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23rd Annual Sidney Kaplan Memorial Lecture: Imani Perry, Princeton University

Event Details

April 2, 2019
4:30 pm-7:00 pm

Goodell Hall

Room: Bernie Dallas Room

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Hoang Phan

The English Department is proud to announce the 23rd Annual Sidney Kaplan Memorial Lecture.

Professor Imani Perry, Princeton University

Black Letters and the Law: Jurisprudence in the African American Literary Imagination.

Imani Perry is the Hughes-Rogers Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University where she also holds affiliations with the programs in Law and Public Affairs, Jazz Studies, and Gender and Sexuality Studies. Perry, a scholar of cultural studies, critical theory, legal history, and African American studies is the author of five single-authored books and numerous academic articles and literary essays. Her book, Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry, published in 2018 was named one of the notable books of 2018 by the New York Times. Professor Perry holds a Ph.D. in the History of American Civilization from Harvard University, as well as a J.D. from Harvard Law School and an L.L.M. from Georgetown Law Center in the history of Southern Property and Contract Law.

This year’s Kaplan Lecture has been generously supported by the UMass Amherst Graduate School, the Commonwealth Honors College, the UMass Amherst W. E. B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies, the UMass Amherst Department of History, the UMass Amherst Social Thought and Political Economy Program, and the Smith College Africana Studies Department.

Event Category

Lecture/Talk/Panel English