Davarian Baldwin, “Higher Education and the Transformation of Today’s Cities”

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ENDEAVORS COLLOQUIUM
Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 11:45am to 1:15pm
Dept. of African American Studies See map
81 Wall St., Room 201
New Haven

Davarian L. Baldwin is the Paul E. Raether Distinguished Professor of American Studies at Trinity College in Hartford. Alongside numerous essays and scholarly articles, he is the author of Chicago’s New Negroes: Modernity, the Great Migration, and Black Urban Life (University of North Carolina Press, 2007) and co-editor (with Minkah Makalani) of the essay collection, Escape From New York: The New Negro Renaissance beyond Harlem (University of Minnesota, 2013). Baldwin is currently at work on two new single-authored projects, Land of Darkness: Chicago and the Making of Race in Modern America (Oxford University Press) and UniverCities: How Higher Education is Transforming Urban America. He is also editing the Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance: Using the Present to Excavate the Past (Greenwood Publishers) and served as a consultant for the art retrospective, “Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist,” currently at the Whitney Museum of American Art.