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      October 16, 2019

      Wednesday  12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

      1030 Columbia Avenue
      Claremont, California 91711

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      Praisesong and Chicago Footwork: Locating a Black Diasporic Spiritual Heritage

      ShaDawn Battle, Ph.D, will give a presentation, followed by a Q&A.

      Dr. ShaDawn D. Battle is an Assistant Professor of English at Wittenberg University. Her areas of study include African American Literature, Afro-Diasporic Studies, and Hip-Hop Studies. She writes on Black masculine and feminine politics, intersecting hip hop, anti-colonial discourse, Black feminist and critical race theory, epistemology, and literature that spans the Black Diaspora. Dr. Battle’s recent publications include, “Singing the ‘Blues’ for Black Male Bodies: Epistemic Violence, ‘Non-Alterity’, and Black Male Killings” (Making the Case, 2019) and “A Genealogical Interpretation of Plato’s Allegory, Through the Lens of Jay-Z, the Re-Envisioned ‘Philosopher King’” (Black Camera, IUP, 2019). Dr. Battle’ s current research project explores Chicago’s South Side footwork culture, nation-building, race construction, and the politics of “home.” It is tentatively titled, “[Re-]Imagining Community” and Interrogating the Politics of Home, through Chicago Footwork.

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