CLR James books

CLR James Lecture

“A new political vocabulary: What kinds of futures come after nationalism for Africa?”  Sean Jacobs  (2018-2019) (International Affairs at the New School CUNY)

C.L.R. James (1901-1989) was an Afro-Trinidadian historian whose influence on postcolonial studies inspired this annual lecture series. The C.L.R. James Lecture is an opportunity for all members of the St. Lawrence University community to come together to discuss African issues. The C.L.R. James Lecture is sponsored by the African studies program with support from both CIIS and the Engaging Africa Initiative.

Past CLR James Lecturers include: 

2021-22: Adia Benton (Northwestern University)

2019-20: Awad Ibrahim (University of Ottawa)

2018-19: Sean Jacobs (New School)

2017-18: Eileen Julien (Indiana University)

2016-2017: Jemima Pierre (UCLA)

2015-16: Susan Thompson (Colgate)

2014-15: Micere Githae Mugo (Syracuse)

2013-2014- Bruce Berman (Queens U)

2012-2013: Richard Joseph (Northwestern)

2011-2012: Johnnetta Cole (National Museum of African Art)

2010-2011: Leslye Obiora (University of Arizona)

2009-2010: John Hanson (Indiana University)

2008-2009: Paul Tiyambe Zeleza (USIU- Nairobi)

For more information, please contact the African studies program.