Alumnus Christopher Tinson to Keynote Du Bois Day

Christopher Tinson
Christopher Tinson

Christopher Tinson, associate professor of Africana studies and history at Hampshire College, will deliver the keynote lecture “Between the World and Us: Du Bois, Critical Education, and Imagination in Fragile Times” on Friday, Oct. 13 at 3:45 p.m. in the Commonwealth Honors College Events Hall.

This lecture is part of Du Bois Day, a daylong event that is a part of the Andrew W. Mellon Grant for the W. E. B. Du Bois Center and UMass Amherst, which facilitates the participation of community college students in Commonwealth Honors College’s “Ideas that Change the World” course.

Tinson earned a Ph.D. from the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies. His interdisciplinary research and teaching focuses on the intersections between Africana radical traditions, U.S. ethnic studies, hip-hop culture, critical media studies, incarceration, community-based education, and race and sports.