Craft Critique Culture Graduate Conference: Black Legacies, Keynote Presentation

Apr 5, 2024

04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Iowa Memorial Union (IMU), Academics Room (Room 256)

125 North Madison Street, Iowa City, IA 52245

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Image include the text Black Legacies Keynote Speaker Dr. Hill of Washington and Lee University with a headshot of Dr. Hill, an African American woman on the right side of the image

On April 5 from 4 to 5 p.m. Dr. Lena Hill will deliver the 23rd annual Craft Critique Culture interdisciplinary graduate conference keynote presentation in the Academics Room of the Iowa Memorial Union (IMU, Room 256). Dr. Hill is the provost at Washington and Lee University. Before working at Washington and Lee she was a faculty member and administrator at the University of Iowa where she taught in the English and African American Studies Departments. She is the author of Visualizing Blackness and the Creation of the African American Tradition and a co-author of Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man: A Reference Guide. She is also the co-editor of Invisible Hawkeyes: African Americans at the University of Iowa During the Long Civil Rights Era, where the conference theme "Black Legacies" is drawn from. For this conference, "Black Legacies" is, first, a recognition and continued contribution to the history of Black Studies programs in colleges and universities. "Black Legacies" is also a way to honor and celebrate the power of institutional firsts—the first Black student(s), Black professor(s), and Black impact. Please join Craft Critique Culture in welcoming back Dr. Hill for this event!

This conference has been made possible by the generous support of the following University of Iowa Departments and Units: French and Italian, International Studies, Anthropology, Cinematic Arts, Spanish and Portuguese, History, American Studies, School of Art and Art History, Center for the Book, Religious Studies, Rhetoric, English, James O. Freedman Professor of Letters, M.F. Carpenter Research Fund, University of Iowa Graduate College, and the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies.

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