Invite Dr. Barnes for your next Event, Panel or Workshop

Dr. Barnes is happy to offer lectures, seminars, workshops, and to be a participant and/or moderator in panel discussion. She speaks broadly on issues pertaining to Black women, work, family, community, qualitative ethnographic methods, and activism. She also develops and leads workshops on marriage and family; work-life integration, mentoring, and college/graduate school patterns for success. She also has extensive experience evaluating departments and programs and has served on the Board of Trustees for schools and organizations. See below for past and future events and click the link to invite Dr. Barnes for your next event.

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY,
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA

March 12, 2019

In this talk, I focus on one school and its community in Atlanta, Georgia recognizing and explicating the structural, systemic, and political implications of urban education reform, its intersections with housing inequalities, and the public perception of community, school, family, and student "failure."

DEPARTMENT OF AFRICAN AND AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES AND THE MELLON MAYS UNDERGRADUATE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

March 18, 2019

The Department of African and African American Studies and the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program at Washington University, St. Louis, welcome Dr. Riché J. Daniel Barnes, author of Raising the Race: Black Career Women Redefine Marriage, Motherhood, and Community (Rutgers University 2016), to discuss her ethnographic project based on multi-year fieldwork in Atlanta, Georgia.

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY 
EMORY UNIVERSITY

March 22, 2018

Emory University Laney Graduate School and the Department of Sociology welcome alumna (anthropology Ph.D. 2009), Dr. Riché J. Daniel Barnes back to campus for a discussion of her award-winning book, Raising the Race: Black Career Women Redefine Marriage, Motherhood, and Community. Focused on the Atlanta metropolitan area, her multi-year ethnographic project focuses on the construction and negotiation of middle-class Blackness and specifically marriage, motherhood and community in the "City too Busy to Hate."

THE ANDREW YOUNG SCHOOL OF POLICY STUDIES & WOMENLEAD
GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY

March 20, 2018

Georgia State University and the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies welcomes alumna, Dr. Riché J. Daniel Barnes (Urban Studies M.S. 1997) back to campus for two events. First, a discussion of her award winning book, Raising the Race: Black Career Women Redefine Marriage, Motherhood, and Community. Second, a panel discussion for the WomenLead seminar featuring Dr. Kathi Earles Ross, physician and senior medical liaison for Novo Nordisk and Allegra Lawrence-Hardy, attonery-at-law and partner at Lawrence & Bundy LLC. Moderating a discussion that ranges from corporate politics to childcare arrangements, Dr. Barnes connects the strategies these professional women employ sometimes consciously and not, to those of her study participants - dispelling the stay-at-home/full-time work dichotomy in a framework she calls
"Black Strategic Mothering."

DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INCORPORATED PRESENTS RED TALK:
FEATURING RICHÉ J. DANIEL BARNES, PH.D. DEAN OF PIERSON COLLEGE, YALE UNIVERSITY

March 2, 2018

Dr. Barnes presents a candid conversation with the Pi Alpha Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated and their guests. Dr. Barnes discusses her work based upon her ethnographic research, investigating the complexities of Black motherhood and how it relates to class, community, representation, family politics, and gender dynamics. In each case she encourages participants and listeners to consider the the relative shift in Black women's strategies as they navigate the concerns of being situated in the professional/elite middle-classes while still being constrained by neighborhood, school, and community choice. It is a conversation that is also about mother-daughter conflict and negotiation and work and caregiving across the life-course.


DUKE UNIVERSITY
RACE WORKSHOP

February 20, 2018
Raising the Race:
Black Strategic Mothering and the Politics of Survival

Professor Barnes joins the Race Workshop to discuss the historical development of what she calls “Black Strategic Mothering” as a conceptual tool to think through how Black women have continued to survive and thrive, despite raced, gendered, and classed, oppressions in the workforce, in their homes, and in their communities. She discusses what is meant by the politics of survival as it pertains to Black women: daily working to overcome multiple struggles and developing strategies, often political in nature to navigate what often feels like political minefields; particularly in the workplace, but increasingly within Black communities themselves as what is meant by Blackness and community is contested.

CLAYMAN INSTITUTE FOR GENDER RESEARCH STANFORD UNIVERSITY

FEBRUARY 13, 2018
Black Strategic Mothering: Intersectional Feminism and the Opt Out/Lean In Movements

This talk draws from her book Raising the Race: Black Career Women Redefine Marriage, Motherhood, and Community (Rutgers 2016), to discuss the historical development of what she calls “Black Strategic Mothering” as a conceptual tool to think through how Black women have continued to survive and thrive, despite raced, gendered, and classed, oppressions in the work force, in their homes, and in their communities. She applies “black strategic mothering” to three different areas of Black women’s lives: careers, health, and parenting to demonstrate the ways in which current work and family conflict data and debates fail to include Black women and other women of color, for whom work and family strategies have always been different.

 

©2018 by Riché J. Daniel Barnes