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Princeton professor to speak at Albany State

Princeton University professor and author Imani Perry will address ASU students at 11:15 p.m. today.

Princeton University professor and author Imani Perry will address ASU students at 11:15 p.m. today.

ALBANY — Princeton University Professor of African-American Studies Imani Perry will be the speaker at the ASU Spring Semester, 2012 International Studies Lecture Series this morning.

Perry also is professor of English, African-American Studies and Law in the Princeton University Center for African-American Studies and Faculty Associate in Law and Public Affairs. Perry presented "I'm Country, You're a Bush Girl, and That's OK: Rethinking Diaspora Studies in the Translocal" on Monday night at the University.

Today's lecture, "Black Female and Cosmopolitan: The Marketing of Neoliberal Feminism of a Darker Hue" will be at 11:15 a.m. today in Peace Hall Room127.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Perry holds a bachelor of arts in literature and American studies from Yale University, a doctorate in American civilization and a juris doctorate from Harvard University.

At Princeton, through interdisciplinary courses, she teaches students to use multiple methodologies to investigate the African-American experience and culture.

Before joining the faculty at Princeton in 2008, Perry taught at Rutgers University, the University of Pennsylvania, Suffolk University and Georgetown University and has appeared on NPR, CNN, "Hannity" and "The O'Reilly Factor."

She is a prolific writer and has published in the Law and History Review, Law, Culture and Humanities, Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law, Law and Literature, New York Times, the Huffington Post and The Grio.

Her list of publications include "Prophets of the Hood: Politics and Poetics in Hip Hop," "Righteous Hope, More Terrible, More Beautiful: The Embrace and Transcendence of Racial Equality in the United States," "Tell Us How It Feels To Be a Problem: Hip Hop Longings and Poor Young Black Men," and "Black Arts and Good Law."

For more information, contact ASU Office of University Communications at (229) 430-4671.


coachjohnson42 3 years, 8 months ago

You speechless???? there is a GOD


tommybeall 3 years, 8 months ago

Ruby, that's certainly a first.. And instead of your normal, expected sarcasm, you should see the positive in this story..


Sister_Ruby 3 years, 8 months ago

I'm a Comedian and if you're a Comedian you can say anything about anybody in our country today, no matter how offensive, and it's OK.


coachjohnson42 3 years, 8 months ago

This is great accomplishment for ASU. (attracting the best, because it is the best)....great job!! LETS GO RAMS!!!!!


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