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Understanding Ferguson

An inter­dis­ci­pli­nary panel of North­eastern Uni­ver­sity pro­fes­sors con­vened on Wednesday night to dis­cuss the fac­tors that con­tributed to and arose from the shooting death of an unarmed teenager this summer in Fer­guson, Missouri.

Profiling, Protest, and Politics: Understanding Ferguson

Public art project confronts street harassment

The North­eastern com­mu­nity came together for wheat-​​pasting public art projects, a block party, and an inter­dis­ci­pli­nary panel dis­cus­sion cen­tered on Tatyana Fazlalizadeh’s artist res­i­dency, which is focused on addressing street harass­ment of women and using art to pro­voke social change.

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Art’s power to provoke social change

Tatyana Fazlal­izadeh, Northeastern’s new artist-​​in-​​residence, plans to turn campus into a tem­po­rary hub for artistic activism.

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3Qs: Citizen journalism in Ferguson

Sarah Jackson, assis­tant pro­fessor of com­mu­ni­ca­tion studies, weighs in on how the main­stream media and cit­izen jour­nal­ists have cov­ered the events in Fer­guson, Mis­souri, where the shooting death of an unarmed teenager has sparked protests and tensions.

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3Qs: The power and press of black celebrity

Assis­tant pro­fessor of com­mu­ni­ca­tion studies Sarah Jackson’s new book exam­ines how the main­stream and black press have cov­ered con­tro­ver­sial polit­ical dis­sent by African-​​American celebri­ties. Her inspi­ra­tion came from an unlikely source: Kanye West.

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Music, race, and the White House

Hip-​​hop in Amer­ican cul­ture and its con­nec­tions with Barack Obama’s pres­i­dency set the stage for a thought-​​provoking panel dis­cus­sion with experts in race, music, gender studies, pop cul­ture, and politics.

Hip Hop in the Age of Obama

3Qs: How the gay marriage movement has evolved

Sarah Jackson, assis­tant pro­fessor of com­mu­ni­ca­tion studies, explains why public sup­port for gay mar­riage has increased and how the social move­ment move­ment com­pares to others in Amer­ican history.

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