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March 20, 2018

Powers Chair Lecture: Mark Anthony Neal

Event Details

Date & Time

Tuesday, Mar 20, 2018 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM


Women's and Gender Studies




Hemmingson Center Ballroom

Event Type & Tags

  • Academics
  • Arts Culture
  • Diversity Inclusion

About This Event

"Devil Wanna Put Me in a Bow-tie: Negotiating Black Masculinity in Contemporary America”

Mark Anthony Neal is Professor of African-American Studies and Professor of English at Duke University, where he is Chair of the Department of African & African-American Studies and Director of the Center for Arts, Digital Culture and Entrepreneurship (CADCE) which produces original digital content, including the weekly video podcast Left of Black, produced in collaboration with the John Hope Franklin Center for International and Interdisciplinary Studies.

Neal offers courses in Black Cultural Studies, including signature courses on “Michael Jackson and the Black Performance Tradition” and “The History of Hip-Hop,” co-taught with Grammy Award Winning Producer 9th Wonder. Neal is the author of five books including What the Music Said: Black Popular Music and Public Culture, Soul Babies: Black Popular Culture and the Post-Soul Aesthetic and Looking for Leroy: Illegible Black Masculinities, and co-editor, with Murray Forman, of That’s The Joint!: The Hip-Hop Studies Reader (now in its 2nd edition). Follow Neal on Twitter at @NewBlackMan and Instagram at @BookerBBBrown; his Digital Home is NewBlackMan (in Exile).