Events

Spring 2023

Thursday, February 9, 2023 | 2:00 & 5:00 PM
American Studies for the Future Lecture Series: Ianna Hawkins Owen and Christina Sharpe
2:00 PM: Seminar with Ianna Hawkins Owen (BU English, African American Studies) and Christina Sharpe (York University), responding.
5:00 PM: Public talk with Christina Sharpe.
These events will be held remotely on Zoom.
Presented by the American & New England Studies Program
Co-sponsored by BU Center for the Humanities, Dean of Arts & Sciences, Associate Dean of Faculty/Humanities, Associate Dean for Diversity & Inclusion, African American Studies, Department of English, Department of History
More details will be provided soon on AMNESP’s website.

Tuesday, February 21, 2023 | 6:00 PM
Kemi Alabi Against Heaven
Speaker: Kemi Alabi
Kemi Alabi (they/them) is the author of Against Heaven, selected by Claudia Rankine as winner of the 2021 Academy of American Poets First Book Award.
Kemi believes in the world-shifting power of words and the radical imaginations of Black queer and trans people.
Masks Strongly Encouraged
To request accommodations, please contact ihowen@bu.edu by or before Feb. 1, 2023
Location: 138 Mountfort Street, Brookline
Join Remotely: virtual registration
View poster here.

Thursday, April 20, 2023 | 4:00 PM
American Studies for the Future Lecture Series: Anita Patterson
4:00 PM: Keynote with Anita Patterson (BU English)
This event will be held only in-person and will be followed by the end-of-the-year AMNESP reception.
Presented by the American & New England Studies Program
Co-sponsored by BU Center for the Humanities, Dean of Arts & Sciences, Associate Dean of Faculty/Humanities, Associate Dean for Diversity & Inclusion, African American Studies, Department of English, Department of History
More details will be provided soon on AMNESP’s website.