🌸 Spring 2022 Events!

This initiative is designed to recognize the contributions Black Barnard faculty members have made to scholarship, public intellectual life, and the arts. In honoring their contributions to their fields, to the Barnard/Columbia community, and beyond, we commit to and urge others to uplift and build on the work of Black faculty across the disciplines.

⭐️ Guiding Principles

From The Cite Black Women Collective

#1 - Read Black women's work

#2 - Integrate Black women into the CORE of your syllabus (in life & in the classroom).

#3 - Acknowledge Black women's intellectual production.

#4 - Make space for Black women to speak.

#5 - Give Black women the space and time to breathe.


Have a citation of an article, chapter, or creative work by a Black Barnard faculty member to contribute? Please fill out this Google Form.

Quandra Prettyman

Kim F. Hall

🔆 Spotlight citation

["‘These bastard signs of fair’: Literary whiteness in Shakespeare's."](https://www.taylorfrancis.com/chapters/bastard-signs-fair-literary-whiteness-shakespeare-sonnets-kim-hall/e/10.4324/9780203426517-8.) Post-Colonial Shakespeares (2013): 64.

Excerpt: While not much is known about the presence of certain ethnic and religious minorities in England, one can say with some certainty and (only slightly facetiously) that England was inhabited by a large population that came to be seen as ‘white’ and yet we have not uncovered ways of discussing this as a factor in English identity formation. Even as scholars examine the social, political and imaginative construction of whiteness, whiteness still becomes normative so long as we assume that its viability as a racial signifier is self-evident. More bluntly, they do not address the more basic question: why is whiteness the mark of racial privilege at all?