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Torstenson lecture looks at Barack Obama, Michael Jordan

torstensonThe Augsburg College Department of Sociology is proud to announce the third annual Torstenson Lecture in Sociology featuring Doug Hartmann, associate professor of sociology from the University of Minnesota. The lecture, entitled “Barack Obama, Michael Jordan, and the Complexities of Blackness in 21st Century American Culture,” will be held Wednesday, April 8 at 5 p.m. in the Arnold Atrium, Foss Center.

Douglas Hartmann (PhD University of California, San Diego, 1997) is professor and associate chair of sociology at the University of Minnesota. He is the author of Race, Culture, and the Revolt of the Black Athlete: The 1968 Olympic Protests and Their Aftermath (University of Chicago Press), and recently published an expanded second edition of Ethnicity and Race: Making Identities in a Changing World (Pine Forge Press, with Stephen Cornell). Continue reading “Torstenson lecture looks at Barack Obama, Michael Jordan”