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Each year the Institute for the Humanities brings a scholar to the UIC community whose innovative work has played a crucial role in reconceptualizing the disciplines of the humanities. This Visiting Fellow presents a public lecture and leads a seminar for faculty and advanced  graduate students.


About

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The 2016-2017 Visiting Fellow is Robin D.G. Kelley, Professor and Gary B. Nash Endowed Chair in U.S. History, UCLA

Robin D.G. Kelley is a distinguished expert on African American Studies and U.S. History. His research and publications explore the history of social movements in the U.S., the African Diaspora, and Africa; black intellectuals; music; and poverty studies and ethnography. His publications include:

  •  Hammer and Hoe: Alabama Communists during the Great Depression (The University of North Carolina Press 1990)

  •  Race Rebels: Culture, Politics, and the Black Working Class (Free Press 1996)

  •  Yo' Mama's Disfunktional !: Fighting the Culture Wars in Urban America (Beacon Press 1997)

  •  Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original (Free Press 2009)

  • Africa Speaks, America Answers: Modern Jazz in Revolutionary Times (Beacon Press, 2012)

  • Freedom Dream: The Black Radical Imagination (Beacon Press 2013)

events

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 at 4pm
LECTURE: 'A FEMALE CANDIDE': INSIDE U.S. EMPIRE WITH GRACE HALSELL
Institute for the Humanities, Lower Level of Stevenson Hall
701 South Morgan

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 at 3pm
SEMINAR: “FINDING THE BLACK RADICAL TRADITION: THE LIFE AND THOUGHT OF CEDRIC J. ROBINSON”
Institute for the Humanities, Lower Level of Stevenson Hall
701 South Morgan


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