IHR Book Award and Humanities Faculty Author Reception

Date and Time: October 25, 2018 - 9:30am to 12:00pm
Location: University Club, Thorens and Traditions Rooms
Campus: Tempe campus
Price: Free

Rebecca Kinney IHR Book Award

Rebecca J. Kinney, winner of the 2018 IHR Transdisciplinary Book Award for "Beautiful Wasteland: The Rise of Detroit as America's Postindustrial Frontier," will be visiting ASU to give a talk about her work. Kinney is an interdisciplinary teacher and scholar of race, place and popular culture. She is an assistant professor in the School of Cultural and Critical Studies at Bowling Green State University. Kinney’s book, "Beautiful Wasteland: The Rise of Detroit as America’s Postindustrial Frontier" (University of Minnesota Press, 2016) argues that contemporary stories told about Detroit’s potential for rise enables the erasure of white privilege and systemic racism in the past and present. Through situating Detroit as “beautiful wasteland” she examines how the racialized mythology of the frontier in American culture is redeployed in the stories we tell about the rise, fall and potential for rise again in Detroit. This annual event is an opportunity to celebrate our Book Award winner and all of the ASU humanities faculty who have published books in the last year. Recent publications will be on display during the event. Refreshments will be served.RegistrationThis event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to attend.Location and parkingThe event will be held in the Thorens and Traditions rooms, on the second floor of the University Club on ASU's Tempe campus.The closest parking garage is the ASU Fulton Center Garage on University and College. Rates vary based on time in lot. We are not able to validate parking.

Department: Institute for Humanities Research
Contact: Leah Newsom