The conference will celebrate the transformative impact of Barbara Harlow’s scholarly and institutional commitments and imagine their future trajectories. The opening night will feature tributes by her friends and colleagues at the University of Texas at Austin, discussing her contributions to the English department, the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, the Bridging Disciplines Program, and several area studies programs and centers, including African, Middle East, and South Asian Studies.
Barbara Harlow’s intellectual praxis crossed continents and encompassed diverse agendas: resistance, translation, political engagement and solidarity, human rights, pedagogy. Some of Barbara’s most important comrades, interlocutors, and former students will present on the intellectual, academic, professional and activist directions that they shared with Barbara Harlow. The conference aims both to celebrate the life of Barbara Harlow and use her life and work to reflect anew about resistance.
We very much hope that you can join us.