Dr. Mark Anthony Neal On Black Masculinity In America

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FREE, RSVP Required: www.nealatuh.eventbrite.com

University of Houston’s College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences has invited noted professor Dr. Mark Anthony Neal to give the 2016 Dr. John P. McGovern Endowed Lecture in Family, Health, and Human Values at 6:30p.m. in the UC Theater. Dr. Neal is professor of African & African American Studies and the founding director of the Center for Arts, Digital Culture and Entrepreneurship (CADCE) at Duke University.

He is the author of numerous books including What the Music Said: Black Popular Music and Black Public Culture (1999) and more recently Looking for Leroy: Illegible Black Masculinities (2013). In addition, he offers courses at Duke on Black Masculinity, Popular Culture, and Digital Humanities, including signature courses on Michael Jackson & the Black Performance Tradition, and The History of Hip-Hop, which he co-teaches with Grammy Award Winning producer 9th Wonder (Patrick Douthit).

Dr. Neal is also co-editor of That's the Joint: The Hip-Hop Studies Reader (Routledge), that is now in its second edition, and he is host of the video webcast Left of Black, produced in collaboration with the John Hope Franklin Center at Duke. Dr. Neal’s interdisciplinary feminist scholarship spans the fields of African-American, Cultural, and Gender Studies engaging with literary theory, urban sociology, social history, postmodern philosophy, Queer theory and black popular culture, in particular music, television, film, and literature.

The John P. McGovern Endowment was established in 1999 and supports the John P. McGovern Annual Award Lectureship in Family, Health, and Human Values in CLASS at UH. The series focuses on speakers with notable expertise in the area of family, health and human values. Each speaker is presented with the John P. McGovern Award Medallion.

The 2016 McGovern Lecture, arranged and hosted by the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program (WGSS), is a collaborative effort with university partners, including the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, to present a week of events exploring masculinity. In his lecture, 'The Devil Wanna Put Me in a Bow-Tie': Negotiating Black Masculinity in America, Dr. Neal will examine black masculinities in American culture.

Dr. Neal will be introduced by Dr. Rachel Afi Quinn, Assistant Professor in the Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program and Comparative Cultural Studies Department at the University of Houston.

LOCATION: University of Houston, University Center Theater (Rm 103/203), entrance 1 off Calhoun
ADMISSION: Free, RSVP required, click here
PARKING: Parking available in Welcome Center garage at Entrance 1 & in Lot 1E

LINKS:
Dr. Mark Anthony Neal Blog
UH Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program
UH College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
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