april, 2022

4apr6:30 pm- 7:30 pmIRAAS | Zora Neale Hurston Lecture - Tera Hunter

Event Details

Prof. Tera W. Hunter will deliver the 2022 Zora Neale Hurston Lecture. Hurston started her career as an anthropologist as a doctoral student at Columbia University. Her skills as an ethnographer during the Harlem Renaissance attended to people and culture in a way that captured the rich daily experiences of African-American life in the South and in the Caribbean. Her literary contributions have greatly changed the landscape in American literature and African-American literature through her characterizations of class disparities in Black working poor and rural communities. Your scholarship and practice exemplify the intellectual fierceness and talent of Sister Zora; thus, we would be honored for you to convene and share with us.

Tera W. Hunter is the Edwards Professor of American History and Professor of African-American Studies, a specialist in the 19th and 20th centuries at Princeton University. Her research focuses on gender, race, labor, and Southern histories. Bound in Wedlock: Slave and Free Black Marriage in the Nineteenth Century (Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2017) is her latest book.


(Monday) 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm