Pierre is author of The Predicament of Blackness: Postcolonial Ghana and the Politics of Race, which won the 2014 Elliot Skinner Book Award in Africanist Anthropology, the 2012 Bevington Fund First Book Grant. She is currently completing a book, Race and Africa: Cultural and Historical Legacies, which is under contract with Routledge Press.
The C.L.R. James Lecture provides a public opportunity to bring the campus community together to discuss African issues. C.L.R. James (1901-1989) was an Afro-Trinidadian historian who lived for a time in England and had a major influence on postcolonial literature. The lecture is sponsored by the African Studies program with support from the Center for International and Intercultural Studies and the Department of Global Studies.