Local Americanists: Nicole Hirschfelder, "From William Penn to Bayard Rustin: Radical Quaker Pacifism in American Cultural History"

May 2, 2019
3:30 - 5:00 PM
2115 Tawes Hall

Nicole Hirschfelder is Associate Professor for American Culture and Literature at Eberhard Karls University Tübingen and is a visiting scholar at the Unviersity of Maryland for the spring 2019 semester.

Her book, Oppression as Process: The Case of Bayard Rustin (2014), argues "that the mere act of 'breaking silence' should not solely be seen in line with liberation, but also with the oppressive past that made this recovery work necessary." Her talk is titled, "From William Penn to Bayward Rustin: Radical Quaker Pacificism in American Cultural History."

Ralph Bauer will introduce the speaker. 

For more information contact: Robert S. Levine (rlevine@umd.edu)