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Visiting Professor at UK to Discuss Masculinity, Femininity and Black Popular Culture

By Ralph Derickson

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Patricia Hill Collins

Collins’ presentation examines how class-specific representations of African-American men and African-American women in black popular culture interconnect with the emergence of the new racism in the United States.

 

Jan. 30, 2003 (Lexington, Ky.) -- Patricia Hill Collins, a visiting professor at the University of Kentucky, will give a public lecture titled “Get Your Freak On: Masculinity, Femininity, and Black Popular Culture” at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 3 in the Center Theatre of the UK Student Center.

The public lecture is free and co-sponsored by the UK Women’s Studies Program and the African American Studies Program.

Collins’ presentation examines how class-specific representations of African-American men and African-American women in black popular culture interconnect with the emergence of the new racism in the United States.

Collins holds the Bryan Chair in Women’s Studies and African-American Studies at UK.

She has bachelor and doctoral degrees in sociology from Brandeis University and has recently been the chair and Charles Phelps Taft Professor of Sociology in the Department of African-American Studies at the University of Cincinnati.

Much of Collins’ research and scholarship deal with issues of race, gender, social class and nation, specifically relating to African-American women.

She has written many articles for professional journals and three books. She is working on a fourth book, “Black Sexual Politics,” to be published by Routledge this year.


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