Humanities Institute

Distinguished Visiting Lecture Series with Dr. Tiya Miles

Wed, December 11, 2019 | UT Peter O'Donnell Jr. Building, Avaya Auditorium (POB 2.302), 201 E 24th St, Austin, TX 78712

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Dr. Tiya Miles (Harvard University)
Dr. Tiya Miles (Harvard University)

In Fall 2019 the Humanities Institute will continue its Distinguished Visiting Lecture Series, "Narrative and Social Justice." The series accompanies the 2018-2020 Faculty Fellows Seminar on the theme of "Narrative across the Disciplines." The lecture series aims to expand dialogue between university scholars of every discipline and community members of every background around the current theme. 

The fifth lecture in the series will be on December 11 and will feature a presentation from Tiya Miles, Professor of History and Radcliffe Alumnae Professor at Harvard University. 

This event is free and open to the public. RSVPs are appreciated but not required.

About the speaker:
Tiya Miles is Professor of History and Radcliffe Alumnae Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. She is a public historian, academic historian, and creative writer whose work explores the intersections of African American, Native American and women’s histories. Her temporal and geographical zones of greatest interest include the nineteenth-century U.S. South, Midwest, and West. Dr. Miles offers courses on African American women, Native American women, abolitionist women, and “Black Indian” histories and identities. She has become increasingly engaged in environmental humanities questions and ways of articulating and enlivening African American environmental consciousness. Dr. Miles is the author of four non-fiction books: The Dawn of Detroit: A Chronicle of Slavery and Freedom in the City of the Strait (2017)Tales from the Haunted South: Dark Tourism and Memories of Slavery from the Civil War Era (2015), The House on Diamond Hill: A Cherokee Plantation Story (2010) and Ties That Bind: The Story of an Afro-Cherokee Family in Slavery and Freedom (2005). She is also author of The Cherokee Rose: A Novel of Gardens and Ghosts (2015), a historical fiction book.

Sponsored by: The Humanities Institute through the Sterling Clark Holloway Centennial Lectureship. Co-sponsored by the Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS) program.

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