Research in Equity Antiracism Diversity and Inclusion


Visiting Scholar:  JJJJJerome Ellis

The Clearing, Continued

Thursday, September 22nd, 5:30 p.m.
Performing Arts Center (PAC) 134

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In this talk, stutterer and artist JJJJJerome Ellis picks up where his 2021 book and album The Clearing left off, meditating on intersections between blackness, stuttering, nature, music, and time.  A book signing will follow. 

Jerome Ellis is an animal, stutterer, and artist. He was raised by Jamaican and Grenadian immigrants in Tidewater, VA, where he prays, gardens, and resides among the egrets and asters. Through music, literature, performance, and video he researches relationships among blackness, disabled speech, divinity, nature, sound, and time. He dreams of building a sonic bath house! in new window)

*This event is co-sponsored by the Humanities Center. Visit their website for more information about upcoming events for 2022-2023.

Dr. Britt Wray

Generation Dread

Thursday, October 13th, 6:00 p.m.
Recital Hall (ARTS 150)

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Dr. Britt Wray is a Human and Planetary Health Postdoctoral Fellow at the Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Centre on Climate Change and Planetary Health. Her research focuses on the mental health impacts of the ecological crisis. Britt is the creator of the weekly newsletter about “staying sane in the climate crisis” Gen Dread ( in new window) and author of Generation Dread: Finding Purpose in an Age of Climate Crisis (Knopf 2022).  Britt has a PhD in Science Communication from the University of Copenhagen. Her first book is Rise of the Necrofauna: The Science, Ethics and Risks of De-Extinction (Greystone Books 2017). She has hosted several podcasts, radio & TV programs with the BBC and CBC, and is a TED speaker. in new window) 

*This event is co-sponsored by Faculty Development and
the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences.