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Visiting Fellow Seminar Series

This program brings to the University of Illinois at Chicago community a scholar whose innovative work has played a crucial role in reconceptualizing the disciplines of the humanities. Seminars are open to faculty and advanced graduate students.

The 2009-2010 Institute for the Humanities Visiting Fellow is Adolph L. Reed, Jr., Professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania. A scholar of African-American politics and intellectual history, he is the author of numerous books, including The Jesse Jackson Phenomenon: the Crisis of Purpose in Afro-American Politics (1986), Stirrings in the Jug: Black Politics in the Post-Segregation Era (1999), and Class Notes: Posing as Politics and Other Thoughts on the American Scene (2000). He is currently at work on several projects, including "Making Sense of Race," that will explore the status of race as a biological category; and "When Compromises Come Home to Roost: The American Left's Retreat from Class Struggle and the Rise of Neoliberalism."

Adolph L. Reed, Jr.will be in residence at UIC from March 1-5, 2010, offering a seminar and a public lecture. The seminar is open to faculty and advanced graduate students. Preregistration is not required but it is highly recommended. The lecture is open to the public.

The lecture and seminar will take place in the Institute of Humanities. lower level, Stevenson Hall.Click here to view the readings for the seminar

Lecture: Monday, March 1, 2010 at 3:00 p.m.
"Obama, Antiracism, and Rebuilding the American Left"
This lecture is free and open to the public.

Seminar: Thursday, March 4, 2010 from 2:00-4:30 p.m.
"Antiracism as a Critique and a Politics"

The seminar is open to faculty and advanced graduate students. Preregistration is highly recommended. To preregister, please contact Linda Vavra, 996-6354, lvavra@uic.edu .

Click here to view the readings for the seminar

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