Brock Memorial Lecture

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Date: January 27, 2021
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Category: Lecture

Auntie Kamala: On Being Too Much and Not Enough

Kamala Harris’ trajectory to the Vice Presidency of the United States highlights how competing discourses around her identity are working overtime to maintain notions of race, specifically Asian/Americanness, Blackness. Her political celebrity is premised on her ability to cross, sometimes successfully sometimes not, multiple cultural borders. The Department of Communication' Brock Memorial Lecture guest speaker Dr. Myra Washington of University of Utah will analyze Harris’ reception, as dictated by the interplay of sociocultural politics, globalized media industries, and her steadfast refusal to rely on a strategy of fragmentation to create and maintain her political persona. 

The Zoom event is free and open to the public. Students and faculty are invited to chat with Dr. Washington after the lecture.

Zoom details:

  • Meeting ID: 95480668276
  • Passcode: 807780


Julie Novack
(313) 577-2943




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