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Green Honors Chair for English; Kimberly Wallace-Sanders
Start Date: 9/19/2013Start Time: 5:00 PM
End Date: 9/19/2013End Time: 7:00 PM
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Green Honors Chair, Kimberly Wallace-Sanders – “Boundaries, Borders and Barriers: Mapping the Future of American & African American Studies”


The Department of English is pleased to announce an upcoming lecture by Green Honors Chair, Kimberly Wallace-Sanders. Join us on Thursday, September 19th at 5:00pm in the Kelly Alumni Center for “Boundaries, Borders and Barriers: Mapping the Future of American & African American Studies”.

Kimberly Wallace-Sanders is an Associate Professor of American Studies and African American Studies at Emory University. Wallace-Sanders’ books include the edited volume Skin Deep. Spirit Strong: Critical Essays on the Black Female Body in American Culture (University of Michigan Press, 2002), and Mammy: A Century of Race, Gender and Southern Memory (University of Michigan Press, 2007). She is currently working on a unique book of 19th and early 20th century photographs called Mammies, Nannies and Love Slaves: Portraits of Black Women with White Children in the US and Brazil. Her scholarly work also appears in the following journals: Southern Quarterly, Southern Spaces, American Quarterly, Initiatives, and SAGE: A Scholarly Black Woman's Journal. Her work is also represented in: Burning Down the House: Recycling Domesticity (Harper Collins, 1996), The Oxford companion to African American Literature, (Oxford, 1997) The Teacher’s Body: Embodiment, Identity and Authority in the Academy, (SUNY Press, 2003), Women in Popular Culture: Representation and Meaning (Hampton Press, 2008) and Black Womanhood: Images Icons and ideologies of the African Body (Hood Museum, 2008).

Professor Wallace- Sanders is originally from New York. She graduated from Oberlin College with a B.A in Creative Writing and English. Wallace-Sanders holds a M.A. in English from Brown University and a Ph.D. in American Studies from Boston University. In 1997, Wallace-Sanders co-founded the Comparative Women’s Studies Program at Spelman College with the Anna Julia Cooper Professor of Women’s Studies, Beverly Guy-Sheftall. It was the very first Women’s Studies major to be established at an HBCU.

Currently at Emory University, she teaches courses on cultural representations of the female body, race, gender and visual culture, representations of race, and gender in American culture, contemporary feminisms, nineteenth-century African-American popular culture and African-American material culture.
Location Information:
Dee J. Kelly Alumni & Visitors Center
Contact Information:
Phone: 817-257-7240
Admission Information
Kelly Alumni Center, Cox B&C
Admission is free, and all are welcome.
For directions or further information call the Department of English:
817-257-7240 or 817-257-6890

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