• Yarimar Bonilla, Associate Professor of Anthropology & Caribbean Studies at Rutgers University
  • Mayanthi Fernando, Associate Professor of Anthropology at University of California-Santa Cruz
  • Greg Beckett, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Western University
  • Francois Richard, Associate Professor of Anthropology at University of Chicago


Keynote Speakers:

Vincent Brown, Charles Warren Professor of History and Professor of African and African American Studies, Harvard University

Colin Dayan, Robert Penn Warren Professor in the Humanities. at Vanderbilt University

Saidiya Hartman, Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University

Rinaldo Walcott, Associate Professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education and Director, Women & Gender Studies Institute University of Toronto




Nadia Abu El-Haj, Professor of Anthropology, Columbia University

Gil Anidjar, Professor in the Departments of Religion, the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies (MESAAS), and the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society (ICLS), Columbia University

Herman Bennett, Professor in the Ph. D. Program in History at the Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY)

Hazel Carby, Charles C & Dorathea S Dilley Prof African American Studies & American Studies, Yale Univeristy

Marlene Daut, Associate Professor of African American and American Studies, University of Virginia

Marisa Fuentes, Associate Professor of Women’s & Gender Studies and History Presidential Term Chair in African American History, Rutgers University

Walter Mignolo, William H. Wannamaker Professor of Romance Studies in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, Duke University

Harvey Neptune, Associate Professor of History, Temple University

Jemima Pierre, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of California-Los Angeles

Christina Sharpe, Professor of English, Tufts University

Madison Smart Bell is a novelist and Professor of English at Goucher College

Deborah Thomas, R. Jean Brownlee Professor of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania



Hussein Agrama, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Chicago

Ryan Jobson, Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow 2017-2019; Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Chicago

Natacha Nsabimana, Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow 2018-2020, University of Chicago

Stephan Palmié, Professor of Anthropology, University of Chicago