Upcoming Ethical Action Community Events
Griot Institute for Africana Studies
Spring 2018 Lecture & Performance Series
C. Riley Snorton
"Violence, Erasure, and the Invisibility of the Black Trans Community"
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, 7 p.m.
Gallery Theatre, Elaine Langone Center (ELC 301)
This event is co-sponsored by the Office of LGBTQ Resources and the Africana Studies Program.
C. Riley Snorton earned his Ph.D. in Communication and Culture, with graduate certificates in Africana Studies and Gender and Sexuality Studies from the University of Pennsylvania in 2010. He is a recipient of a predoctoral fellowship at the W.E.B. Dubois Institute at Harvard University (2009), a Mellon postdoctoral fellowship at Pomona College (2010), and a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (2015).
Snorton's research and teaching expertise include cultural theory, queer and transgender theory and history, Africana studies, performance studies, and popular culture. He has published articles in the Black Scholar, the International Journal of Communication, Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, and Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture, and Society. Snorton's first book, Nobody Is Supposed to Know: Black Sexuality on the Down Low (University of Minnesota Press, 2014), traces the emergence and circulation of the down low in news and popular culture. His second book, Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity is forthcoming with the University of Minnesota Press in the fall of 2017.
He has also been listed as one of "Ten Transgender People You Should Know" by BET.
Here is a website with a collective calendar about important Ethical Action events in our area. http://www.communityzonelewisburg.org/be-engaged-be-active.html