The UNCG College of Arts and Sciences’ Ashby Dialogues, co-sponsored by the departments of Anthropology and Sociology and the African American and African Diaspora Studies program, will discuss the work of award-winning author Claudia Rankine on Tuesday, November 15, at 12:30 pm. According to a New York Times article on her book “Citizen: An American Lyric,””Rankine brilliantly pushes poetry’s forms to disarm readers and circumvent our carefully constructed defense mechanisms against the hint of possibly being racist ourselves.” Her critically acclaimed book has recently earned her the honor of a MacArthur Genius Grant. She will join the attendees via Skype in 186 Stone Building. An excerpt of her work has been uploaded to the Canvas Ashby org and is now available.
To self enroll: https://aas.uncg.edu/ashby/2016-17/race-activism-campus-speech/
Contact Dr. Tara T. Green for more information.