The Tulane Hullabaloo

Activism to academia: Selamawit Terrefe challenges students to question power through theory

Professor Selamawit Terrefe

Sanjali De Silva, Senior Staff Writer

December 4, 2019

In her 1993 Nobel Prize acceptance speech, the now-departed literary legend Toni Morrison said, “We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives.” For Selamawit Terrefe, a new addition to Tulane’s English faculty, those words ripple beneath the surface of all she does. Terrefe studied under Barbara Christian, a...

On the 1619 Project and looking for Black justice

The 1619 Project being discussed at Conversations in Color

Juharah Worku, Contributing Reporter

November 13, 2019

Juharah Worku is a research associate for Professor Selamawit D. Terrefe  The Amistad Research Center hosted the latest installment of “Conversations in Color,” a free cultural series centering authors and artists whose work focuses on social justice, this past Friday.  The event, titled “T...