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Faculty Book Talk: The Material World of Modern Segregation

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 | 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Umrath Lounge
Umrath Hall, St. Louis, MO 63130

Join us for a panel discussion by essay contributors to “The Material World of Modern Segregation: St. Louis in the Long Era of Ferguson.” The collection (forthcoming in the Common Reader: A Journal of the Essay, 2022) stems from a conference by that name in spring 2017, involving leading scholars on race, segregation and urban space and experience from in and outside Washington University. The collection of essays is co-edited by Heidi Kolk (Sam Fox School) and Iver Bernstein (History, AFAS, and American Culture Studies).

This event is taking place in Umrath Hall, and will also be livestreamed and recorded for virtual viewing. Doors will open at 4pm. Virtual attendees are encouraged to register as well to receive a reminder and link to the livestream to your inbox.

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations



University Libraries
Event Contact

Rudolph Clay | rudolphc@wustl.edu

Speaker Information

Opening remarks will be provided by Vice Provost and Head of the Library Mimi Calter, and Provost Beverly Wendland.

Framing comments will be offered by Iver Bernstein, project co-editor and Professor of History, followed by presentations from the following contributors:

David Cunningham, Chair and Professor of Sociology, WUSTL
Sylvia Sukop, PhD Student, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, WUSTL
Josh Aiken, JD/PhD Candidate, Yale University

Q+A Period

The Material World of Modern Segregation has been generously supported at several stages, starting with a Ferguson Academic Seed Fund grant from the Office of the Provost in 2016, and Faculty Program Initiative funding from American Culture Studies, and in later stages, an Office of Faculty Affairs and Diversity Grant and a CRE2 Small Research Grant, and funds from the College of Arts & Sciences; the Sam Fox School; the University Library; the Brown School of Social Work; and African + African-American Studies Department.

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