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Who Really Speaks For Precious? Unheard Voices in the Black Feminist Discussion

Dr. David Ikard is an assistant professor of English at Florida State University. His areas of scholarship and research include nineteenth- and twentieth–century American literature, with a specialization in African-American Literature.

He has presented numerous conference papers and invited lectures on topics related to post-racialism, Hip Hop in the academy, as well as issues of white supremacy, gender politics, and Black male feminism. His book Breaking the Silence: Toward a Black Male Feminist Criticism was published in 2007. He is currently working on two books: Nation of Cowards: What it Means to be Black in Barack Obama’s Post-Racial America, and Hidden in Plain Sight: Making Black Resistance Legible in the Twenty-First Century.

Recorded Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at DePaul University.

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