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Toni Morrison Lectures w/ Farah J. Griffin

FromThe Department of African American Studies

3 Nights | March 28-30, 2023 5:00-6:30 PM (EST)

McCosh Hall, Room 10
Princeton, NJ 08544

"And You Thought You Knew Her"

The Toni Morrison Lectures are held bi-annually and spotlight the new and exciting work of scholars and writers who have risen to positions of prominence both in academe and in the broader world of letters.

The lectures are published to celebrate the expansive literary imagination, intellectual adventurousness and political insightfulness that characterize the writing of Toni Morrison. Morrison taught creative writing at Princeton for many years. In 2014 she donated a major portion of her papers to the Princeton University Library. As of spring of 2016, the papers are available for all scholars to visit and study.

Farah Jasmine Griffin is the William B. Ransford Professor of English and Comparative Literature and African American Studies at Columbia University, where she also served as the inaugural Chair of the African American and African Diaspora Studies Department. Professor Griffin received her B.A. in History & Literature from Harvard and her Ph.D. in American Studies from Yale. She is the author or editor of eight books including Who Set You Flowin?: The African American Migration Narrative (Oxford, 1995), If You Can’t Be Free, Be a Mystery: In Search of Billie Holiday (Free Press, 2001), and Harlem Nocturne: Women Artists and Progressive Politics During World War II (Basic Books, 2013).

Featured Speaker


Farah Jasmine Griffin

William B. Ransford Professor of English and Comparative Literature and African American Studies at Columbia University

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