As part of Doug Bafford’s Teaching Innovation Grant project, he is focusing on interdisciplinary writing. Throughout this academic year, Doug will orchestrate a workshop and will welcome a new speaker to each session. The next workshop will be held on November 3, and you can learn more general information here.

Here’s what you can expect on November 3:

Session Title: Workshop with Historian Ashley D. Farmer (Boston University)
Manuscript Title: “‘All the Progress to be Made Will Be Made by Maladjusted Negroes’: Mae Mallory, Black Women’s Activism, and the Making of the Black Radical Tradition”
November 3 at 2:00 in Mandel G12
Free and open to the public (no need to RSVP, although attendees are encouraged to read a precirculated draft available by emailing
Ashley D. Farmer is a historian of black women’s intellectual life and radical politics, particularly contributions to the Black Power movement in the twentieth century. She has published in peer-reviewed academic venues, including the Journal of African American History, but has also made her work available in popular media and blogs. Her first monograph, titled “Remaking Black Power: How Black Women Transformed an Era,” will be released in November 2017 from University of North Carolina Press. For this workshop, Professor Farmer will share a work-in-progress with the Brandeis community on the life and activism of Mae Mallory, who organized from the 1930s to the 1980s. More information about Farmer’s media appearances and forthcoming scholarship can be found on her website.

Davis Fellow Reflections

October 4th, 2017

This fall, the Center for Teaching and Learning will gather the Brandeis Teaching Fellows. These fellows will meet throughout the academic year and focus on various issues around teaching pedagogy and assessment. As we look to the work this new group will undertake, we pause to reflect on the work of the group’s predecessors, the Davis Teaching and Learning Fellows.

Charles Golden, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Davis Fellow from 2015-2016, highlights the challenges facing faculty in learning how to teach. You can read his reflection here.