The UNH Department of English is pleased to kick off its 2012-13 "First Fridays" Speakers Series with Prof. Theri Pickens, whose scholarship on African American and Arab American literature and in Disability Studies we have long admired. Her essays and poetry have appeared in Disability Studies Quarterly, Al-Jadid, Journal of Canadian Literature, Al-Raida, Save the Date, Black Renaissance/Renaissance Noire, and the ground-breaking collection, Blackness and Disability: Critical Examinations and Cultural Interventions. She is currently working on a book entitled Political Flesh: Narrating Black and Arab Embodied Experience in the Contemporary United States.
Graduate students interested in critical race and ethnic studies are particularly welcome to meet Prof. Pickens to discuss work in progress. For more information, contact Siobhan Senier at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about Theri Pickens please visit her Bates College website: http://www.bates.edu/news/2011/08/31/pickens/
This event is free and open to the public. To learn more about this event or any of our First Fridays speakers please contact the UNH English Department: (603) 862-1313