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What Matters to Me and Why - Michele Elam
The What Matters to Me and Why series encourages reflection within the Stanford community on matters of personal values, beliefs, and motivations in order to better understand the lives and inspirations of those who shape the University.
Michele Elam, William Robertson Coe Professor of American Studies, the Olivier Nomellini Family University Fellow in Undergraduate Education, Professor of English, and Director of Stanford University's interdisciplinary graduate program, Modern Thought and Literature (MTL)
The final talk of this year's series features Michele Elam, the William Robertson Coe Professor of American Studies, the Olivier Nomellini Family University Fellow in Undergraduate Education, Professor of English, and Director of Stanford University's interdisciplinary graduate program, Modern Thought and Literature (MTL). Former Director of the Program in African & African American Studies, she is affiliated with the Program in Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies, the Center for Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity, and serves on the Director’s Council for the Institute of Design at Stanford. Her books include The Cambridge Companion to James Baldwin (Cambridge University Press, 2015); The Souls of Mixed Folk: Race, Politics, and Aesthetics in the New Millennium (Stanford University Press, 2011); and Race, Work, and Desire in American Literature, 1860-1930 (Cambridge University Press, 2003), and continues to publish widely on race and culture. Former chair of the Executive Committee for the Black Literatures & Culture Division of the Modern Language Association and Chair of the Executive Council for the American Literature Society at MLA, she has just been honored with the 2018 Darwin T. Turner Award for Outstanding Scholarship by the African American Literature and Culture Society. Dedicated to teaching, Elam is thrice the recipient of the St Clair Drake Outstanding Teaching Award at Stanford (2004, 2006, 2015) and the Faculty Award for “Outstanding Service to Undergraduate Students as a Teacher, Advisor and Mentor” from the Program in Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity (2013), among her other teaching awards. Professor Elam is currently the Vice Chair of the Faculty Senate at Stanford.
For more info, visit religiouslife.stanford.edu/wmmw.
- Wednesday, May 9, 2018
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
- Common Room in the Center for Inter-Religious Community, Learning and Experiences (CIRCLE) at Old Union, 3rd Floor Map
Open to all. You are welcome to bring your lunch.
- General Public, Faculty/Staff, Students, Alumni/Friends
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