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First Fridays

Emory College and the James Weldon Johnson Institute present: First Fridays at 4: Emory Faculty Scholarship on Race. Emory professors will share their latest research on topics related to race, difference and equity.

Schedule of Events


February 3, 2023- "Queer Palestine and the Empire of Critique"

Sa'ed Atshan, Associate Professor of  Anthropology


March 3, 2023- "Shirley: The Audacious Life of Shirley Graham Du Bois"

Karida L. Brown, Professor of Sociology


April 7, 2023- "Stony the Road We Trod": Black Southerners' Efforts to Secure Graduate Education During the Age of Jim Crow

Crystal R. SandersActing Associate Professor of African American Studies


Check out our Youtube page for archived First Fridays programming.