October 20, 2020 5:00 pm
On the Subject of Roots: The Ancestor as Institutional Foundation
Roderick Ferguson, Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and American Studies at Yale University, will discuss how interdisciplinary fields are constituted by their negotiation with political power beyond the university and institutional power within it. Professor Ferguson will address Wake Forest’s present endeavors to research and document its racist past and to establish programs and centers of study on race and African American Studies. A panel of Wake Forest faculty — Kristina Gupta, William Mosley, and Corey D.B. Walker — will reflect on and respond to Professor Ferguson’s talk immediately after he concludes.