Marshall hosts renown academic, activist and performer Dr. Julian Glover for Black History Month

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Marshall University will welcome renown scholar Dr. Julian Glover at  6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, as part of the university’s Black History Month celebration. Glover will present his lecture “My Life, My Research: How a Homeless Kid Became a Professor.”

Glover is an academic, activist and performer whose research focuses on Black and brown queer cultural formations, performance, ethnography, embodied knowledge and performance theory. Awarded a Franke Fellowship at Northwestern’s Kaplan Institute for the Humanities, Glover’s work appears in journals including American Quarterly, the Harvard Kennedy School LGBTQ Policy Journal, South Atlantic Quarterly, Souls and Text & Performance Quarterly. In 2019, Glover was inducted into the Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society at Yale University.

Glover is a classically trained cellist, with multidisciplinary creative work that engages sonic, visual, affective, written and kinesthetic registers with the aim of bringing viewers into critical dialogue with themselves toward psychic, spiritual and interpersonal transformation.

The lecture will be held in the Shawkey Dining Room in the Memorial Student Center on the university’s Huntington campus at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Media are invited and encouraged to attend.

To learn more about Black History Month events on Marshall’s campus, click here.

 

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