|Dr. Jennifer D. Jones|
As part of UK Libraries Special Collections Research Center's observance of Black History Month, Dr. Jennifer D. Jones will present “Looking for Lorraine and Langston: Queering African American Archives and Histories,” on February 20 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Great Hall of Margaret I. King Library. A reception will follow.
Jones is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Gender and Race Studies and American Studies at the University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa. She teaches courses on the history of sexuality in the United States, Black sexuality studies, and African American history in the twentieth century. She is currently working on a book manuscript titled Queering An American Dilemma: Gender and Sexuality in United States’ Race Relations, 1945-1985. This project contributes to African American history, the history of sexuality, and the history of modern conservatism.
Jones’s appearance on campus is sponsored by UK Libraries Special Collections Research Center and the UK African American and Africana Studies Program in partnership with student organization Shades of Pride. Additional support comes from the UK College of Education, the UK LGBT Task Force, and the UK College of Arts and Sciences Departments of History, English, and Gender and Women Studies.