Imani Perry, the Hughes-Rogers Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, will deliver the Shannon-Clark Lecture in English on Nov. 3 at 8 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.
The title of the talk is “The Passionate Utterance: Black Women’s Literature and Freedom Dreams.” It is free and open to the public.
Perry is an interdisciplinary scholar who studies race and African-American culture using the tools provided by various disciplines, including law, literary and cultural studies, music and the social sciences.
She is also affiliated with the Programs in Law and Public Affairs and Gender and Sexuality Studies.
Perry is the author of “More Beautiful and More Terrible: The Embrace and Transcendence of Racial Inequality in the United States” (2011) and “Prophets of the Hood: Politics and Poetics in Hip Hop” (2004) as well as numerous articles in the fields of law, cultural studies and African American studies. She has a forthcoming book on the history of the Black National Anthem from Oxford University Press and another on gender, neoliberalism and the digital age from Duke University Press.