We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Habiba Ibrahim, Associate Professor of English at the University of Washington, as our keynote speaker. Dr. Ibrahim’s scholarship focuses on African American literary studies of the 20th and 21st centuries. She is the recipient of the African American Review’s 2016 Darwin T. Turner Prize, and author of Black Age: Oceanic Life Spans and the Time of Black LIfe (New York University Press, 2021)