The University of Delaware Center for Material Culture Studies and the College of Arts and Sciences are pleased to announce the inaugural lecture in the African American Material Culture and Public History Speaker series.
“How Sweet the Sound: African American Performances of Class and Citizenship Using the Piano”
When: March 1, 2016, 4:00PM
Where: Morris Library Reading Room, 181 South College Avenue, Newark, DE
Who: Dr. Psyche Williams-Forson
Professor Psyche Williams-Forson is an internationally renowned scholar of material culture. She is Professor and Chair of American Studies, and affiliate professor Women’s Studies and African American Studies, and a member on the Consortium of Race, Gender, and Ethnicity at the University of Maryland. She is the editor of Taking Food Public: Redefining Foodways in a changing world, and the author of the award winning, Building Houses out of Chicken Legs: Black Women, Food, and Power. Her most recent completed book manuscript explores food shaming and food policing in communities of color. Her talk issues from a further project that analyzes African American class and material culture through late-nineteenth and early twentieth century domestic interiors.