In honor of Women's History Month AZPM hosted a screening and discussion of the documentary film Harriet Tubman: Visions of Freedom on March 18 at the University of Arizona Environment and Natural Resources 2 Building. The evening's program included a screening of the documentary followed by a discussion and Q&A session with the following panelists from the University of Arizona.
Jerome Dotson | Assistant Professor, Africana Studies Program
Jerome Dotson is a native of Atlanta, Georgia, and a graduate of Morehouse College. He holds a Ph.D. in U.S. history and an M.A. in African American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research and teaching interests focus on African American history, Southern foodways, hip-hop, folklore, and politics of the body. He previously taught at the University of Washington and Seattle University. Currently, he is working on a book-length manuscript, which explores the ways eating and diet have animated Black radicalism in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Tyina Steptoe | Associate Professor, History
Tyina Steptoe teaches about race, gender and culture in the United States. Her book Houston Bound: Culture and Color in a Jim Crow South received the Kenneth Jackson Award for Best Book of 2016 (North American) from the Urban History Association, the 2017 W. Jackson Turrentine Book Prize from the Western History Association, and the 2017 Julia Ideson Award from the Friends of the Texas Room (Houston Metropolitan Research Center).
She is committed to academic work that reaches beyond the walls of the university. She has served as a historical advisor on the television show Who Do You Think You Are, appearing on a 2016 episode that featured TV personality Aisha Tyler.
She also hosts a weekly radio program called “Soul Stories” on 91.3 KXCI Tucson on Mondays, 10:00 pm - midnight. “Soul Stories” explores the roots and branches of rhythm and blues music.
E. Sybil Durand | Associate Professor, English Learning and Sociocultural Studies
Dr. Sybil Durand is an associate professor of young adult literature in the College of Education at The University of Arizona, where she teaches courses on young adult literature, methods of teaching English Language Arts, and methods of conducting research. Her research examines how students and teachers engage representations of youth of color in young adult literature, including multicultural, international, and postcolonial texts.
The panel was led by Treya Allen, Associate Dean of Student of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement and Beyond Juneteenth committee co-chair.