Talk: "The Role of Public Scholarship in 2018"
New York Times visual reporter, Walter Thompson-Hernández, will give a talk on the role of public scholarship. Kelly Lytle Hernández, Professor of History and African American Studies at UCLA and Interim Director of the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies, will moderate this discussion about reaching broad audiences and doing public scholarship. Lunch will be provided. RSVP requested due to limited seating.
Walter Thompson-Hernández is part of a new initiative at The New York Times called “Surfacing” which explores subcultures around the world using different forms of media. He has contributed to NPR, VICE, BBC, CNN, Fusion, The Guardian, The Root, among others. Some of his stories include “For the Compton Cowboys, Horseback Riding Is a Legacy, and Protection” and “How One Sport Is Keeping a Language, and a Culture, Alive.”
This event is organized by the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies and is co-sponsored by the Department of African American Studies, the Department of History, the Cesar E. Chavez Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies, and the Chicano Studies Research Center.