• Michael Guasco
    Virginia’s Past, Present, and Future: Michael Guasco

    Thursday, January 31, 2019

    "1619: Rethinking the History of Africans and Slavery in Early...

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  • Rebecca Goetz
    Virginia’s Past, Present, and Future: Rebecca Goetz

    Thursday, February 21, 2019

    "Race and Christianity in Early Virginia"

    Rebecca Goetz

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  • Philip Francis
    Powell-Edwards Lecture in Religion and the Arts: Philip Francis

    Thursday, March 14, 2019

    "When Art Disrupts Religion"

    Philip Francis
    Assistant Professor of...

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  • Alan Taylor
     Virginia’s Past, Present, and Future: Alan Taylor

    Thursday, March 28, 2019

    "The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832"
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  • Leslie Harris
     Virginia’s Past, Present, and Future: Leslie Harris

    Tuesday, April 9, 2019

    "Slavery and the University: Histories and Legacies"

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  • Elizabeth Stordeur Pryor
    Elizabeth Stordeur Pryor

    Coming Fall 2019:

    Elizabeth Stordeur Pryor,
    Associate Professor of History, Smith College


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  • Dr. Christine Cynn
    Meet VCU's Authors: Christine Cynn

    Wednesday, January 23, 2019

    Prevention: Gender, Sexuality, HIV, and the Media in Côte d'Ivoire Read More

  • Myrl Beam
    Meet VCU's Authors: Myrl Beam

    Wednesday, February 6, 2019

    Gay Inc.: The Nonprofitization of Queer Politics

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  • Jennifer Rhee
    Meet VCU’s Authors: Jennifer Rhee

    Tuesday, April 16, 2019

    The Robotic Imaginary: The Human and the Price of Dehumanized...

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  • VCU’s AuthorsTravel toLocal Libraries
    Meet VCU's Authors Series in Local Libraries

    February 5 - May 14, 2019

    VCU's authors visit local libraries to speak on...

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  • Alok Vaid-Menon
    Alok Vaid-Menon

    Coming Fall 2019

    Gender non-conforming performance artist, writer, and educator.

    Alok Vaid-Menon’s eclectic...

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  • Erica Dunbar
    Fall 2018 Speaker Series: Erica Armstrong Dunbar

    Wednesday, September 5, 2018

    Declaring Freedom from a Founding Father: The Life of Ona...

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  • Bob Woodward
    Fall 2018 Speaker Series: Bob Woodward

    Tuesday, September 25, 2018

    Truth, Freedom of Expression, Democracy and the Age of the...

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  • Clare Sears
    Fall 2018 Speaker Series: Clare Sears

    Wednesday, October 10, 2018

    Arresting Dress: Cross-Dressing, Law and Fascination in Nineteenth-Century San Francisco Read More

  • Emily Skidmore
    Fall 2018 Speaker Series: Emily Skidmore

    Monday, October 29, 2018

    True Sex: The Lives of Trans Men at the...

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  • Fariba Enteshari
    Fall 2018 Speaker Series: Fariba Enteshari

    Wednesday, November 7, 2018

    Rumi's Poetry and His Vision of Love Among Faith Traditions Read More

  • Julio Capo Jr.
    Fall 2018 Speaker Series: Julio Capó Jr.

    Wednesday, November 14, 2018

    Making Fairyland in Twentieth-Century Miami: Gender, Sexual and Racial Transgressions Read More

  • Aren Aizura
    Fall 2018 Speaker Series: Aren Aizura

    Wednesday, November 28, 2018

    Transgender Vlogs on Thailand: Transnational Imaginaries of Gender Reassignment Surgery
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  • Mona Haydar
    Fall 2018 Speaker Series: Mona Haydar

    Thursday, November 29, 2018

    Demystifying the Muslim Dress Code: Identity Negotiations and Resistance Among...

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  • Incoronata Inserra
    Meet VCU's Authors: Incoronata Inserra

    Tuesday, October 2, 2018

    Global Tarantella: Reinventing Southern Italian Folk Music and Dances
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  • Brooke Newman
    Meet VCU's Authors: Brooke Newman

    Thursday, December 6, 2018

    A Dark Inheritance: Blood, Race and Sex in Colonial Jamaica Read More

  • Frankenstein dissected
    Spring 2018 Speaker Series: Frankenstein Dissected

    Thursday February 8, 2018

    Frankenstein Dissected:  21st Century Legacies of a Nineteenth-Century Classic


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  • Liz Covart
    Spring 2018 Speaker Series: Liz Covart

    Wednesday February 21, 2018

    The Ben Franklin's World Project: Podcasting and the Future of Digital History
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  • Su'ad Abdul Khabeer
    2018 Spring Speaker Series: Su'ad Abdul Khabeer

    Tuesday March 27, 2018

    Muslim Cool: Race, Religion, and Hip-Hop in the United States Read More

  • Stefano Adamo
    2018 Spring Speaker Series: Stefano Adamo

    Thursday April 12, 2018

    The Humanities Respond!  Literary and Cinematic Depictions of the 2007...

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    Fall 2017 Speaker Series: Junot Diaz

    Tuesday September 12, 2017

    A Public Reading by Junot Díaz, Winner of the Pulitzer Prize...

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    Fall 2017 Speaker Series: Diane Apostolos-Cappadona

    Monday September 25, 2017

    Fruit of Pleasure, Source of Sustenance, Object of Shame: The...

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  • Balfour Declaration Centennial
    The Balfour Declaration Centennial: How a 1917 Proclamation Shaped Israel and Palestine

    Friday November 3, 2017

    Guest Speakers: Noura Erakat, J.D. (Assistant Professor of Legal Studies...

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  • Gender Revolution
    Screening of GENDER REVOLUTION and panel discussion featuring Gavin Grimm

    Wednesday, September 6, 2017

    In partnership with the Southern Film Festival:

    A Screening...

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  • Dean Spade
    Trans politics and Criminal Punishment Reform

    Thursday October 26, 2017, 7pm

    In partnership with the Department...

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  • Cary Costelle
    The Fight for Intersex Human Rights in the 21st Century

    3:00 PM, October 13, 2017
    MCALC 1105

    Cary Costello, Associate Professor of Sociology and...

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  • Ayanna Thompson
    Spring 2017 Speaker Series: Ayanna Thompson

    Wednesday February 1, 2017

    Is Shakespeare Beyond Race?

    Ayanna Thompson, Professor of English,...

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  • Emma Smith
    Spring 2017 Speaker Series: Emma Smith

    Wednesday March 15, 2017

    What’s it worth? Shakespeare’s Value Then and Now

    Emma Smith,...

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  • Joseph Valente
    Spring 2017 Speaker Series: Joseph Valente

    March 22, 2017

    From Whiteboys to White Nationalism: A Joycean Prophecy of the Trump...

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  • Devoney Looser
    Spring 2017 Speaker Series: Devoney Looser

    Wednesday April 5, 2017

    Jane Austen Then and Now: Reinventing a Literary Legend


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  • Brian Daugherity, VCU Author
    Meet VCU's Authors: Brian Daugherity

    January 25, 2017

    Brian Daugherity, Assistant Professor of History, will talk about his new...

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  • Tressie Cottom, VCU Author
    Meet VCU's Authors: Tressie Cottom

    February 22, 2017

    Tressie Cottom, Assistant Professor of Sociology, will talk about her new book,...

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  • Gregory Kimbrell, VCU Author
    Meet VCU's Authors: Gregory Kimbrell

    April 19, 2017

    Gregory Kimbrell, Events and Programs Coordinator for the Cabell Library, will...

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    Trials and Triumphs, 1974-76: The Struggle for Recognition of VCU’s first Gay Student Group

    Tuesday October 4 at noon
    Cabell Library Lecture Hall, 901 Park Avenue

    Trials and...

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    Students, Sodomy, and the State: LGBT Campus Struggles in the 1970s

    Thursday October 13 at 4pm
    Richmond Salons I & 2, University Student Commons, 907 Floyd...

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    Celebrating Forty Years of LGBTQ Activism at VCU

    Forty years ago VCU’s first LGBTQ student group, the Gay Alliance of Students, secured official...

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  • Billie Jean King
    A Conversation with Billie Jean King

    Thursday October 27 at 6pm
    Siegel Center

    If through her words and deeds...

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    HRC Speaker Series: Dr. Daniel Wildcat

    September 8, 2016

    “Exercising Indigenuity: The Role of Indigenous Knowledges in Healing the Planet” Read More

    HRC Speaker Series: Dr. Deborah McGregor

    October 6, 2016

    “Applying Indigenous Legal Traditions to Conceptualizing Water Justice”

    Dr. Deborah...

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    HRC Speaker Series: Dr. Clint Carroll

    November 3, 2016

    “Landscapes of Renewal: Cherokee  Adaptation and Environmental Governance”

    Dr. Clint...

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  • David Coogan
    Meet VCU's Authors: David Coogan

    September 28, 2016

    David Coogan, Associate Professor of English at VCU, will talk about...

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  • Isabelle Richman
    Meet VCU's Authors: Isabelle Richman

    October 12, 2016

    Isabelle Richman, Coordinator and Faculty Associate of Religious Studies at VCU,...

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  • Cliff Edwards
    Meet VCU's Authors: Cliff Edwards

    November 9, 2016

    Cliff Edwards, Professor of Religious Studies at VCU, will talk about...

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