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Associate Professor, Currently on Leave
785-864-2236
213M Bailey Hall

Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin

 

Jacob Dorman
Associate Professor
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3613 Wescoe Hall

Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles

Also appointed in History.

Assistant Professor
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Associate Professor
785-864-2303
213M Bailey Hall

Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley

Full Professor
785-864-5373
211 Bailey Hall

Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin

Also appointed in African and African-American Studies.

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Professor, On leave Spring 2015
785-864-9476
213N Bailey Hall

Ph.D. Michigan State University

Also appointed in African and African-American Studies.

Associate Professor
785-864-5569
11A Bailey Hall

Ph.D. University of Illinois

Also appointed in African and African-American Studies.

Cheryl Lester image
Associate Professor
785-864-2503
3068 Wescoe Hall

Ph.D. SUNY - Buffalo

Also appointed in English.

David Roediger
Professor, Foundation Distinguished Professor
785-864-2309
Bailey Hall
image of Sherrie Tucker on a motorcycle
Professor, On leave Spring 2015
785-864-2305
213-G Bailey Hall

Ph.D. University of California, Santa Cruz


Our American Studies allies up the road at Macalester College will be hosting this panel. Watch for a possible livestream.
Black Feminism in Today's Pop Culture: Pleasure. Desire. Purposeful Transgression.
Please join us on Thursday, March 12th for the 2015 El-Kati Distinguished Lectureship in American Studies. There will be a reception from 4:30-5:30, followed by the panel from 5:00-6:30. This year's theme is: Black Feminism in Today's Pop Culture: Pleasure. Desire. Purposeful Transgression. Black feminism in today's pop culture explores the agency, desire and deliberate deviance of the Black women who produce today's popular culture--from Beyoncé and Kerry Washington to television producer, screenwriter and director Shonda Rhimes (Scandal, Greys Anatomy and How to Get Away with Murder). Selma, Azaelia Banks critiques of Iggy Azalea and contemporary debates regarding race, class and gender relative to Oscar and Grammys Awards will also be considered. Featured panelists include thought leaders in the field: Joan Morgan- Author of "When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost: My Life as A Hip Hop Feminist" Dr. Brittney Cooper- Assistant Professors of Women's and Gender Studies and Africana Studies at Rutgers University, co-founder for the @[334010421749:274:Crunk Feminist Collective], and columnist for Salon.com Dr. Yaba Blay- Author of "(1)ne Drop: Shifting the Lens on Race" and CNN Consulting Producer for "Who is Black in America?" Dr. Treva Lindsey- Assistant Professor of Women's Gender Studies at Ohio State University and State Coordinator for Black Lives Matter Dr. Kaila Story- Audre Lord Chair of Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Louisville and contributor to Homegirls Make Some Noise Admission is free and open to the public.

Our American Studies allies up the road at Macalester College will be hosting this panel. Watch for a possible... http://t.co/ezULzlI5HL


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26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined
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—ALA
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