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Data + Donuts // Whitney Battle-Baptiste & Britt Rusert on “W.E.B. Du Bois’s Data Portraits”

Friday, October 29, 2021, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Virtual (Zoom)
Open to the public, Presentation, Presentation,

Register here: ken.sc/d-d_battle-baptiste-rusert


A limited number of attendees will be admitted in person. In-person attendees must be Harvard ID holders, and follow all HKS COVID-19 policies. (A donut will be provided for each in-person attendee upon request!) All other attendees must join the event via Zoom. Speakers will be presenting via Zoom. The meeting will be recorded and made available to HKS affiliates.


Whitney Battle-Baptiste is Professor of Anthropology and Director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Center at UMass Amherst. Britt Rusert is Associate Professor in the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies and Director of Undergraduate Studies at UMass Amherst. Together, they co-edited the 2018 book W.E.B. Du Bois’s Data Portraits: Visualizing Black America (Princeton Architectural Press), which features the prophetic charts, graphs, and maps presented at the 1900 Paris Exposition by the seminal sociologist and Black rights activist W.E.B. Du Bois.


At this session of Data + Donuts, Professors Battle-Baptiste and Rusert will speak about their work on Du Bois’s data visualizations and their socio-historical significance.


Harvard affiliates can view the ebook online, or borrow a print copy via HOLLIS.


Data + Donuts is a learning and discussion group that offers a welcoming space to engage critically with issues of data and society. Since Fall 2018, HKS Library & Knowledge Services has hosted semi-monthly events that feature data researchers and practitioners facilitating conversations around their area of expertise. To sign up for the D+D mailing list, email alessandra_seiter@hks.harvard.edu. For a list of upcoming events, visit the HKS event calendar.

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Alessandra Seiter