The Princeton African American Studies Department is known as a convener of conversations about the political, economic, and cultural forces that shape our understanding of race and racial groups. We invite you to listen as faculty “read” how race and culture are produced globally, look past outcomes to origins, question dominant discourses, and consider evidence instead of myth.
How Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah Is Revolutionizing The Genre Of Jazz
Recent Certificate recipient, Heath Pearson, Ph.D. sits down with American Jazz Trumpeter, Christian Scott, to discuss his inspirations, his creative process, and the importance of musically challenging himself.
Christian, also known as Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, is an architect of concepts. His signature Stretch Music, a genre-blind form, allows him to create sonic landscapes across multiple forms of sound, language, thought, and culture. At once, Trap, Alt Rock, World Music. Stretch Music is, as its creator, a collision of ideas and identities. Growing up as an heir to a Legendary Afro-New Orleanian Chieftain amidst the complexities of a racially and economically conflicted New Orleans, Adjuah’s work reflects his sensibilities: analytic, expansive and unafraid to confront the social and political realities of our time head-on.
Please note that the following content contains strong langauge. Parental advisory is advised
The Journey From Solitary To Activism
Professor Eddie Glaude Jr. sits down with Assistant Professor Autumn Womack to explore the process of developing a book; Professor Joshua Guild speaks with activist and author Albert Woodfox
Legacy and Racialized Politics
In Ep.17, Eddie Glaude and Imani Perry examine the NYT's 1619 Project and discuss her new book Breathe: A Letter to My Sons. Later, Glaude and Julian Zelizer discuss the historical cycle of racialized politics displayed by President Trump.
Black Bodies, White Gold
In this episode, Eddie Glaude discusses with Professor Anna Arabindan-Kesson her application of research on textiles, music, and photography for her upcoming book Black Bodies White Gold. Professor Kesson, an Art Historian at heart, reveals the history and nuances of blacks and cotton and the turbulent history across America and Europe.
The Influence of Ancient Ethiopia
Eddie Glaude sits down with Professor Wendy Belcher to discuss her recent work around ancient Ethiopian Orthodox Church.
AAS21 014 - Inspiring Change in Trump's America
Professor Eddie Glaude, Jr. and Associate Professor Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor discuss and review the political climate of America in 2018.