Please join the faculty and students of UVA American Studies this Tuesday, September 5 at 6:30pm in Wilson 117 for this year’s first meeting of Pizza & Praxis, our regular series of informal gatherings of American Studies majors to discuss American Studies topics far and wide. Tuesday’s meeting will offer students and faculty a chance to reflect together on the events of August 11th and 12th. Among many other potential topics, we can discuss what happened, and how and why; how the university and the city government responded; and what larger cultural and historical contexts can help us to better understand and confront these violent and hate-filled events going forward. This will be an informal and friendly gathering, with plenty of free pizza (of course) to go around—you need only bring your thoughts and your appetites. We hope to see you on Tuesday!
Sep 26: Chris Freeburg, Conrad Humanities Scholar and Associate Professor of English at University of Illinois, to discuss his book Black Aesthetics and the Interior Life
Oct 12: Nancy MacLean, William H. Chafe Professor of History and Public Policy at Duke University, to discuss her book Democracy in Chains
*Photo by Sanjay Suchak