2022-23 African American Workshop and Lecture Series

African American Workshop and Lecture Series 2022 - 2023

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the 2022 - 2023 AAWLS series


Guest Speakers (dates to be decided)

Patricia Faison Hewlin

Dr. Patricia Faison Hewlin is on faculty at the Desautels Faculty of Management in McGill University, with a specialization in organizational behavior. She is also McGill University’s Ombudsperson for Students. Patricia researches how organization members and leaders engage in authentic self-expression, as well as factors that impede authenticity in every day work interactions. Her research has centered on employee silence, and the degree to which members suppress personal values and pretend to embrace organizational values, a behavior she has termed as “creating facades of conformity”. 

Mat Johnson

Mat Johnson is a Philip H Knight Chair of Humanities at the University of Oregon. His publications included the novels Loving Day and Pym, the nonfiction novella The Great Negro Plot, and the graphic novel Incognegro. Johnson is the recipient of the American Book Award, the United States Artist James Baldwin Fellowship, The Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, the John Dos Passos Prize for Literature, and the American Book Award.

Ebony O. McGee

Dr. Ebony McGee is an associate professor of diversity and STEM education at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College. She investigates what it means to be racially marginalized while minoritized in the context of learning and achieving in STEM higher education and in the STEM professions. In particular, she studies the racialized experiences and racial stereotypes that adversely affect the education and career trajectories of underrepresented groups of color. This involves exploring the social, material, and health costs of academic achievement and problematizing traditional forms of success in higher education, with an unapologetic focus on Black folk in these places and spaces.