My Mother Gave Me This Big-Ass Name: A Black Scholar in the Mix
Professor Mark Anthony Neal
3:00 p.m., May 4, 2017
Reception immediately afterward
Mark Anthony Neal holds appointments in the departments of African & African American Studies, and English. He is the founding director of the Center for Arts, Digital Culture and Entrepreneurship and co-directs the Duke Council on Race and Ethnicity.
Through his research and public scholarship, Mark challenges audiences to engage with the ideologies of black popular culture. He seeks to understand how the music, television, film and literature of African diaspora cultures impact the societal and cultural norms of the United States and around the world. Mark hosts the phenomenally successful video webcast Left of Black, which is produced in collaboration with the John Hope Franklin Center at Duke, and authors the NewBlackMan (in Exile) blog.
MEDIA INTERVIEWS IN THE LAST 12 MONTHS
NEWBLACKMAN (IN EXILE) BLOG
LEFT OF BLACK WEEKLY WEBCAST