Tyler D. Parry (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) served as the chair of the Planning Committee for the seventh annual conference of the African American Intellectual History Society, which took place virtually earlier this month and was hosted and supported by UNLV. The annual conference brings together the most innovative scholarship on African American intellectual history and Black studies, broadly conceived. This year's gathering displayed a number of dynamic panels, including one, "Black Las Vegas," that featured scholars from University Libraries, Claytee White and Su Kim Chung, and the African American and African diaspora studies program, Javon Johnson and Kendra Gage. Many institutions, programs, departments, and colleges helped fund the event, including the College of Liberal Arts; the interdisciplinary, gender, and ethnic studies department; the African American and African diaspora studies program; University Libraries; and the departments of history, English, and sociology. Parry is a professor in the African American and African diaspora studies program.
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