A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life

Thursday, April 20, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
Venue: ECSS 2.102
Admission: Free
Season: 2016-17

Allyson Hobbs, Associate Professor of History at Stanford University, will speak about the history of racial passing on April 20th, at 7 p.m. in the TI Auditorium. Dr. Hobbs will examine themes of identity, history, and culture in America and asks the question, “How do you tell the history of racial loss?"

Her work draws extensively from literature and deals with themes of performance, representation, and translation; as such, it relates to all of our tracks in the Arts & Humanities.

Her book, A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life, won both the 2015 OAH Frederick Jackson Turner Award for best first book in American history and the Lawrence Levine Award for best book in American cultural history, as well as many other accolades. She is a dynamic speaker in great demand and we are delighted to be able to bring her to UT Dallas. You can learn more about her here: https://history.stanford.edu/people/allyson-hobbs

For more information contact:
Arts and Performance Office
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