CSU, Chico News

Colloquium Features Political Science Professor on ‘Michael Jackson and the Quandary of a Black Identity’

Date: 11-28-2011

Kathleen McPartland
Public Affairs

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, California State University, Chico, will present its annual faculty colloquium and poster session on Monday, Dec. 12, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium. The sessions are free and open to the public.

At 6:30 p.m., Sherrow O. Pinder, assistant professor in both the Department of Political Science and in Multicultural and Gender Studies, will present “Michael Jackson and the Quandary of a Black Identity.”

Professor Pinder is the author of “The Politics of Race and Ethnicity in the United States: Americanization, De-Americanization, and Racialized Ethnic Groups.” The book was nominated for both the Ralph Bunche Award, given to “the best scholarly work in political science that explores the phenomenon of ethnic and cultural pluralism,” and the C. Wright Mills Award for the book that "best exemplifies outstanding social science research and…critically addresses an issue of contemporary public importance.”

Pinder is also the author of two additional books that examine the welfare to workfare policy shift in Canada and the United States. She is the author of six book chapters, is the editor of the forthcoming “American Multicultural Studies: A Reader,” and has published several encyclopedia and peer-reviewed articles.

For more information about the BSS colloquium and poster session, contact Eddie Vela, associate dean, College of BSS, 530-898-4926.