The Linda Arnold Carlisle Excellence Professorship: Tracy Sharpley-Whiting

Please join WGS and the Linda Arnold Carlisle Excellence Professorship in welcoming Tracy Sharpley-Whiting (Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Distinguished Professor of Humanities, Vanderbilt University) on March 26, from 12:30pm-1:30pm in the Maple Room, EUC. Reception to follow.
Her talk–“The Other Americans: The Power of Place, Paris, and African American Women”–will explore the lure and lore of Paris as a place of freedom, opportunity, and acceptance for African American women during the Jazz Age, 1920s-30s.
 T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting is the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Distinguished Professor of African American and Diaspora Studies and French at Vanderbilt University where she also directs the Callie House Research Center for the Study of Global Black Cultures and Politics and chairs the Department of African American Studies. She is author/editor of 14 books and three novels, the latest of which include the L’Harmattan French edition, La Vénus hottentote: écrits, 1810 à 1814, suivi des textes inédits;Bricktop’s Paris, a 2015 American Library in Paris Book Award Long List nominee and a Choice Outstanding Academic Title of 2015; the American and Popular Culture Association’s Emily Toth award-winning Pimps Up, Ho’s Down: Hip Hop’s Hold on Young Black Women; and The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism (2008 & 2018). She is currently working on a monograph, Men I’d Like to Have Known

Date(s) - Mar 26
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

EUC Maple Room, UNCG


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