Logistics and Fees
May 24th, 12p.m.-2p.m. EST: “Shifting the Geography of Reason,” Lewis Gordon (UCONN)
May 25th, 12p.m.-2p.m. EST: “Decoloniality in/as Praxis,” Catherine Walsh, (Universidad Andina Simon Bolivar, Ecuador)
4p.m. EST: “Raising Spirits I: Rum Appreciation and History,” Mike Monahan (University of Memphis): These sessions will offer an informal virtual venue for enjoying and discussing two quintessentially Caribbean products with rich histories and deep social significance.
May 26th, 12p.m.-2p.m. EST: “Existence Otherwise: Struggles of Gender, Race, and Education in these Times of Dehumanity(ies),” Catherine Walsh, (Universidad Andina Simon Bolivar, Ecuador)
4p.m.: Cooking Global Southern Food with Professor Lisa Anderson
May 27 th , 12p.m.-2p.m. EST: “The Thought of Negritude Philosopher, René Ménil,” Paget Henry (Brown University)
4p.m. EST: Zoom-rumba!
May 28th, 12p.m.-1p.m EST. CPA Book Friday!
1:15-4:15p.m. EST: “Teaching, Publishing, and Institution-Building with Caribbean, African, and Global Southern Thought” (Michael Monahan, Olufemi Taiwo, and Catherine Walsh on teaching; Nigel Gibson, Lewis Gordon, and Paget Henry on publishing; Lisa Anderson, Jane Gordon, and Jackie Martinez on institution-building)
May 31st, 12p.m.-2p.m. EST: “Fanonian Practices,” Nigel Gibson (Emerson College)
June 1st, 12p.m.-2p.m. EST: “Shades of Black,” Nathalie Etoke (CUNY Graduate Center)
4p.m. EST: “Raising Spirits II: Cigar Appreciation and History,” Mike Monahan (University of Memphis): These sessions will offer an informal virtual venue for enjoying and discussing two quintessentially Caribbean products with rich histories and deep social significance.
June 2nd, 12p.m.-2p.m. EST: “Building from the Creolizing of Theory,” Jane Gordon (UCONN) and Michael Monahan (University of Memphis)
4p.m. EST: Cooking Global Southern Food with Lewis Gordon
June 3rd, 9:30a.m.-11: 30a.m. EST: “Doing Philosophy in 19th Century West Africa,” Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò (Cornell University)
12p.m.-2p.m. EST: The 2020 and 2021 Caribbean Philosophical Association Awards Ceremony
4p.m. EST: Zoom-rumba!
June 4th, 12p.m.-3p.m. EST: “Intersectionality, Interdisciplinarity, and Phenomenology:
Exemplars from Queer and Trans People of Color,” Lisa Anderson (Arizona State University)
and Jackie Martinez (Arizona State University)
With each session, there will be three segments. The first forty-or-so minutes will be
presentation, the second forty minutes we’ll break into smaller discussion groups [with 6-8
participants each] led by CPA Summer School faculty, we’ll then reconvene to spend the final
segment of time discussing what emerged in the smaller discussions. Each Friday will be longer.
In both, there will be two rounds of discussion and small group discussions with one longer
reconvening at the end.
In addition to each day’s session, we will, in advance of the Summer School and during its first
week, send out and maintain an interactive sign-up sheet inviting participants to make requests to
speak with a particular member of the CPA Summer School faculty about a particular theme.
We will then schedule these semi-structured meetings into the two-week schedule.
We will also supplement programming with fun activities in which participants can opt to
participate. These will include a Zoom cook session with Lisa and then Lewis teaching how to
make cod fish cakes or jerk chicken or . . . ! (For each, we’ll send out a shopping list in advance
so that participants could cook along with Lisa and/or Lewis.) Mike will lead a session focused
on rum and another on cigar history and appreciation. If anyone would like to lead a session of
this kind---focused on listening to Caribbean music or leading participants through learning a
form of dance or featuring Caribbean children’s authors, etc.---we could add two such sessions to
Since costs of running the Summer School are considerably fewer, it will be $300 for faculty
based in the United States and Canada, $250 for U.S.-based graduate and undergraduate
students, $150 for faculty based in the Caribbean, Latin America, and in Africa, $100 for
graduate and undergraduate students coming from the Caribbean, Latin America, and Africa, and
free for UCONN participants. Enrollment is now closed.