Farrah J Griffin, Professor and chair of the University’s new Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies, was recently featured on Episode 4 of The Dean’s Table with Dean Harris from the School of Social Sciences. Professor Griffin previously directed CSSD working group Toward an Intellectual History of Black Women and CSSD affiliate Institute for Research in African-American Studies.
Professor Griffin joins Dean Harris to discuss her scholarly trajectory into African-American studies, her research on the Black Migration and Harlem of the 1940s, and the establishment of the new Department of African-American and African Diaspora Studies at Columbia.
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Professor Farrah J. Griffin is the William B. Ransford Professor of English & Comparative Literature and African-American Studies at Columbia, and the chair of the University’s new Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies. Professor Griffin is a scholar and author of African American literature, music, history and politics.
The Dean's Table is the latest initiative of Dean Fredrick Harris, Dean of Social Sciences, Columbia University. This series features the lives, work, and imagination of scholars from across Columbia's social science disciplines.