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Thursday, 06 January

72. African American Studies in the Postrace Era

1:45–3:00 p.m., 406B, LA Convention Center

Program arranged by the Division on Black American Literature and Culture

Presiding: Michele Elam, Stanford Univ.

Speakers: Donna Akiba Sullivan Harper, Spelman Coll.; Gene Andrew Jarrett, Boston Univ.; Meta DuEwa Jones, Univ. of Texas, Austin; Deborah McDowell, Univ. of Virginia

Directors of African American studies programs at a range of US colleges and universities will discuss the state of the field today, given the current economic crisis and other institutional realities it faces.

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