Barnard College News
This National Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month, we spotlight Barnard’s trailblazing alumnae who have thrived in fields from law to the arts and everything in between.
The psychoanalyst and professor created the foundations for community-based mental health services and education in Harlem. #BarnardCelebratesBlackHistory #BarnardYearOfScience
In celebration of National Latinx Heritage Month, Barnard asks, “How do you self-identify?” and members of the community share their complex, powerful answers.
With only 2% of STEM jobs held by Black women nationwide, Barnard community members discuss the importance of mentoring and retaining Black women who are interested in the sciences.
Medical student Christina LaGamma ’16 discusses systemic racism in the healthcare industry and how she helped get a medical magazine to dedicate an entire issue to Black Lives Matter.
Professor Angela Simms discusses the consequences racial inequities have on access to resources.
Professor Celia E. Naylor explains the history behind Juneteenth (June 19) and how it fits into our current climate.
In recent years, artists and activists in Denmark, Sweden, and St. Croix have been at the forefront of movements to acknowledge and reckon with Scandinavia’s colonial history and the relation of this history to racial imaginaries and modes of national belonging in Europe and the Caribbean. On March 5 –7, several campus conversations will take place with three artists and activists.
They discussed difficulties facing people of Haitian descent living in the Dominican Republic.
SNCC focused on voter registration and on mounting a systemic challenge to the white supremacy that governed the country’s entrenched political, economic and social structures.
Zakiya presented at The Legacy Project in Weeksville, and Marya presented at the African American History, Culture, and Digital Humanities Conference at the University of Maryland.
Dive into the fraught history of immigration to the US.
The third-annual Sister Spit, sponsored by Barnard Student Life and honoring MLK Legacy Week, featured women who shared poems and narratives focused on resistance.
Gumby himself called it the "The Unwritten History'" of the United States.
Ritchie’s new book Invisible No More provides striking insights into the need for police reform.
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture—an institution integral to Barnard’s Harlem Semester—has been newly renovated thanks to the architecture firm led by Claire Tow Professor of Professional Practice and Department of Architecture Chair Karen Fairbanks.
Paige West, Claire Tow Professor of Anthropology and author of Dispossession and the Environment: Rhetoric and Inequality in Papua New Guinea, was the recipient of the Columbia University Press Distinguished Book Award.
Professor Rosalind Rosenberg on the importance of twentieth-century activist and scholar Pauli Murray.
An exploration of racialized images in a genre of photography called “identification photography,” with Professor Tina Campt.
To mark the August 1791 anniversary of the start of the Haitian Revolution, Professor Kaiama Glover explores dystopian Haiti, zombies, and how pop culture perpetuates and reinforces incorrect narratives about Haiti and the wider "black" world.
Barnard College historically has been a space for activism—from Annie Nathan Meyer’s aggressive advocacy of women’s education in the 1880s to the 1968 Vietnam War and civil rights protests to recent calls for divestment from fossil fuel companies.
Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza spoke at Barnard about current affairs and a path forward for the movement.
Why would being really snappy as a dresser be politically dangerous?
Prof. Jonathan Rieder shares his opinion on the correct way to remember King.
Professor of Economics Rajiv Sethi is featured in a number of media reports concerning law enforcement and racial bias. His commentary comes in response to a study conducted by Roland Fryer Jr., Harvard University’s Henry Lee Professor of Economics.
Film tells the story of the first integrated high school in Batesville, Mississippi
Award honors exceptional work in the field of multicultural education
Sociology professor comments on King's legacy for The New Yorker, The Los Angeles Times, The Charlie Rose Show, and more.
Sociology professor answers questions about his new book, Gospel of Freedom: Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Letter From Birmingham Jail and the Struggle That Changed a Nation
"I am very pleased that the department and the College has seen fit to put me in Lucyle Hook's shoes, as it were, because she had a formidable presence while she was at Barnard," says Kim Hall, professor of English. Hall recently assumed the newly endowed Lucyle Hook Chair in honor of this beloved English faculty member, a scholar of seventeenth-century literature and drama who passed away in 2003 at the age of 102. "I feel a kind of kinship [with her]," says Hall, citing Hook's scholarly interests as well as her love of international travel and dedication to women's issues.