Farrah J. Griffin, co-director of CSSD working group Toward an Intellectual History of Black Women and director of CSSD affiliate Institute for Research in African-American Studies is featured in a Columbia Daily Spectator article about the recently created African American and African Diaspora Studies department.
The article highlights the decades of activism surrounding the University’s lack of dedicated scholarship to issues of race and ethnicity that led to the creation of Columbia’s first African American and African Diaspora Studies department last fall.
The article details the efforts of Griffin and three other faculty, as well as a myriad of other students and scholars, whose efforts were instrumental in pushing for change in the slow-moving world of academia.
Columbia’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously to create the new department of African American and African Diaspora Studies on Dec. 1, 2018 with Farrah J. Griffin as its first chair.
Click here to read the article.
For more on Farrah J. Griffin’s contributions to CSSD see the Toward an Intellectual History of Black Women webpage for past events, the CSSD blog for news and publications and check out our YouTube channel for how CSSD is Imagining Justice and Creating Change as well as for full-length videos from our 10th Anniversary Symposium.