Futurity and Future Publics:
A Quarter Century of Cultural Studies at Claremont Graduate University

All events will be recorded and available for future viewing.

Clockwise: Mishuana Goeman, Jack Gieseking, and Justin Williams.

Cultural Studies for the Future

Monday, May 10th, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. PST

Mishuana Goeman, University of California, Los Angeles
Jack Gieseking, University of Kentucky
Justin Williams, University of Chicago

Moderator: Marisa Hick-Alcaraz

Kevin Young by Melanie Dunea.

The Future of the Museum and the Audience: A Conversation with Kevin Young

Thursday, October 7th, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. PST

Kevin Young, Director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Archived Events

Keynote: To Find an Institutional Practice: Cultural Studies and the Future of Organic Intellectuals


Image courtesy of the speaker.

Roderick Ferguson, Yale University

Friday, April 30th, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. PST

Future Museum/Museum Future: The Decolonized Museum


Clockwise: Tukufu Zuberi, Pilar Tompkins Rivas. Images courtesy of the speakers.

Tukufu Zuberi, University of Pennsylvania
Pilar Tompkins Rivas, The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art

Discussant: Joshua Goode

Thursday, April 15th, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. PST

AfroFutures: An Afternoon with Anaïs Duplan


Photo credit: Walid Mohanna

Anaïs Duplan
Trans Poet, Curator, & Artist

Discussants: Eileen Isagon Skyers and Clayton Colmon

Friday, March 26th, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. PST

Ecological Futures


Clockwise: Jessica Hurley, T.J. Demos. Images courtesy of the speakers.

Jessica Hurley, George Mason University
T.J. Demos, University of California, Santa Cruz

Respondent: Nadine Chan

Friday, March 12th, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. PST

Strategies for an Abolitionist Future


Clockwise: Dean Spade, Juliet Hooker, Dennis Childs, Dylan Rodríguez. Images courtesy of the speakers.

Dean Spade, Seattle University
Juliet Hooker, Brown University
Dennis Childs, University of California San Diego
Dylan Rodríguez, University of California, Riverside

Moderator: David Luis-Brown

Friday, March 5th, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. PST

The Future(s) of Cultural Studies: A Faculty Conversation

November 11, 2020
12:00pm – 1:00pm PST


To inaugurate the series, the faculty of the Cultural Studies department introduced the themes of the program on November 11, 2020 in the form of a conversation between the faculty on why they have chosen these themes to represent the future(s) of their field and how these themes connect with their own scholarly biographies. You can watch the recording of the conversation here.

Darrell Moore
David Luis-Brown
Nadine Chan
Joshua Goode
Eve Oishi

Claremont Graduate University occupies unceded Indigenous land. The Cultural Studies Department acknowledges the Gabrieleno/Tongva peoples as the ancestral caretakers of this land (Torojoatngna), and we pay our respects to Honuukvetam (ancestors), ‘Ahiihirom (elders), and ‘Eyoohiinkem (our relatives/relations) past, present, and emerging.