April 11, 2024 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm ET
Hadley Room (10th floor)
Campus Center
UMass Amherst

Please join us in celebrating the illustrious and impactful career of our colleague, Distinguished Professor Emeritus Steven Tracy.

Professor Tracy achieved international renown as a scholar, teacher, performer, during nearly thirty years in the W.E.B Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies. During his time in the Du Bois Department, he taught thousands of undergraduate and graduate students. His classes were marked by his passion, humor, broad knowledge, and careful attention to detail, often illustrated by recordings, films, videos, and his own harmonica playing. His thirty books include four books authored; six books edited; three book introductions; and eighteen books co-edited. He has written many articles, chapters and entries in books; ten CD-Rom publications; fifty CD/LP liner notes; and delivered (or will deliver) keynote addresses, invited lectures, conference papers, and performances in China, the United Kingdom, Belgium, the Netherlands France, Germany, Italy, Canada, and, of course, the United States. As a performer, he recorded and toured in the U.S. and abroad, including with such leading Blues artists as B.B. King and Muddy Waters. Professor Tracy has achieved the type of career that most can only dream of! The Du Bois Department wishes him continued success as his next life chapter unfolds.