On September 27, CSWGS joins the Department of Anthropology and the Center for Energy and Environmental Research in the Human Sciences to co-sponsor a public lecture from Vanessa Agard-Jones, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Columbia University, where she also serves on the Executive Council of the Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality. This lecture begins at noon in Sewall 570 and is free and open to the public.
Agard-Jones earned her Ph.D. from the joint program in Anthropology and French Studies at New York University and held a postdoctoral fellowship at Columbia's Society of Fellows in the Humanities before teaching at Yale University from 2014-2016. She is the former managing editor of two journals: Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism and Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture and Society. Outside of academe she served as the coordinator of Oakland's Prison Activist Resource Center and was Board Chair of New York City's Audre Lorde Project. She also taught for three years in Atlanta Public Schools, at Collier Heights/Usher Elementary and KIPP WAYS Academy.
For our off-campus guests, we advise arriving early to allow time for traffic and parking. Convenient paid parking is available in the Founders Court Parking lot, most accessible from campus entrances 1 and 2, and the Central Parking Garage, most accessible from campus entrances 4, 8, and 20. For more information, visit http://www.rice.edu/maps.