Angela D. Dillard Lecture: “Do We Need Ideological Diversity In The Humanities? (Or Is That A Ploy To Discredit Us?)”

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March 31, 2021 - March 31, 2021

10:00 am - 11:30 am

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Mellon Lecture in Engaged Humanities

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 from 10 – 11:30 AM
via Zoom link

Dr. Angela D. Dillard, Richard A. Meisler Collegiate Professor of Afroamerican & African Studies and History, University of Michigan

“Do We Need Ideological Diversity In The Humanities
(Or Is That A Ploy To Discredit Us?)”

In this talk Dr. Dillard will explore the issue of ideological diversity in the humanities through her ongoing attempt to write an ideologically wide history of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement.

Dr. Angela D. Dillard is the Richard A. Meisler Collegiate Professor of Afroamerican & African Studies and History at the University of Michigan. Her interdisciplinary scholarship specializes in American intellectual history, race, religion, and politics. She has two monographs, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner Now?Multicultural Conservatism in America and Faith in the City: Preaching Radical Social Change in Detroit, both of which showcase her interest in political ideologies and social movements. Her current book project, “A Different Shade of Freedom,” explores the (sometimes surprising) intersections between the civil rights movement and the rise of the New Right.

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The Mellon Lecture Series in the Engaged Humanities brings a speaker to campus each semester, and is part of the Engaged Humanities Initiative, made possible through grant support provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The award mentors undergraduate students to conduct research in and explore the humanities at UIC.  Please contact ehi@uic.edu for additional information.

 

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