Kimberly Moffitt, American Studies, in the News

Kimberly Moffitt, assistant professor of American studies, was a guest on the Marc Steiner show on Monday, April 11. She discussed her recent co-edited volume, “Blackberries and Redbones: Critical Articulations of Black Hair/Body Politics in African Communities,” along with her co-editor, Regina Spellers Sims. They discussed the ways that African American hair and bodies are represented, interpreted and politicized.

A recording of the discussion can be found here.

On April 12, “Midday With Dan Rodricks” broadcast a discussion recorded live at UMBC with Moffitt, Heather Harris and Catherine Squires. The three are the co-editors of the book, “The Obama Effect: Multidisciplinary Renderings of the 2008 Campaign.”

Rodricks moderated the panel discussion, which took place on March 2 as part of the Humanities Forum. The authors discussed the essays in their book, which place Obama’s candidacy in the context of the American experience with race and the media. You can listen to the discussion here.

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