CSSD Announces Two New Working Groups
CSSD has inaugurated two new working groups for fall 2013. Social Rights After the Welfare State will be directed by Alice Kessler-Harris, R. Gordon Hoxie Professor of American History. The group will explore the implications of the declining welfare state for American politics, gender and race relations, and the future of American democracy. The Digital Black Atlantic Project (DBAP) will also launch in fall 2013. Co-directed by Kaiama Glover, Associate Professor of French at Barnard College, and David Scott, Professor of Anthropology at Columbia, DBAP is a multi-institutional and interdisciplinary working group that has come together to invent a scholarly resource and digital platform for multimedia explorations and documentations of literary texts, visual documents, sites, moments, rituals and ceremonies, monuments and memorials, performances, and material objects emerging out of and concerning the Black Atlantic World.