Keisha Blain (University of Iowa)

Monday, February 20, 2017 - 7:00 pm
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Dr. Keisha BlainLocation: Great Hall, Memorial Union

Description: Dr. Keisha N. Blain
"In the Shadow of Charleston: Race, Racism, and Racial Violence"

Dr. Keisha N. Blain is a Visiting Research Scholar of Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania and Assistant Professor of History at the University of Iowa. Blain is a historian of the 20th c. United States with broad interests and specializations in African American History, the modern African Diaspora, and Women’s and Gender Studies. She received her PhD in History from Princeton University.

Blain is the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards including the 2014 Huggins-Quarles Award from the Organization of American Historians. Her research has been featured on CSPAN, and in several academic journals including popular outlets such as the Huffington Post, The Feminist Wire, and Timeline.

This lecture is sponsored by the African & African American Studies Program with contributions from the following Departments and Programs: World Languages & Cultures, US Latino/na, Political Science, History, Sociology, Economics and Criminal Justice.