Endeavors: “A Contest over Personhood: Student Movements and the Shifting Ideals of the University”

Speaker name: 
Rod Ferguson
Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 11:45am to 1:15pm
African American Studies Department See map
81 Wall St Room 201

Roderick A. Ferguson is faculty in the Department of African American Studies and Gender and Women’s Studies Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is the co-director of the Racialized Body research cluster at UIC. Prior to his appointment at UIC, he was professor of race and critical theory in the Department of American Studies at the University of Minnesota, serving as chair of the department from 2009 to 2012. In the fall of 2013, he was the Old Dominion Visiting Faculty for the Council of the Humanities and the Center for African American Studies at Princeton University. In 2004, he was Scholar in Residence for the “Queer Locations” Seminar at the University of California’s Humanities Research Institute. From 2007 to 2010, he was associate editor of the American Studies Association’s flagship journal American Quarterly. He is the co-editor with Grace Hong of the University of Minnesota Press series Difference Incorporated. Also with Hong, he is the co-editor of the anthology Strange Affinities: The Gender and Sexual Politics of Comparative Racialization (2011). In addition, he is the author of The Reorder of Things: The University and Its Pedagogies of Minority Difference (2012), Aberrations in Black: Toward a Queer of Color Critique (2004), and numerous articles.