Futures 2022 Schedule


June 20th - June 26th 2022


7:00pm Welcoming Remarks (Alumni Hall, Hopkins Center)


7:15pm Session One: "Indigenous Resurgence: Unsettling Colonial Capitalism" (Alumni Hall, Hopkins Center)

  • Professor Melanie Benson Taylor (Dartmouth College), "Weird Indigeneity"
  • Professor Emilie Connolly (Brandeis University), "Colonialism as Capitalist Infrastructure" 
10:00 - 11:30 pm: Reception (Top of the Hop, Hopkins Center)


9:30am Session Two: "Elimination Politics at the US-Mexico Border"  (Alumni Hall, Hopkins Center)

  • Professor Lázaro Lima (Hunter College,  CUNY), "'Rumors of War': The Bare Life of the Forever Foreigners"
  • Professor Mary Pat Brady (Cornell University), "Elimination Politics at the Border"


1:00pm - 4:30 pm Seminars

7:30pm Session Three: "The State of/and Asian-American Studies" (Alumni Hall, Hopkins Center)

  • Professor Jeffrey Santa Ana (Stony Brook University), "Decolonial Water Memory: Floods, Rising Seas, and Inequality as Testimony to the Transpacific Anthropocene" 


9:30am Session Four: "Interrogating Visuality: 'The Black Gaze'" (Alumni Hall, Hopkins Center)

  • Professor Sandy Alexandre (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), "On Camera, On Strike: Exhaustion and Passive Resistance"
  • Professor Kimberly Juanita Brown (Dartmouth College), "Loss, Longing, and Haptic Regard"


1:00pm - 4:30 pm Seminars

5:30pm: Institute Picnic  (Hitchcock Tent, Tuck Drive)

7:30 pm Session Five: "Unruly Sonic Practices: The Master's Tools" (Faulkner Recital Hall, Hopkins Center)

  • Professor William Cheng (Dartmouth College) Presentation/Recital


11:00am - 1:00pm: Institute Brunch for Participants and Faculty (Hitchcock Tent, Tuck Drive)

1:00pm - 4:30 pm Seminars

7:30pm Session Six: "Queering the Politics of Refusal or 'Make It Worse!'" (Alumni Hall, Hopkins Center)

  • Professor Jack Halberstam (Columbia University) 


9:30am Session Seven: "Racial Capitalism and Crises of Social Reproduction" (Alumni Hall, Hopkins Center)

  • Professor Roderick Ferguson (Yale University), "The Black Bourgeoisie and the Social Reproduction of Neocolonialism and Neoliberalism"
  • Professor Patricia Stuelke (Dartmouth College), "'Our Bodies, Our Territories': Hemispheric Horror and the International Women’s Strike"
  • Professor Jarvis McInnis (Duke University), "Tuskegee and the Plantationocene: Toward a Theory of Eco-Ontology in Black Studies"


1:00pm - 4:30 pm Seminars

7:30pm Session Eight: "Cruel Pessimisms" (Alumni Hall, Hopkins Center)

  • Professor Robyn Wiegman (Duke University


9:30am Session Nine: "Para-Ontologies of Terror" (Alumni Hall, Hopkins Center)

  • Professor Selamawit D. Terrefe (Tulane University), "Axiomatic Black: Paraontology and the Monsters that Walk Beside Me"


1:00pm: Discussion with Gordon Hutner, Editor of ALH

4:00pm Session Ten: "Roundtable Book Discussion of Professor RA Judy’s Sentient Flesh: Thinking in Disorder / Poiè„sis in Black" (Alumni Hall, Hopkins Center)

  • Professor Anthony Barrymore Bogues (Brown University), "The Politics of a Black Poesis"
  • Professor Hortense J. Spillers (Vanderbilt University), "The Many Books of Sentient Flesh: Judy and the Critiques"
  • Professor RA Judy (University of Pittsburgh)


7:30pm Closing Banquet (Hanover Inn, Grand Ballroom)