TAMPA - lecture: “Can a Black Scholar Write About White People?”

Tuesday, February 26th 2013 at 6:00 pm
Tuesday, February 26th 2013 at 8:00 pm
TAMPA - Patel Center for Global Solutions auditorium, USF


Dr. Nell Irvin Painter, the Humanities Institute’s first Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence, begins the second week of her residency on Monday. Tuesday evening, we invite you to her lecture, “Can a Black Scholar Write About White People?” at 6:00pm in the Patel Center for Global Solutions auditorium. Her talk will be followed by a reception and book signing. This event is free and open to the public. Faculty may request reserved seating for their class(es) by contacting Liz Kicak.

Dr. Painter, the Edwards Professor Emerita of American History at Princeton University, is a prominent historian and award-winning scholar, who will be in residence at USF Feb. 18 – March 1. Dr. Painter is the author of many books, including The History of White People (2010), Creating Black Americans (2006), and Southern History Across the Color Line (2002), and she is a noted public intellectual, facing interviewers as diverse as Bill Moyers and Stephen Colbert. She has served as president of the Organization of American Historians and the Southern Historical Association, and has held fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the American Antiquarian Society. Most recently, she has reinvented herself as an artist, moving increasingly away from traditional scholarship, and immersing herself in the creative arts. She will share both dimensions of her life and work while at USF.



Special thanks to the USF Office of the Provost for their financial support of the Scholar-in-Residence program.


Liz Kicak, M.F.A
Assistant Director
USF Humanities Institute
4202 E. Fowler Ave. CPR107
Tampa, FL 33620
Humanities Institute Website