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Anti-Racism and the Digital Humanities

Uptown Campus
Diboll Gallery

2021–22 SLA Dean's Speaker Series:
Anti-Racism and the Disciplines

Many of the liberal arts disciplines have complicated relationships to structural racism, colonialism, and/or imperialism, which arguably are structured into the “rules” of the disciplines themselves. Scholars working in those disciplines, including those featured in the series, are working to uncover those histories in the effort of thinking about and staging work for the next generation(s) of scholars.


Featuring Kim Gallon, Associate Professor of History at Purdue University
In conversation with Elisabeth McMahon, Associate Professor of History at Tulane University
Wednesday, April 13, 2022, at 6pm
Diboll Gallery, The Commons #300
(Reception to follow)


Kim Gallon is Associate Professor of History at Purdue University, where she is affiliated with the programs in African American Studies, American Studies, and Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies. She earned her PhD in History from the University of Pennsylvania, and she holds an MS in Learning and Design Technology from Purdue University. Gallon is author of Pleasure in the News: African American Readership and Sexuality in the Black Press (University of Illinois Press, 2020) and the field-defining article “Making a Case for the Black Digital Humanities” (in Debates in the Digital Humanities, University of Minnesota Press, 2016). She is also the founder and director of two black digital humanities projects: The Black Press Research Collective and COVID Black: A Taskforce on Black Health and Data. Gallon’s current projects include Technologies of Recovery: Black Digital Humanities, Theory and Praxis (University of Illinois Press), a book about the black digital humanities as a site of resistance and liberation, and Fiction for the Harassed and Frustrated (Johns Hopkins University Press), which examines the role and significance of popular literary expression in the Black Press in the early twentieth century.

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For more information on this event, please visit https://tulane.campuslabs.com/engage/event/7964954