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GEORGE YANCY: “White Narratives and the Black Body: How It Feels To Be A Black Problem”
May 4, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
“White Narratives and the Black Body: How It Feels To Be A Black Problem”
A Talk by George Yancy
George Yancy is Professor of Philosophy at Emory University. He received his BA with honors in Philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh, his first Master’s Degree from Yale University in Philosophy and his second Master’s in Africana Studies from NYU, where he received a distinguished Fellowship. His Ph.D (with distinction) is in Philosophy from Duquesne University.
He has authored, edited or co-edited 17 books. His first authored book received an Honorable Mention from the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights and three of his edited books have received CHOICE Outstanding Academic Titles.
His series of interviews on race in The Stone, The New York Times, is recognized nationally and internationally. Professor Yancy’s interviews are scheduled to appear in a single volume under contract with Oxford University Press, which will consist of 33 interviews of philosophers on race (2016). His article, “Walking While Black in the White Gaze” in The New York Times) won the American Philosophical Association Committee on Public Philosophy’s Op-Ed Contest in 2014. When at Duquesne, he twice won the Duquesne University McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts Faculty Award for Excellence in Scholarship. His most recent edited book is entitled, White Self-Criticality, Beyond Anti-Racism: How Does it Feel to be a White Problem? (2015). He is currently working on 3 edited books and two authored books. Professor Yancy is also “Philosophy of Race” Book Series Editor at Lexington Books.