Visiting History Scholar 2021 - Poetry Reflection on Race, Power and Policy


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Wed APR 14
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The 2020 Visiting History Scholar is Dr. Kevin Gannon*, Professor of History at Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa. 

In the final session of the Spring 2021 Visiting History Scholar series, we’ll use a discussion of poetry as well as engage in a community-generated poetry writing activity as a way to reflect on and interact with the larger themes and concepts explored in connection with Dr. Kevin Gannon’s presentation on "Race and Power”. No poetry writing experience needed AND if you were unable to attend other sessions in the series, you will still find plenty of creative and collaborative value in our time together.

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*Dr. Kevin Gannon, Professor of History at Grand View University (Des Moines, IA) and the Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL).  His teaching, research, and public work (including writing) centers on critical and inclusive pedagogy; race, history, and justice; and technology and teaching. His book Radical Hope: A Teaching Manifesto, was published by West Virginia University press in Spring, 2020. Dr. Gannon is currently writing a textbook for the US Civil War and Reconstruction eras that’s grounded in settler-colonial theory for Routledge. In 2016, I appeared in the Oscar-nominated documentary 13th, which was directed by Ava DuVernay. His scholarly passions are Race and Racisms, Critical and Inclusive Pedagogy, nineteenth-century history (particularly the United States and the Americas), and historiography and theory. Dr. Gannon’s teaching ranges widely: Civil War and Reconstruction; Colonial America and the Atlantic World; Latin American history; Research Methods and Historiography; and the History of Capitalism. You can find Dr. Gannon on Twitter: @TheTattooedProf.

Radical Hope: A Teaching Manifesto is available in E-Book at LCC Library.

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