Apr
5
2019

Women's & Gender Scholar's Lecture

11:15 am - 12:30 pm

On Campus

Hepburn Hall, Room 202

Imani Perry on a dark background.

Race, Gender & Liberation

Dr. Imani Perry will deliver the inaugural Women's & Gender Scholar's Lecture in partnership with the Women's & Gender Studies Department and the Lee Hagan Africana Studies Center's Annual W.E.B. Du Bois Lecture on Friday, April 5th, 11:15 am-12:30 pm in Hepburn Hall, Room 202.
 
The theme for this lecture is "Race, Gender & Liberation". Dr. Perry the Hughes-Rogers Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, where she is also affiliated with the Programs in Gender and Sexuality Studies and Law and Public Affairs. Perry is the author of five books and numerous scholarly articles. Her fields of inquiry include legal history, cultural studies, literary studies, and music. She holds a PhD from Harvard in American Studies, a JD from Harvard Law School, an LLM from Georgetown University Law Center, and a BA from Yale College. Perry is the author of several books including but not limted to The Vexy Thing, Looking for Lorraine, and the Prophet in the Hood. She is also a creative nonfiction essayist and a book reviewer.
 
A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Perry spent most of her childhood in Massachusetts, as well as time in Chicago. Perry currently lives in the Philadelphia area with her two sons. Perry's book Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry, Imani Perry won the PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography.