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Anti-Racism and the Disciplines Symposium

Uptown Campus
Rogers Memorial Chapel

Final Symposium: Anti-Racism and the Disciplines

Friday, March 31, 2023 
1–6 pm
Rogers Memorial Chapel
(Reception to follow)

As a formal close to the 2021-2022 Dean’s Speaker Series on Anti-Racism and the Disciplines, School of Liberal Arts Dean Brian Edwards has invited all previous participants to Tulane’s campus for an all-day symposium on March 31st, 2023.

In addition to the cast of participating scholars (names and institutions listed below), the symposium will feature a keynote by American literary critic, Black Feminist scholar, and Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor at Vanderbilt University, Hortense J. Spillers, who will speak on Anti-Racism and Literary Studies.

Symposium Participants: 

  • Keynote on Literary Studies: Hortense Spillers
    Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor Emerita of English, Vanderbilt University
  • Anthropology: Lee D. Baker
    Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Sociology, and African and African American Studies, Duke University
  • Classical Studies: Dan-el Padilla Peralta
    Associate Professor of Classics, Princeton University
  • Communication Studies: Sarah J. Jackson
    Presidential Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Media, Inequality and Change Center, University of Pennsylvania
  • Economics: Gary Hoover
    Professor of Economics and Executive Director of the Murphy Institute, Tulane University 
  • Philosophy: Lionel McPherson
    Associate Professor of Philosophy, Tufts University 
  • Sociology: Mary Pattillo
    Harold Washington Professor of Sociology and Chair of the Department of African American Studies, Northwestern University


Tentative Schedule

  • 1:00–2:15pm: Anti-Racism and the Humanities
  • 2:30–3:45pm: Anti-Racism and the Social Sciences
  • 4:00–6:00pm: Keynote on Literary Studies by Hortense J. Spillers



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For more information on this event, please visit https://tulane.campuslabs.com/engage/event/8934367