Black History Month Lecture Featuring Dr. Kaysha Corinealdi

February 16, 2023
flyer of 2023 black history month lecture series

Every year the Baylor University Department of History brings leading historians to campus to present a lecture in celebration of Black History Month. This year with support from the College of Arts & Sciences DEI committee, we are honored to present Dr. Kaysha Corinealdi, Assistant Professor of History at Emerson College.

female professor headshot, Dr. Kaysha Corinealdi
Dr. Kaysha Corinealdi Assistant Professor Emerson College

The lecture will take place at 5:00 PM on Tuesday, February 21, in Room 240 of Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation. It is free and open to the public.

Titled after her recently published and widely acclaimed book, Dr. Corinealdi’s lecture, “Panama in Black: Afro-Caribbean World Making in the Twentieth Century,” will focus on how we remember, write, and conceptualize histories of Black activism in the Americas. At the core of this exploration, Dr. Corinealdi will examine the actions and words of Black Panamanians who challenged denationalization and Jim Crow policies in Panama and the United States.

Dr. Corinealdi is an interdisciplinary historian of modern empires, migration, gender, and activism in the Americas. In her research and teaching she incorporates diverse source materials and analytical approaches to highlight the richness and complexity of historical inquiry. Corinealdi has presented her work nationally and internationally on themes such as photographing existence in the Americas, Afro-Latinx educators in New York City, women undoing empire, anti-Blackness in the Americas, and anti-communism in twentieth century Panama and the United States. Her research has been supported by the Mellon Foundation, the Institute for Citizens and Scholars, and the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University.

Corinealdi received her Ph.D. from Yale University. She had been a part of Emerson’s Marlboro Institute for Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies since 2016.