The Center for Social Concern at Johns Hopkins University is hosting a talk entitled Black Americans: Race and Representation in the Media on Thursday, October 15th, from 7:00 to 8:00pm.
Dr. Kimberly R. Moffitt, Interim Dean of College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at UMBC, will be discussing media representations of Black Americans, respectability politics and Black exceptionalism, as well as racial narrative’s impact on Black children.
Bio: Dr. Kimberly R. Moffitt is the Interim Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) at UMBC. Dr. Moffitt’s research focuses on mediated representations of marginalized groups as well as the politicized nature of Black hair and the body. She has published three co-edited volumes. She extends her research interests into the community by offering workshops on Black hair and body politics as it relates to bullying among middle school girls. Dr. Moffitt often writes op-ed articles for the Baltimore Sun and is a frequent guest on local public radio programs. She is a founding parent and board member of Baltimore Collegiate School for Boys Charter School, a 4th-12th college preparatory school in Baltimore City.
Registration is required. The link to register is: https://jh.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_suDdQ6YpQr-lks8MwlcwvQ