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Williams Reads Historian Panel

Thu, January 20th, 2022
12:00 pm
- 1:00 pm

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Williams Reads Historian Panel

This event will be held virtually and is open to all. Zoom Information:

https://williams.zoom.us/j/9970532797?pwd=SkZ2ZTdUWDZpMjk2MmZnMVJobU1MZz09

Meeting ID: 997 053 2797 Passcode: 2xnLmF

Williams Reads invites the community to an historian panel featuring Lynn Rainville, professor of anthropology at Washington and Lee University; Stefan Bradley, a professor of African American Studies at Loyola Marymount University; and David A. Varel, an adjunct professor of history at Metropolitan State University-Denver. This panel is moderated by Jacqueline Hidalgo, Associate Dean for Institutional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Chair and Professor of Latina/o Studies and Professor of Religion. 

Lynn Rainville is an author, speaker, and public historian who studies ordinary Virginians doing extraordinary things in the past. After earning a PhD in Near Eastern Archaeology, she spent two decades studying historic cemeteries, gravestones, enslaved communities and their descendants, town poor farms, and Virginia’s role in World War I. Today, Lynn tells the stories of exceptional Virginians whose names never made it to the history books.  By combining archaeological, ethnographic, and historical sources, she uncovers lost sites and forgotten heroes from hometowns across the state. Her talks, books, articles, and exhibits have been featured in dozens of national newspapers, local publications, and television and radio shows.

Reared in Yakima, Washington, Stefan M. Bradley is Professor of Black Studies and History at Amherst College. Previously, he was the inaugural associate dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives in the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts and Professor of African American Studies at Loyola Marymount University. Bradley received his Ph.D. in 20 th Century US History with an Emphasis on the Black Experience from the University of Missouri-Columbia. An educator at heart, Bradley’s life ambition is to personally teach/mentor/inspire the young people who change the world for the better. Some of Bradley’s publications include his newest book, Upending the Ivory Tower: Civil Rights, Black Power, and the Ivy League, which won the History of Education Society Outstanding Book Award as well as the Anna Julia Cooper &; CLR James Book Award from the National Council of Black Studies. He has appeared on C-Span BookTV, NPR, PRI, as well as in documentaries on the Oprah Winfrey Network and the History Channel.

David A. Varel is an adjunct professor of history at Metropolitan State University-Denver and the author of two books: The Lost Black Scholar: Resurrecting Allison Davis in American Social Thought (UChicago, 2018); and The Scholar and the Struggle: Lawrence Reddick’s Crusade for Black History and Black Power (UNC, 2020), which won a Colorado Book Award. He has published articles in a variety of periodicals such as the Journal of African American History, the Journal of Negro Education, Perspectives on History, and The Conversation. His 2020 article in The American Historian pushed the Organization of American Historians to remove the name of a “Lost Cause” scholar from its book award in Civil War and Reconstruction history, and to establish new procedures for the naming of awards. Varel is also licensed as a public high school teacher and has written about various inequalities within American higher education—past and present.

Moderated by Jacqueline M. Hidalgo, Professor of Latina/o/x Studies and of Religion, as well as Associate Dean for Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Williams College. A past president of the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States (ACHTUS) and President-Elect of the New England/Eastern Canada Region of the Society of Biblical Literature, Hidalgo is the author of Latina/o/x Studies and Biblical Studies in Brill Research Perspectives in Biblical Interpretation 3.4 (2020), as well as Revelation in Aztlán: Scriptures, Utopias, and the Chicano Movement (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016). With Efraín Agosto, she also co-edited the collection of essays Latinxs, the Bible, and Migration (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018).

This event will be held virtually and is open to all. Zoom Information:

https://williams.zoom.us/j/9970532797?pwd=SkZ2ZTdUWDZpMjk2MmZnMVJobU1MZz09

Meeting ID: 997 053 2797

Passcode: 2xnLmF

 

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