Mark Anthony Neal to Deliver 2009 W.E.B. DuBois Lecture

Posted: February 10, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mark Anthony Neal
Mark Anthony Neal
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Mark Anthony Neal, professor of black popular culture in the Department of African and African American Studies at Duke University, will present the annual W.E.B DuBois lecture on Wednesday, Feb.11, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the Johnson Center Cinema on the Fairfax Campus. The event is free and open to the public.

The title of the lecture is “Haunting the (Political) Waters: A Meditation on Movement, Citizenship and Political Will in the Post-Katrina Era.”

Neal is the author of four books and co-editor on a fifth:

  • “What the Music Said: Black Popular Music and Black Public Culture” (1998)
  • “Soul Babies: Black Popular Culture and the Post-Soul Aesthetic” (2002)
  • Songs in the Keys of Black Life: A Rhythm and Blues Nation” (2003)
  • “New Black Man: Rethinking Black Masculinity”(2005)
  • “That’s the Joint! The Hip-Hop Studies Reader” (2004), co-editor with Murray Forman

Neal is a frequent commentator for National Public Radio’s “News and Notes” with Farai Chideya, and he writes a blog, Critical Noir, for

The lecture is sponsored by African and African American Studies, 703-993-4080.

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