NOTE: This event will be rescheduled for AY 2020-21.
Lorwin Lectureship Series
Christina Sharpe, one of the most important contemporary scholars in Black Diaspora Thought and Cultures, is professor of humanities at York University.
From the York University website: “Sharpe’s research in Black visual and performance arts, Black literatures and cultures, Black feminist theories and queer studies is widely recognized and lauded across North America and Europe. Her two books—Monstrous Intimacies: Making Post-Slavery Subjects (Duke UP, 2010) and In the Wake: On Blackness and Being (Duke UP, 2016)—have solidified her place as a leading thinker in her field. In the Wake, in particular, has been vastly influential in broadening and deepening interdisciplinary understandings of diaspora. It was nominated for a 2017 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award and named one of the best books of 2016 in The Guardian Newspaper and The Walrus.”
Sharpe is currently working on a monograph called Black. Still. Life.
This year’s Lorwin Lecture series is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Women in Society.
The Lorwin Lectureship on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties is funded by a gift from Val and Madge Lorwin to the University of Oregon College of Arts and Sciences and School of Law.