Fenwick Fellows Lecture: “The Making of Black Intellectuals”

Posted: April 17, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Rutledge Dennis
Rutledge Dennis

University Libraries’ Fenwick Fellows Lecture will be held on Thursday, April 26, at 3 p.m. in the Johnson Center, Room 228, on the Fairfax Campus. Rutledge Dennis, professor of sociology and anthropology, will present a lecture on “The Making of Black Intellectuals.” This event is free and open to the public.

In his lecture, Dennis will describe the socialization processes through which minority group individuals become intellectuals, with attention given to the question of how particular social structural forces operating within subgroups and throughout the larger society either advance or hinder intellectual development.

Dennis’ teaching has focused in the areas of urban sociology, race and ethnic relations, community, social inequalities, and classical and contemporary theory.

He received a BA in sociology and social studies from South Carolina State University, and his MA and PhD in sociology from Washington State University. During his career, he has received several awards, including the Joseph Himes Award from the Association of Black Sociologists and the DuBois-Johnson-Frazier Award from the American Sociological Association.

The Fenwick Fellows Program is currently accepting applications for the 2007-08 academic year. For more information, visit the Libraries’ web site.

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