Receptions and Celebrations...
Faculty Book Reception
October 8, 2007
The department celebrated the recently published and forthcoming books of the AAADS faculty at the reception held in the lounge of Memorial Hall East on Oct. 8. Chair Valerie Grim and College of Arts and Sciences Executive Associate Dean Robert Becker spoke of the importance of these books and congratulated the authors. Professors Matt Guterl, Audrey McCluskey, Michael Martin, Steve Selka, and Vernon Williams spoke briefly about their books and then answered questions posed by attendees before refreshments were enjoyed by all.
Here is a list of the books and their authors:
- Associate Professor Matt Guterl: American Mediterranean: Southern Slaveholders in the Age of Emancipation, Harvard, 2008; Race, Nation, and Empire in American History, co-edited by James T. Campbell and Robert G. Lee, University of North Carolina Press, 2007.
- (Former) Assistant Professor Trica Keaton: Muslim Girls and the Other France: Race, Identity Politics, and Social Exclusion, Indiana University Press, 2006.
- Associate Professor Audrey T. McCluskey: The Devil You Dance With: Film Culture in the New South Africa: Interviews with Filmmakers and Performers, University of Illinois Press, 2008; Richard Pryor: The Life and Legacy of a Crazy Black Man, edited with an introduction, Indiana University Press, 2008; Frame by Frame III: A Filmography of the African Diasporan Image, 1994 2004, edited with an introduction, Indiana University Press 2007; Imaging Blackness: Race and Racial Representation in Film Poster Art, Indiana University Press, 2007.
- Professor Michael Martin: Redress for Historical Injustices in the United States, co-edited with Marilyn Yaquinto, Duke University Press, 2007.
- Assistant Professor Micol Seigel: Uneven Encounters: Racial Construction in the Americas, Duke University Press, 2008.
- Assistant Professor Stephen Selka: Religion and the Politics of Ethnic Identity in Bahia, Brazil, University Press of Florida (as part of its New World Diasporas book series), December 2007.
- Professor John Stanfield II: Critical introduction to Blackways of Kent (1955) by Hylan Lewis, reissue by University of South Carolina Press, 2008.
- Professor Vernon Williams: The Social Sciences and Theories of Race, University of Illinois Press, 2006 (nominated for the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights Outstanding Book Award).