The current Chancellor's Graduate Fellows and Alumni celebrated their 25th Anniversary on Friday, October 14th with a keynote address by Imani Perry, the Hughes-Rogers professor of African American Studies at Princeton University and faculty associate in Princeton's program in Law and Public Affairs and Gender and Sexuality Studies. Her keynote address, "Looking for Lorraine: Gifts of the Hidden Hansberry" foreshadowed Professor Perry's forthcoming biography of Lorraine Hansberry for Beacon Press. In her talk, Professor Perry explored Hansberry as a critical figure for conceptualizing race, gender, sexual orientation, and global politics.
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A panel discussion followed the keynote address by Professor Imani Perry. Adrienne Davis, Vice Provost and William Van Cleve Professor of Law, Washington University in St. Louis, served as moderator. Panelists included Professor Imani Perry, Rafia Zafar, Professor of English, Keona Ervin, Chancellor's Fellow Alumna and Assistant Professor of History at the University of Missouri-Columbia, and Bertin Louis, Jr. Chancellor's Fellow Alumna and Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.
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