Panel: Transformative Scholarship for Fostering Black Joy

February 20 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Room 523, Butler Library, 535 West 114th St. New York, NY 10027

Event Organizer

Marianna Pecoraro, Columbia Faculty Advancement

The Office for Faculty Advancement and the School of Social Work invite you to a panel discussion on engaging our communities through transformative scholarship. This program will highlight the research contributions of recently hired Columbia faculty engaged in scholarship that elevates Black youth, promotes racial justice, and supports the dismantling of structures that hinder Black joy. Panelists will describe how their research makes room for Black joy and how to engage with and encourage Black youth communities. All Columbia affiliates and neighboring community members, including children, are invited to attend. A light lunch will be provided immediately following the panel discussion.

Courtney Cogburn (bio), Associate Professor of Social Work, Special Advisor to the Dean, and Associate Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in the Data Science Institute

Charles Lea (bio), Assistant Professor of Social Work
Marissa Thompson (bio), Assistant Professor of Sociology
Nkemka Anyiwo (bio), Assistant Professor of Social Work
Natasha Johnson (bio), Assistant Professor of Social Work