Natasha Lightfoot

CSER and History

















Office 523 Fayerweather Hall
Phone (212) 851-5915

Office Hours: Tuesday 2-3:30pm & By appointment

Professor Lightfoot specializes in slavery and emancipation studies, and black identities, politics, and cultures in the fields of Caribbean, Atlantic World, and African Diaspora History. Her recent book ,Troubling Freedom: Antigua and the Aftermath of British Emancipation (Durham: Duke University Press, 2015), focuses on black working class people's everyday forms of freedom in Antigua after emancipation.  She holds a Ph.D in History from New York University.

Relevant Link:  An Interview with Natasha Lightfoot about her new book, Troubling Freedom.

CSER continues to be Columbia's main interdisciplinary space for the study of ethnicity and race and their implications for thinking about culture, power, hierarchy, social identities, and political communities. The Center also offers a wide range of public programming, including Artist at the Center, Indigenous Forum, and Latino Public Speaker Series and the Transnational Asian/American Speaker Series. CSER's most recent spaces include the Media and Idea Lab and Gallery at the Center, a space dedicated to curating artistic and thematic exhibits around the Center’s key areas of interest.

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Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race

420 Hamilton Hall, MC 2880

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Tel 212-854-0507

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