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The Role of the Black Public Intellectual

A Conversation with James Braxton Peterson and Mark Anthony Neal
March 4th, 2015
4:00 PM

  Archived

James Braxton Peterson and Mark Anthony Neal held a conversation titled, "The Role of the Black Public Intellectual," on Wednesday, March 4 at 4:00 p.m. at Forum for Scholars and Publics, 011 Old Chem

For more information on this and Professor Peterson's other events, visit: http://newblackman.blogspot.com/2015/02/professor-james-braxton-peterson-to.html.

Events sponsored by the Center for Arts, Digital Culture and Entrepreneurship (CADCE), The Department of African & African American Studies and the Duke Forum for  Scholars and Publics

James Braxton Peterson

Lehigh University

Duke Alumnus Professor James Braxton Peterson (Trinity ‘93) is director of Africana Studies and Associate professor of English at Lehigh University.  A regular contributor to MSNBC, Professor Peterson is also the host of The Remix on WHYY in Philadelphia. He is author of  The Hip-Hop Underground and African American Culture: Beneath the Surface.

Mark Anthony Neal

Duke University

Mark Anthony Neal is Professor of African & African American Studies and the founding director of the Center for Arts, Digital Culture and Entrepreneurship (CADCE) at Duke University where he offers courses on Black Masculinity, Popular Culture, and Digital Humanities, including signature courses on Michael Jackson & the Black Performance Tradition, and The History of Hip-Hop, which he co-teaches with Grammy Award Winning producer 9th Wonder (Patrick Douthit).

He is the author of several books including What the Music Said: Black Popular Music and Black Public Culture (1999), Soul Babies: Black Popular Culture and the Post-Soul Aesthetic (2002) and Looking for Leroy: Illegible Black Masculinities (2013). The 10th Anniversary edition of Neal’s New Black Man was published in February of 2015 by Routledge. Neal is co-editor of That's the Joint: The Hip-Hop Studies Reader (Routledge), now in its second edition. Additionally Neal hosts the video webcast "Left of Black", which is produced in collaboration with the John Hope Franklin Center at Duke. You can follow him on Twitter at @NewBlackMan.