Black Age and the Art of Watchfulness

Dr. Habiba Ibrahim, University of Washington, Seattle

We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Habiba Ibrahim as our keynote speaker. Habiba Ibrahim is Professor and Associate Chair of English at the University of Washington in Seattle. She is the author of Troubling the Family: The Promise of Personhood and the Rise of Multiculturalism (University of Minnesota Press, 2012) and Black Age: Oceanic Lifespans and the Time of Black Life (NYU Press, 2021). Black Age received the honorable mention for the Harry Shaw and Katrina Hazzard-Donald Award for Outstanding Work in African-American Popular Culture Studies, given by the Popular Culture Association in 2022. She co-edited the January 2022 special issue of South Atlantic Quarterly, “Black Temporality in Times of Crisis.” Among other venues, Ibrahim’s work appears in African American Review, American Literary History, Anthropology and Humanism, and Keywords for African American Studies.