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Upcoming Event: 2022 Adrenée Glover Freeman Lecture with Dr. Aisha Durham

Women's and Gender Studies is pleased to welcome Dr. Aisha Durham, Professor of Communication at University of South Florida, for the 2022 Adrenée Glover Freeman lecture. The lecture, "Belonging, bell and Black feminism" will be held in the Capstone Building Campus Room on Monday, October 17th at 6PM.

Dr. Aisha Durham is a Professor of Communication at the University of South Florida. Her cultural studies research explores the relationship between media representations and everyday life in the “post” era using auto/ethnography, performance writing, and Black feminist intersectional approaches refined in hip hop feminism, which she engages in her two edited books and NCA award-winning monograph Home with Hip Hop Feminism: Performances in Communication and Culture. Along with two edited special issues about local Florida and transnational culture, recent research is featured in Departures in Critical Qualitative Research, the Journal of Autoethnography, and Communication, Culture, and Critique. Durham is a former Fulbright-Hays Faculty Fellow (Brazil), The National Museum of African American History and Culture anthology advisory board member, and an Ellis-Bochner Autoethnography and Personal Narrative Research award recipient. To democratize knowledge, Durham writes public scholarship and provides cultural analyses for news and entertainment outlets, such as Tampa Bay Times, NPR, and Haaretz.

The Adrenée Glover Freeman Lecture in African American Women’s Studies was established in 1993 in memory of Adrenée Glover Freeman, a Columbia attorney who was active in civic affairs and served on the Community Advisory Board of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program. Each year the lecture is given by a prominent African American woman. 

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