NASHVILLE, Tenn. (TSU News Service) – The Division of Student Affairs at Tennessee State University welcomes journalist, author, political activist and television personality Marc Lamont Hill to campus Wednesday, April 2.
The event, part of the Distinguished Lecture Series, will take place in Kean Hall beginning at 1 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Hill has been a political analyst for CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and BET News correspondent; and host of HuffPost Live. He is also one of the leading hip-hop generation intellectuals in the country. Hill is the author of two books: Beats, Rhymes, and Classroom Life: Hip-Hop Pedagogy and the Politics of Identity, and The Classroom and the Cell: Conversations on Black life in America.
Since 2009, he has been on the faculty of Columbia University as associate professor of Education at Teachers College. He also holds an affiliated faculty appointment in African American Studies at the Institute for Research in African American Studies at Columbia University. In 2005, Ebony Magazine named Hill one of America’s top 30 Black leaders under 30 years old. In 2011, Ebony named him one of America’s 100 most influential Black leaders.
Hill holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, with research focusing on the intersections between culture, politics and education. He is particularly interested in locating various sites of possibility for political resistance, identity work and knowledge production outside of formal schooling contexts. Particular sites of inquiry include prisons, black bookstores, and youth cultural production.
Former Lecture Series guests have included award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien, political commentator Keith Boykin, actress Tasha Smith, actor and author Hill Harper, and four-time Olympic athlete Jackie Joyner-Kersee.
For more information on the Distinguished Lecture Series, contact the Office of Student Affairs at 615.963.5621 or the Office of Media Relations at 615.963.5331.
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