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‘One Way Ticket’: The Meanings of Migration in African American History and Life (Wallace Best, Princeton University)
April 30 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
LOUIS A. SIMPSON INTERNATIONAL BLDG., RM. 144
Wallace Best is professor of Religion and African American Studies and the acting director of the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies at Princeton University. His research focuses primarily on the topics of religion, race, literature, urbanization, migration, and gender and sexuality. He has made interdisciplinary methodologies a hallmark of his work. He is the author of two books: Passionately Human, No Less Divine: Religion and Culture in Black Chicago, 1915-1952 (2007), and Langston’s Salvation: American Religion and the Bard of Harlem” (2017). He is currently working on a special edition of The Langston Hughes Review on the life and work of Langston Hughes, a second volume on Langston Hughes, entitled The Guiding Stars, and an anthology of primary sources entitled Elder Lucy Smith: Documents from the Life of a Pentecostal Woman Preacher. He received his Ph.D. from Northwestern University.
The Migration and Human Values Lecture Series features five prominent researchers in the humanities and the social sciences reflecting on the ethical implications of migration. Each lecture is an opportunity for academics, policy thinkers, students and other interested citizens to reach beyond available data and partisan positions to contemplate the broader meaning of population flows.
Cosponsored by the PIIRS Research Community, “Migration: People and Cultures Across Borders” and the University Center for Human Values.