In its first lecture of the 2017-18 academic year, the Fisher Center for the Study of Women and Men welcomes Carole Elizabeth Boyce Davies, a professor of Africana studies and English at Cornell University, whose talk “Caribbean Left: Diasporic Circulations,” will examine the revolutionary work of Caribbean women.
Boyce Davies’s visit to campus on Wednesday, Sept. 13 begins the Fisher Center’s year-long series, “Futures of Revolutions,” an exploration of the successes and failures of revolutions as these political, social, economic and technological forces are envisioned, imagined, realized and lived.
Her talk will begin at 7 p.m. in the Fisher Center, Demarest Hall Room 212.
The recipient of the 2017 Frantz Fanon Lifetime Achievement Award from the Caribbean Philosophical Association, Boyce Davies is the author of the prize-wining book, Left of Karl Marx: The Political Life of Black Communist Claudia Jones (2008) and the classic Black Women, Writing and Identity: Migrations of the Subject (1994). Her most recent book is a study of transnational migration and Caribbean culture, Caribbean Spaces: Escape Routes from Twilight Zones (2013). She is currently studying the political leadership of black women in the African Diaspora.
Established in 1998, the Fisher Center brings together faculty, students and experts in gender-related fields in the arts, humanities, and social and natural sciences to foster mutual understanding and social justice in contemporary society. The Center supports curricular, programmatic and scholarly projects to more nearly realize the democratic ideals of equity, mutual respect and common interest in relations between men and women.