College of Liberal Arts

"Blackademics": Black Studies New Media Conference

Thursday Apr 26, 2012 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Austin PBS Main Studio, 2504-B Whitis Ave

Sharing the work that matters. Several of UT’s Black Studies faculty members will present their work in TV and new media-friendly format.

Celebrate the work of nationally- and internationally-renowned scholars as Black Studies professors from The University of Texas present topics from a variety of disciplines including health disparities in the black community, urban transportation planning and low-income communities, and the role of university-community partnerships in promoting dynamic and healthy communities.

Each talk will highlight an aspect of the presenting faculty member's work, and will be presented with supporting technology and oriented towards a general audience.

Talk titles:

Kevin Cokley: “‘Black with a 4.0?: How Racial Identity Affects Black Students”

Talia McCray: “The Bus Stops Here: Urban Transportation Planning & Low-Income Communities”
Kevin Foster:  “Blackademics: Supporting scholarship that is both rigorous and relevant”

Omi Jones: “Art as Scholarship”


Sponsored by: African and African Diaspora Studies (AADS) Department

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