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"Activating the Archive" by P. Gabrielle Foreman, PhD

Event Start DateTuesday, September 21, 2010
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre
Event Start Time5:30 pm
CostCost: free

P. Gabrielle Foreman, PhD, gives a talk on "Activating the Archive: Undergraduate Research, Community Partnerships and Recovering Black Women Writers.”


Foreman is professor of English and American Studies at Occidental College where she teaches African American and American literature and culture, as well as issues of social justice. She is the author of more than a dozen essays and three books and editions including Activist Sentiments: Reading Black Women in the Nineteenth Century. In her Penguin Classic’s reissue of Harriet Wilson’s Our Nig; or Sketches from the Life of a Free Black, Foreman and her co-editor “managed to pick up one of the coldest trails in 19th century African American studies,” according to her reviews. She is at work on a project entitled "Disruptive Narratives: Harriet Wilson and the Politics of Place, Race and Religion."

Foreman received her PhD from the University of California, Berkeley in ethnic studies. She has received Occidental College's most prestigious faculty awards for both her teaching and her scholarship. Foreman co-founded Action for Social Change and Youth Empowerment while she was a Kellogg National Leadership Fellow. She has served at Bowdoin College as Visiting Distinguished Professor of Africana Studies and will soon join the faculty at the University of Delaware as the Ned B. Allen Professor of English.

Reception and book signing to follow the lecture.  


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