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Poetry as Praxis: Alexis Pauline Gumbs in conversation with Madhumita Lahiri, Marc and Constance Jacobson Endowed Lectureship

A Humanities Afrofutures Event
Wednesday, February 1, 2023
5:00-6:30 PM
Amphitheatre Rackham Graduate School (Horace H.) Map
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Alexis Pauline Gumbs is an American writer, independent scholar, poet, activist, educator, and “queer Black troublemaker and Black feminist love evangelist” based in Durham, North Carolina. She holds a PhD in English, African and African American Studies, and Women and Gender Studies from Duke University and is the author of Undrowned: Black Feminist Lessons from Marine Mammals; Dub: Finding Ceremony; M Archive: After the End of the World, and Spill: Scenes of Black Feminist Fugitivity. Join us as she talks about the many aspects of her work in conversation with Madhumita Lahiri, U-M associate professor of English language and literature.

This event is made possible by the Marc and Constance Jacobson Endowed Lectureship.

About Humanities Afrofutures
Presented by the Institute for the Humanities, Humanities Afrofutures is a month-long series of events at the University of Michigan bringing together scholars, artists and activists to reexamine the past, explore critical issues in the present, and create a space for imagining possible futures.

Speakers include poet-activist Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Black Panther production designer Hannah Beachler, scholars Moya Bailey, Jennifer Nash, and Samantha Pinto, regional community leaders engaging in multi-faceted activist and creative work, U-M faculty, and more.

Join us for Humanities Afrofutures in February 2023. All events are free and open to the public.
Building: Rackham Graduate School (Horace H.)
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: African American, Humanities, Humanities Afrofutures, Poetry, Women's Studies, Writing
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Institute for the Humanities, Department for Afroamerican and African Studies, Department of English Language and Literature, LSA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion