“Fear and Angelic Troublemaking,” a Lecture by Dr. Abena Ampofoa Asare

In honor of Black History Month, the University Libraries will hold two events showcasing the research of Stony Brook University faculty members.  Please join us for a talk by Dr. Abena Ampofoa Asare on February 6th at 2:00 in the Special Collections Seminar Room, on the 2nd floor of Melville Library.




“Fear and Angelic Troublemaking”


My intention is to share what Black Lives Matter means to me as a mother, an immigrant, a Pan-Africanist, a historian, a Suffolk County resident, and a resolute optimist. I will be talking about the transformative potential of Black Lives Matter in my own life, and also as a historical and political movement.


Abena Ampofoa Asare is Assistant Professor of Modern African Affairs in the Department of Africana Studies at Stony Brook University.  She writes and teaches about how African political and social movements are transforming international human rights. Her forthcoming book Surviving Histories: The Possibility of Human Rights in Ghana’s Truth Commission explores the innovation of historical justice mechanisms in 21st century Africa.


The next event in this series, “Obama, Post-Racialism and the New American Dilemma,” a Lecture by Dr. Zebulon Vance Miletsky, will take place on February 13th at 2:00.  Find out more here.

Kate Kasten-Mutkus

Kate Kasten-Mutkus

Head of Humanities & Social Sciences at Stony Brook University Libraries
Kate is Head of Humanities and Social Sciences at Stony Brook University Libraries. She is the liaison to the French & Francophone Studies program and the Russian Studies program.
email: kathleen.kasten@stonybrook.edu
Kate Kasten-Mutkus
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