Talking About Engagement

I am honored to have been invited to speak at the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies at the University of Iowa in Spring 2015. My talk, “Negating Naysayers: Overcoming Academe’s Obstacles to Engage Community,” emerged from my experiences as a graduate student and new faculty member. My hope is to encourage others to work around institutional barriers to find a public purpose of their work.

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Reading at Iowa City Book Festival

I will be confirming the time soon, but I will be scheduled to read from my book A Transplanted Chicago on Saturday, Oct. 4 at the Iowa City Book Festival. I’ll post more details soon!

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Chicago Book Reviewed

Check out reviews of my new book about black migration in the Midwest, press coverage of race and place, and the method of mental mapping. You can listen to a podcast review from newbooksinjournalism.com, read a review published on truth-out.org, and another one in Iowa City’s Little Village magazine.

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