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The Long 2020: Roderick Ferguson and Rebecca Wanzo

Apr 8, 2021 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us for a conversation with Roderick Ferguson (Yale University) and Rebecca Wanzo (Washington University in St. Louis) as part of our Spring series, The Long 2020. Roderick Ferguson will discuss the history of post-truth discourses, and Rebecca Wanzo will discuss “the worst as a progress genre.”

If you plan to attend, please register for the Zoom webinar here.

Virtual event: Once the event starts you can join the Zoom webinar, view the live video below, or watch on our YouTube channel.

About the Speakers:

Roderick Ferguson is Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Yale University. An interdisciplinary scholar, his work traverses such fields as American Studies, gender studies, queer studies, cultural studies, African American Studies, sociology, literature, and education. He is the author of One-Dimensional Queer (Polity 2019), We Demand: The University and Student Protests (California 2017), The Reorder of Things: The University and Its Pedagogies of Minority Difference (Minnesota 2012), and Aberrations in Black: Toward a Queer of Color Critique (Minnesota 2004).

Rebecca Wanzo is Professor and Chair of the Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Washington University in St. Louis. Her research interests include African American literature and culture, critical race theory, fan studies, feminist theory, the history of popular fiction in the United States, cultural studies, theories of affect, and graphic storytelling. Her recent books include The Content of Our Caricature: African American Comic Art and Political Belonging (NYU Press 2020) and The Suffering Will Not Be Televised: African American Women and Sentimental Political Storytelling (SUNY Press 2009).


Apr 8, 2021
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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