The Black Studies Research Roundtable


Mar. 26, 2021, 3:45pm to 5:30pm
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Black Studies Research Roundtable


The Black Studies Research Roundtable

A forum and network to socialize, mentor, and share published work and work in progress by Black Studies scholars, students in Nevada and beyond. Meeting via webinar, usually at 4 p.m. on the fourth Friday of each month. The scholarly and artistic portions will be recorded for later on-demand viewing.

The roundtable on Friday, Feb. 26 features a vocal recital, poetry reading and discussion featuring Juilliard graduate and UNR professor of Music, tenor Albert R. Lee, Ph.D., singing texts by Langston Hughes; three-time National Poetry Slam champion and Director of African American and African Diaspora Studies at UNLV, Javon Johnson, Ph.D., and UNR Assistant Professor of English, Pardis Dabashi, respondent.

Register before Friday for a chance to win free copies of Johnson’s new poetry collection.

March 26, 2021

Tyler D. Parry, PhD, UNLV

Jumping The Broom: The Surprising Multicultural Origins of a Black Wedding Ritual, University of North Carolina Press 2020.

Greta de Jong, PhD, UNR Respondent

April 23, 2021

A.B. Wilkinson, PhD, UNLV

Blurring the Lines of Race and Freedom: Mulattoes and Mixed-Bloods in English Colonial America, University of North Carolina Press, 2020.

Cameron B. Strang, PhD, UNR Respondent.

May 14, 2021

Justin Gifford, PhD, UNR

Revolution or Death: The Life of Eldridge Cleaver. Lawrence Hill Books, 2020.

Joseph (Jody) Edward Lykes IV, PhD, UNR Respondent

Admission Information

Registration is required as space is limited.

Contact Information

Jacob Dorman

External Sponsor

The Black Studies Research Roundtable is supported by donations from Button Poetry Press and Lawrence Hill Books. UNC Press is offering exam copies of the Parry book for $6 and the Wlkinso book for $17.50.