Meet VCU's Authors

Members of faculty in the humanities at VCU have an impressive record of scholarly productivity and are recognized, both nationally and internationally, for their significant contributions to our understanding of the human condition across cultures, throughout the past, and in the present. In partnership with VCU Libraries, our Meet VCU’s Authors series invites members of the Richmond community as well as colleagues and students from VCU and other local universities to come and meet VCU’s authors as they talk about their recently published books and answer questions about their work. All are welcome!


Meet VCU's Authors: Carolyn Eastman, Ph.D.

February 8, 2021

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Carolyn Eastman, Ph.D.

The speaker for this event is Carolyn Eastman, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of History in the College of Humanities and Sciences at VCU and author of "The Strange Genius of Mr. O: The World of the United States' First Forgotten Celebrity."

Meet VCU's Authors: Bernard Means, Ph.D.

March 1, 2021

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Bernard Means, Ph.D.

The speaker for this event is Bernard Means, Ph.D., teaching assistant professor and director of the Virtual Curation Laboratory in the VCU School of World Studies. He is co-editor of "The Archeology of Virginia’s First Peoples."

Meet VCU's Authors: Adin Lears, Ph.D.

April 5, 2021

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Adin Lears, Ph.D.

The speaker for this event is Adin Lears, Ph.D., assistant professor in the VCU Department of English and author of "World of Echo: Noise and Knowing in Late-Medieval England."

Meet VCU's Authors: Aspen Brinton, Ph.D.

April 19, 2021

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Aspen Brinton, Ph.D.

The speaker for this event is Aspen Brinton, Ph.D., assistant professor of international studies in the VCU School of World Studies and author of "Confronting Totalitarian Minds: Jan Potočka on Politics and Dissidence."

Meet VCU's Authors: Kathleen Graber

April 26, 2021

Kathleen Graber

Kathleen Graber is a Professor of English at VCU, a beloved teacher and colleague, and recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship in 2012, The American Academy of Arts and Letters, Arts and Letters Award in 2017, the National Endowment for the Arts Grant in 2011,and many other honors for her poetry. Besides The River Twice (2019) and Correspondence (2006), Graber is also the author of The Eternal City (2010), a collection of poetry which was a finalist for the National Book Award, National Book Critics Circle Award, William Carlos Williams Prize, and which won The Library of Virginia Literary Award for Poetry, 2011.

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