Coffee Conversation – Do Black Lives Matter on Madison Avenue?

Dr. Chris Boulton, UT Professor of Communication, guided a discussion today about race and racial inequality in major advertising campaigns with a small group of Honors students (~20). Dr. Boulton introduced the topic by noting that three of the most popular SuperBowl ads in 2021 featured almost entirely Black cast members but were produced byContinue reading “Coffee Conversation – Do Black Lives Matter on Madison Avenue?”

Honors Symposia – Caleb Smith

On Friday, February 16th, 2018, Dr. Caleb Smith of Yale University, presented an English and Writing Symposium that was co-sponsored by the Honors Program on his recently published book, The Life and Adventures of a Haunted Convict: Austin Reed. Austin Reed was a black prison inmate in New York during the 1800s who wrote aboutContinue reading “Honors Symposia – Caleb Smith”

Honors Symposia – Dan Berger

On Thursday, February 22nd, Dr. Dan BergerĀ fromĀ the University of Washington presented to Honors students on his recent book, Captive Nation: Black Prison Organizing in the Civil Rights Era. In his book, Dr. Berger illustrates that civil rights activists used the prison system both to help organize their activism and as a symbol of racial oppression.

Honors Symposia – Alisha Gaines

On September 22nd, Dr. Alisha Gaines, Assistant Professor of English at Florida State University and author of Black for a Day: Fantasies of Race and Empathy, spoke to UT Honors students. Dr. Gaines’s presentation was arranged and sponsored by the Department of English & Writing as a Scholar’s Symposium and was co-sponsored by the HonorsContinue reading “Honors Symposia – Alisha Gaines”