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Special Guest Lecture featuring P. Gabrielle Foreman on “Activating the Archive.


P. Gabrielle Foreman, PhD will present "Activating the Archive: Undergraduate Research, Community Partnerships and Recovering Black Women Writers,' on Tuesday, September 21, 2010, 5:30 p.m., Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre

A reception and book signing will follow the event.  For more information, please visit the event site.  

P. Gabrielle Foreman is Professor of English and American Studies at Occidental College where she teaches African American and American literature, culture and social justice. She published more than a dozen essays and three books including Activist Sentiments: Reading Black Women in the Nineteenth Century. In her 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”.  Her forthcoming book is entitled Disruptive Narratives: Harriet Wilson and the Politics of Place, Race and Religion.

Foreman received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in Ethnic Studies. She 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 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.


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