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.