Marquette University News Release

Marquette University Ralph H. Metcalfe Chair to give lecture on the persistence of American racial inequality

April 8, 2014

Event Information:
Date: Thursday, April 10, 2014
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Place: Ray and Kay Eckstein Hall
Appellate Courtroom
1215 W. Michigan St.

One of Marquette University’s three 2014 Ralph H. Metcalfe Chairs this semester, Dr. Imani Perry, professor at Princeton University’s Center for African-American Studies and faculty associate in Princeton’s Program in Law and Public Affairs, will give a lecture titled, “Scales Unbalanced: The Persistence of American Racial Inequality,” Thursday, April 10, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Ray and Kay Eckstein Hall’s Appellate Courtroom, located at 1215 W. Michigan St.

Perry is an interdisciplinary scholar who studies race and African-American culture using the tools provided by various disciplines, including: law, literary and cultural studies, music, and the social sciences. Her published works include Prophets of the Hood, Righteous Hope and More Beautiful and More Terrible, as well as numerous articles in the areas of cultural studies, law and African-American studies. Perry teaches interdisciplinary courses that train students to use multiple methodologies to investigate African-American experience and culture.

Named for Marquette alumnus Ralph H. Metcalfe, the Metcalfe Chair is administered by the Office of the Provost and supports a non-residential chair that brings an African-American, Latino/a or Native American scholar to Marquette each semester.

The lecture is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by the College of Education. For more information, call the College of Education at (414) 288-7375.

Media interested in attending the event should contact Chris Stolarski, senior communication specialist in the Office of Marketing and Communication, at (414) 288-1988.

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