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Cheryl Higashida: “Black Radicalism’s Queer Record: Erna Brodber and the West Indian Jazz Novel”
February 3, 2012 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Stevenson Fireside Lounge
“Black Radicalism’s Queer Record: Erna Brodber and the West Indian Jazz Novel”
Cheryl Higashida is Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado-Boulder, where she has taught since 2002. She earned her PhD at Cornell University (2003) after completing her dissertation as a Fellow with the Five College Program for Minority Scholars. She is the author of Black Internationalist Feminism: Women Writers of the Black Left, 1945-1995 (U of Illinois P, 2011). Her work on African American and Asian American radical culture has also appeared in American Literature, American Quarterly, and Afro/Asia: Revolutionary Political and Cultural Connections, edited by Fred Ho and Bill Mullen. Her current book in progress is “Mao and Cabral/ Mingus and Coltrane”: The Global Jazz Circuits of the Black Arts Movement.”