Date: June 19, 2020 at 7:00PM
Delivered Via: Facebook Live and YouTube
Program Title: Imagining Freedom: Black Community and Creating Place
Speakers: Dr. Julian Chambliss, Ph.D. and Dr. Scot French
Format: A conversation between the two speakers; 3 15-minute segments with breaks in between for giveaways and sponsor recognition throughout the presentation. Total program time is 1 hour. Please RSVP below if you plan on attending.
Dr. Julian Chambliss, Ph.D.
Julian C. Chambliss is a Professor of English with a Joint Appointment in History at Michigan State University. He previously served as Professor of History at Rollins College from 2004 to 2018. As a teacher-scholar concerned with community, identity, and power, he designs generative digital projects that use the classroom as a platform for students to act as co-researchers to trace community development, document diverse experience and explore culture. He has been recognized for his community engagement work with a Rollins College Cornell Distinguished Service Award (2014-2015) and Florida Campus Compact Service Learning Faculty Award (2011). Chambliss is one of the producers of “Every Tongue Got To Confess,” a podcast exploring the experiences and stories of communities of color. In addition, he is a core participant in the MSU College of Arts & Letters’ Consortium for Critical Diversity in a Digital Age Research (CEDAR). His research interests focus on the race, identity, and power in real and imagined urban spaces.
Dr. Scot French
Dr. Scot French is a digital public historian specializing in the study of cultural landscapes and sites of memory associated with 19th- and 20th-century African American and Southern history. He is author of The Rebellious Slave: Nat Turner in American Memory. He currently serves as an Associate Professor of History, Director of Public History, and Associate Director of the Center for Humanities and Digital Research at UCF. In 2017 he was recognized as one of Winter Park Magazine’s Most Influential People.