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Jelani Cobb

Microaggressions and the Pursuit of Equity

Monday, October 28, 2019
7 pm, Student Activities Center, Gelber Auditorium


jelani cobbJelani Cobb is an Ira A. Lipman Professor of Journalism at the Columbia University Journalism School, and a staff writer for The New Yorker.

Jelani Cobb Bio:
Jelani Cobb is the recipient of the 2015 Sidney Hillman Award for Opinion and Analysis writing and writes frequently about race, politics, history and culture.

He was most recently an Associate Professor of History and Director of the Africana Studies Institute at the University of Connecticut where he specialized in post-Civil War African American history, 20th century American politics and the history of the Cold War. Dr. Cobb is also a recipient of fellowships from the Fulbright and Ford Foundations.

He is the author of The Substance of Hope: Barack Obama and the Paradox of Progress as well as To the Break of Dawn: A Freestyle on the Hip Hop Aesthetic. His articles and essays have appeared in The Washington Post, The New Republic, Essence, Vibe, The Progressive, and His collection The Devil and Dave Chappelle and Other Essays was published in 2007. He has also contributed to a number of anthologies including In Defense of Mumia, Testimony, Mending the World and Beats, Rhymes and Life.

He is editor of The Essential Harold Cruse: A Reader. Born and raised in Queens, New York, he is a graduate of Howard University and Rutgers University, where he received his doctorate in American History.

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