3 May 2013 5:00pm - 6:30pm Room LG17 Faculty of Law



Mellon CDI-invited Fellow

Cornel West

Cornel West, one of America’s most celebrated and provocative public intellectuals, in conversation with Paul Gilroy (KCL) on Politics and Race

Video available here.

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About Cornel West 

Cornel Ronald West is an American philosopher, academic, activist, author and prominent member of the Democratic Socialists of America. Dr West is a 1973 graduate of Harvard University and received his PhD at Princeton University.  

About Paul Gilroy

Paul Gilroy is Professor of American and English Literature at King’s College London. Prior to this he was Giddens Professor of Social Theory at the London School of Economics (2005-2012), Charlotte Marian Saden Professor of African American Studies and Sociology at Yale (1999-2005) and Professor of Cultural Studies and Sociology at Goldsmiths College (1995-1999). Gilroy is known for his studies of black culture in Britain and the US as well his commentaries on the relationship between racisms and human rights.

About Stephen Tuck

Stephen Tuck's research interests include modern race equality struggles in Britain and America, religion and Jim Crow, and historiography. He has written two prize-winning books: Beyond Atlanta: the struggle for civil rights in Georgia, 1940-80 (Athens, 2003) and We Ain't What We Ought To Be: the black freedom strugge from emancipation to Obama (Cambridge, Mass, 2010) (a companion website with audiovisual materials is weaintwhatweoughttobe.com). He is also the co-editor of: (with Kevin Kruse) The Fog of War: World War II and the origins of the civil rights movement (New York, 2012); (with Nicolas Barrerye, Michael Heale and Cecile Vidal) You the People: writing American history abroad (California, forthcoming 2014), and (with Robin Kelley) The other special relationship: race and rights in Britain and America (under review).

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