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My Own People: Identity, Intersectionality, and the Saving Grace of Friendship"

Denison University welcomes Emily Bernard, a professor from the University of Vermont, presenting her lecture, ”My Own People: Identity, Intersectionality, and the Saving Grace of Friendship.” 

Bernard teaches and writes about African-American and 20th-Century American literature, Critical Theory, Race and Ethnicity in Literature, and Women’s Studies. Bernard’s published works include: “Some of My Best Friends: Writers on Interracial Friendship,” “Remember Me to Harlem: The Letters of Langston Hughes and Carl Van Vechten,” and “Michelle Obama: The First Lady in Photographs.” Her most recent book, “Carl Van Vechten and the Harlem Renaissance: A Portrait in Black and White,” was published by Yale University Press in 2012. An upcoming essay collection, “Black is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother’s Time, My Mother’s Time, and Mine,” will be published by Alfred A. Knopf in the spring of 2019.

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