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Kyra Gaunt: 'YouTube Twerking & You' -- Chamberlain Children's Studies Speaker Series

Feb 25, 2014, 5:30pm-6:20pm

Alexander F. Chamberlain Children’s Studies Speaker at York University:
Kyra Gaunt on “YouTube Twerking & You:
The Context Collapse of Black Girls' Always-On Self-Presentation”

 According to Professor Peter Cumming, coordinator of Children’s Studies, “The Chamberlain Speaker Series is intended to challenge and inspire Children’s Studies students to think about the lived experience and cultures of contemporary children and youth, and Kyra Gaunt has much to offer not only to Children’s Studies students and faculty but also to everyone at York interested in culture and expression, gender, sexuality and women’s studies, girlhood studies, communication studies, music, dance, digital media and African-American studies.”

Everyone is welcome. Admission is free. An informal reception in 001 Vanier College (The Renaissance) will be held following the talk from 6:30 to 7:30pm.

York University’s Children’s Studies Program, with the support of the Department of Humanities and Vanier College, is delighted to announce the fourth annual speaker in the Alexander F. Chamberlain Children’s Studies Speaker Series, featuring Kyra Gaunt, an ethnomusicologist, jazz and R&B singer-songwriter, 2009 Inaugural TED Fellow, CUNY associate professor, author of The Games Black Girls Play: Learning the Ropes from Double-Dutch to Hip-Hop (NYU Press, 2006) and winner of the Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM) prestigious Alan Merriam Prize in 2007.


Location:135 Vanier College
Sponsor:Children's Studies Program, Department of Humaniites
Posted by:Peter Cumming, Coordinator, Children's Studies Program
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