A Site of Struggle: American Art against Anti-Black Violence
Forthcoming April 12, 2022
A Site of Struggle: American Art against Anti-Black Violence, edited by Janet Dees, is forthcoming from Princeton University Press in 2022. Contributors include Sampada Aranke, Courtney Baker, Huey Copeland, Janet Dees, Leslie Harris, and LaCharles Ward.
A Site of Struggle: American Art Against Anti-Black Violence (exhibition at The Block Museum of Art)
January 26-July 10, 2022
See The Block Museum of Art‘s website for details.
Chloé Across America: The Sunday Edition!
July 11, 2021
Yaba Blay, reading and conversation with Dr. Courtney R. Baker at the Schomburg Center Literary Festival 2021
June 22, 2021
Conversation: And So On: Reading and Conversation with Kiese Laymon
February 11, 2021
Talk: “Black Manicule: Pointing Elsewhere” for The Black Index exhibition opening
January 14, 2021
Essay: Ayana Evans’s Operation Catsuit in b.O.s. (Black One Shot) for ASAP/Journal
July 2, 2020
IG Live: Envisioning Blackness, Enacting Freedom: AUC Art Collective conversation with Dr. Cheryl Finley
June 11, 2020
Talk: Framing Black Performance: Looking Back, Looking Forward
February 28, 2019
Talk: Black Humanity, Visible Violence, and Liberation Aesthetics
October 14, 2019
Press Release: Occidental to Offer New Black Studies Major in Fall 2018
May 11, 2018
Occidental College will offer a new major and minor in Black studies (BLST) beginning in fall 2018. Associate professor of American studies Courtney Baker will chair the new program, which she co-crafted with American studies professor Erica Ball.
Consultant: Meet the Woman Behind the African Utopia in ‘Black Panther’ by Gabrielle Bruney
February 16, 2018
When it comes to watching Black Panther, Dr. Baker said that people “will get more out of it by thinking about the project of Afrofuturism, which is about black possibility, black diversity, and black empowerment, and that has to do with a global condition of blackness.”
Interview: #EmmettTillProject: “His death had everything to do with the identity of the nation”
August 29, 2017
Courtney Baker discusses the legacy of Emmett Till, the power of the image, and the brave genius of Mamie Till.
Interview: WFHB Interchange: Lynchings on Loop: How Terror Goes Viral
July 26, 2016
Courtney Baker on the double-edged power of images of black suffering and death.
Interview: The Chauncey DeVega Show: Courtney Baker on Images of Black Suffering and Death
June 24, 2016
Dr. Baker and Chauncey talk about police and anti-black violence, the continuity of white on black racial terrorism from Reconstruction and the postbellum era to the present, and if the street vigilante and police killings of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown constitute “modern day lynchings”.
Panel discussion: Race in the Media
September 12, 2015
Moderated by Aliyya Swaby, panelists Courtney Baker, Kenya (Robinson), Frances Robles, and Kirsten West Savali discuss how racial bias is portrayed in the news and popular media and examine the language used to describe crime and recent events.
TedX Talk: Wandering through Literature: The Ends of Reading
April 12, 2014
Bringing poets as varied as William Wordsworth, Nikky Finney, Rudyard Kipling, and Etheridge Knight into conversation, Courtney Baker makes a case for the ethical conditions of reading.