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UT Honors Program Fall Symposia Series Kicks Off with Guest Speaker Dan Berger

Published: September 01, 2017
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Throughout the series, resident scholars and researchers at the University will present their areas of specialization.

UPDATE: The presentation by Dan Berger on Sept. 14 will be rescheduled.  

The University of Tampa’s Fall 2017 Honors Program symposia series will kick off Thursday, Sept. 14, with a presentation by Dan Berger, who teaches comparative ethnic studies and U.S. history at the University of Washington Bothell. Berger’s talk, titled “Captive Nation: Black Prison Organizing in the Civil Rights Era,” begins at 4 p.m. in Reeves Theater in the Vaughn Center on the UT campus.

Berger is the author or editor of six books, including Captive Nation: Black Prison Organizing in the Civil Rights Era, which won the 2015 James A. Rawley Prize from the Organization of American Historians.

Throughout the series, resident scholars and researchers at the University will present their areas of specialization.

In addition to Berger, guest speakers in the series include Alisha Gaines, assistant professor of English at Florida State University; Gina Duncan, director of transgender equality at Equality Florida; and Earnie Broughton, senior advisor to the Ethics and Compliance Initiative.

All lectures are free, open to the public and held on the UT campus. See below for a full schedule:

  • Thursday, Sept. 14: (WILL BE RESCHEDULED) “Captive Nation: Black Prison Organizing in the Civil Rights Era,” Dan Berger, associate professor in the University of Washington Bothell School of Interdisciplinary Sciences, Vaughn Center, Reeve Theater, 4 p.m.
  • Friday, Sept. 22: English and Writing Scholar’s Symposium with Alisha Gaines, assistant professor at Florida State University, where she teaches African American literature, Vaughn Center, Crescent Club, 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 27: “Transgender Dynamics in Trump’s America,” Gina Duncan, director of transgender equality at Equality Florida, Plant Hall, Grand Salon, 4 p.m.
  • Monday, Oct. 16: “Wow! A Remixer’s Music Box,” Bradford Blackburn, chair/associate professor of music at UT, Vaughn Center, Trustees Board Room, 11 a.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 27: “Foreigners or Felons,” Sarah Kirk, senior criminology and political science major at UT, Plant Hall, Music Room, 1 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 8: Ethics Hot Seat, Earnie Broughton, senior advisor to the Ethics and Compliance Initiative, Vaughn Center, Crescent Club, 5:30 p.m.

Please note that dates and locations are subject to change. For more information, contact the Honors Program at (813) 257-3545 or honors@ut.edu.