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.