Reed College

Black Want: A Hennessy Lecture

An informal talk using Black critical theory, Cognac, and music to explore the cultural life of Black desire.

Dr. Derrais Carter is an assistant professor of Black Studies at Portland State University. His research interests include 20th century African American history, gender and sexuality studies, and black cultural studies. He is co-editor of The Iconic Obama, 2007-2009: Essays on Media Representations of the Candidate and New President (2012). He is currently writing Obscene Material, a book examining black girlhood and scandal in 1919 Washington, D.C. Carter is also a member of the Queering Slavery Working Group. This interdisciplinary scholarly collective uses Tumblr to place black queer studies in conversation with the history of enslavement.

Co-sponsored by the departments of art and English and the Multicultural Resource Center. Free and open to the public.

Thursday, May 3 at 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Winch, Winch/Capehart
3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard, Portland, Oregon 97202-8199

Event Type



Faculty & Staff, Students, Alumni, General Public


Art, English, Multicultural Resource Center

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