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Prof. Britt Rusert ’03 Public Lecture, “Racial Science and Black Speculations”: 3/5

Posted on February 26, 2020 | Filed under Archive

Details — Racial Science and Black Speculations — March 5

Date: 3/5Time: 4:30 pm

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The Allegheny English Department is sponsoring a public lecture by Professor Britt Rusert titled “Racial Science and Black Speculations” Thursday, March 5, at 4:30 in the Tippie Alumni Center, Tillotson Room. Professor Rusert (W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies, UMass Amherst) will discuss her groundbreaking study, Fugitive Science (NYU Press), exploring how African American writers and performers countered the scientific racism in 19th century America with alternative versions of scientific expertise and expression. Her research wrestles with subjects rooted in multiple fields: literary studies, critical race theory, transatlantic cultural history, and the nature and history of scientific thought. The lecture is free and open to the public.