Kevin Young by Melanie Dunea.

Future/History/Museum: In Conversation with Kevin Young

Thursday, October 7th, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. PST
Please click here for the Zoom Webinar Link.

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

Archived Events

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


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 ChicagoModerator: Marisa Hick-Alcaraz

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


Image courtesy of the speaker.

Roderick Ferguson, Yale UniversityFriday, 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 ArtDiscussant: Joshua GoodeThursday, April 15th, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. PST

AfroFutures: An Afternoon with Anaïs Duplan


Photo credit: Walid Mohanna

Anaïs Duplan
Trans Poet, Curator, & ArtistDiscussants: Eileen Isagon Skyers and Clayton ColmonFriday, 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 CruzRespondent: Nadine ChanFriday, 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, RiversideModerator: David Luis-BrownFriday, 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.