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Dean's Speaker Series

The School of Liberal Arts Dean’s Speaker Series brings prominent scholars, writers, and practitioners in the humanities, arts, and social sciences to Tulane University to foster an ongoing conversation about the vitality of the liberal arts in addressing topics that matter to society.

2021-2022 Series: Anti-Racism and the Disciplines

Many of the liberal arts disciplines have complicated relationships to structural racism, colonialism, and/or imperialism, which arguably are structured into the “rules” of the disciplines themselves. Scholars working in those disciplines, including those featured in the series, are working to uncover those histories in the effort of thinking about and staging work for the next generation(s) of scholars.

Each speaker will give a public talk; they will also meet in a smaller group (usually the next day) with faculty and students for a workshop on anti-racist research and scholarship.

Upcoming Events Past Events

Upcoming Events

 Sarah J. Jackson, University of Pennsylvania

Anti-Racism and Communication Studies

Featuring Sarah J. Jackson, Presidential Associate Professor and co-director, Media, Inequality & Change Center, University of Pennsylvania.
Thursday, April 29, 2021, at 6pm
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Thursday, April 29, 2021, at 12pm, workshop with faculty and students

Past Events

Anti-Racism and Anthropology

Anti-Racism and Anthropology

Featuring Lee D. Baker, Mrs. A. Hehmeyer Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Sociology, and African and African American Studies at Duke University.
Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 6pm
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Anti-Racism and Sociology

Anti-Racism and Sociology

Featuring Mary Pattillo, Harold Washington Professor of Sociology and Chair, Department of African American Studies, Northwestern University.
Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 6pm
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Anti-Racism and Economics

Anti-Racism and Economics

Featuring Gary Hoover, Director, Murphy Institute and Professor of Economics, Tulane University.
Thursday, January 28, 2021, 6pm
Tulane Press Release


 A Reading and Conversation

Honeypot: Black Southern Women Who Love Women: A Reading and Conversation

Featuring E. Patrick Johnson, Carlos Montezuma Professor of African American Studies and Performance Studies, Northwestern University
February 3, 2020 at 6 p.m. in the Commons in Diboll Gallery
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