Thursday, February 27, 2014
On Thursday, February 27, 2014, I visited Kenyon College, giving both a public lecture and a faculty workshop on publishing. A few years ago, months before Living with Lynching was published, Professor Ivonne Garcia invited me to speak at Kenyon. I found the intellectual community quite invigorating. The questions I received from not only faculty but also students made the impact of undergraduate research clear. This visit only confirmed those impressions!
I have always been invested in de-mystifying the profession whenever possible, so I enjoyed having an opportunity to share with Kenyon colleagues the kind of advice that I typically offer via my affiliations with the Ford Foundation, the American Society for Theatre Research, and other national organizations. With great insight, Assistant Director of Multicultural Affairs, Monique Jernigan; Provost Jan Thomas; and Director of Multicultural Affairs, A. Chris Kennerly made this session possible. I appreciated knowing that I could contribute something that my colleagues there valued. A rewarding day!