Shanara Reid-Brinkley, Humanities Center, University of Pittsburgh

Black Radical Politicking: Anti-Blackness, Youth, and Debating in Civil Society

Anti-Blackness and the Political: Millennials, Black Intellectuals, and the Re-shaping of American Politics

Tuesday, April 18, 4pm, 3401 Sterling Hall

Black Radical Rhetoric(s): A Case Study in Black Youth Activism

Wednesday, April 19, 4pm, 3401 Sterling Hall

Open Seminar for Students, Faculty and Public

Thursday, April 20, 12:20pm, 8108 Social Science


SHANARA REID-BRINKLEY is currently a Visiting Scholar in the Humanities Center at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research is in the areas of Rhetoric, Critical Cultural Studies, Media Studies, African American Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Urban Studies. She specializes in the study of race and gender in public address and advocacy and media and culture. Each area oscillates around my interest in African American representation, culture, politics, history and performance in the U.S. context. Her current book project is tentatively titled, Young, Black and Political: Radical Activism, Argument Culture and Civil Society, which centers black youth politics and activism in the educational context. How do black youth discuss race-centered political questions and what kinds of rhetorical and bodily performances do they utilize to engage in public argument?