Zombie Theories of Athletic, Genetics, and Race in Mainstream Global MediaPresentation Monday, November 30, 7:30pm at Joe Rosenfield '25 Center, Room 101
Matthew W. Hughey, PhDAssociate Professor of Sociology at the University of Connecticut where he also serves as Affiliate Faculty in the Africana Studies Institute and the American Studies Program
Professor Hughey is set to discuss the debate over black athleticism and biological determinism. He proposes that with the domination of black athletics over white challengers—such as boxer Jack Johnson or sprinter Jessie Owens—some began to assert that blacks possessed a biological predisposition toward athletic excellence and that Darwinian winnowing during chattel slavery’s harsh conditions magnified African American and West Indian athletic prowess.
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Free and open to the public, refreshments will be served.