School for Advanced Research
The Invention of Race: A Conversation with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Andrew S. Curran
The School for Advanced Research (SAR) hosts Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Andrew S. Curran for an SAR President’s Lecture about the search for a scientific understanding of the concept of race in eighteenth-century Europe. Drs. Gates and Curran will address the origins of anti-Black racism and colorism and its impacts worldwide, including the American Southwest. This talk has been presented at lecture venues throughout the country—and now in New Mexico!
Henry Louis Gates, Jr., is the author of numerous books and has written extensively on the history of race and anti-Black racism. He is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center for the African and African American Research at Harvard University. Finding Your Roots, his groundbreaking genealogy and genetics series, is now in its eighth season on PBS.
Andrew S. Curran is a leading specialist in the Enlightenment era and the author of The Anatomy of Blackness and Diderot and the Art of Thinking Freely. He is the William Armstrong Professor of the Humanities at Wesleyan University.
Chelsi West Ohueri, moderator
SAR Weatherhead Fellow, 2021-2022
Assistant Professor, UT Austin
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Tickets on sale: Friday, February 10, 2023 at 10am.
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