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Humanities in the Village: Elizabeth Bronwyn Boyd, “Southern Beauty: Race, Ritual, and Memory in the Modern South” (Feb.)—with Samanda Robinson

February 27 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Header poster of Dr. "Elizabeth Boyd" beside a book jacket for "Southern Beauty."

Our Humanities in the Village series continues in Feb. with Dr. Elizabeth Bronwyn Boyd, in discussion about her new book, Southern Beauty: Race, Ritual, and Memory in the Modern South (Uni. of Georgia Press, 2022). Moderating and leading our discussion will be Samanda Robinson (JHU English).

This event will take place at Bird in Hand bookstore & cafe in Charles Village. Masks are encouraged. All are welcome!

RSVP to this event via the Bird in Hand (Ivy) free registration page: https://www.theivybookshop.com/upcomingevent/32994

About our speaker: ELIZABETH BRONWYN BOYD is an independent scholar who holds an M.A. in Southern Studies from The University of Mississippi, and a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. She has served on the faculties of Vanderbilt University, University of Mississippi, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. A native Mississippian, she lives in Takoma Park, Maryland.

Samanda Robinson (headshot) About our moderator: Samanda Robinson is a PhD Candidate in the department of English at Johns Hopkins University. She researches Black Speculative and Science Fiction. She currently serves as the FLI (First-Generation, Limited Income) Initiatives Program Coordinator GA for the Center for Student Success at Johns Hopkins. She served as a Co-instructor for the JHU Humanities Collaboratory for four summers, which is a research program for community college and HBCU students and a writing instructor this past summer for the Hop-In program. She has taught courses including “Black Sci-Fi and Social Justice”, “Black Apocalypses” and was recently awarded a Dean’s Teaching Fellowship for Fall 2022 where she teaches a self-designed course, “Speculative Slavery and Liberatory Fiction”. She received her B.A. in English from Fisk University in 2017.


February 27
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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