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Politics of Respectability

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 -
5:30pm to 7:00pm
St Cross Building, Oxford, OX1 3UL
Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre

TORCH and the Stuart Hall Foundation welcome you to this public lecture on 'The Politics of Respectability versus the Politics of Dis-respectability' with Professor Henry Louis Gates (Harvard University).

Henry Louis Gates, Jr., is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University. Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, literary scholar, journalist, cultural critic, and institution builder, Professor Gates has authored or co-authored twenty-one books and created fifteen documentary films, including Wonders of the African World, African American Lives, and Faces of America.

Professor Gates was a member of the first class awarded “genius grants” by the MacArthur Foundation in 1981, and in 1998, he became the first African American scholar to be awarded the National Humanities Medal. He was named to Time’s 25 Most Influential Americans list in 1997.

Booking is essential. Please register here to reserve your seat.

This event is part of the TORCH Humanities & Identities Series and is co-hosted with the Stuart Hall Foundation. 

Contact name: 
Rabyah Khan
Audience: 
Open to all