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Strategies for Academic Success: Know Your Value/s

Time: March 5, 2021, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Location: Virtual

P. Gabrielle Foreman (Pennsylvania State University)

What values inspire you and drive your work? How can you develop a professional mission statement tied to those values? How can we shift our ideas about ourselves as scholars, and about mentoring—and reframe our notions of a singular mentor? This Friday workshop hosted by Watson Professor Foreman is open to Syracuse University faculty, staff, and administrators. [Foreman hosts a session for BIPOC participants on February 26.]

UPDATE: This session is filled to capacity! Inquire here to add your name to the Wait List.

Download a printable schedule of Foreman's virtual involvements on campus for Spring 2021.

Biography: P. Gabrielle Foreman is Co-Director of the Center for Black Digital Research/#DigBlk; Professor of English, African American Studies and History; and Paterno Family Chair of Liberal Arts at Pennsylvania State University. She is the founding faculty director of the Colored Conventions Project, which brings to life seven decades of nineteenth-century Black organizing for educational access, labor justice, voting rights and freedom from state-sanctioned violence. Her publications include Activist Sentiments: Reading Black Women in the Nineteenth Century, the Penguin edition of Harriet Wilson’s Our Nig, which first recovered Wilson’s life as an important hair care entrepreneur and spiritualist speaker, and the first edited collection on Black-led state and national activism spanning seven decades and crossing America, The Colored Conventions Movement: Black Organizing in the Nineteenth Century.

Additional supporters:

  • African American Studies Department
  • English Department
  • English Graduate Program
  • History Department
  • Lender Center for Social Justice
  • Office of the Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs
  • Office of Diversity and Inclusion
  • Office of Special Events
  • Political Science Department
  • Syracuse University Libraries
  • Women’s and Gender Studies Department
  • Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition
  • CNY Humanities Corridor Working Group-Culture and Democracy in 19th-Century NY

This event is part of the 2021 Watson Professor residency hosted by Dorri Beam, Director of Graduate Studies and Associate Professor of English; Joan Bryant, Department Chair and Associate Professor of African American Studies; Petrina Jackson, Director of the Special Collections Research Center; and Patricia Roylance, Associate Professor of English.

The Jeannette K. Watson Distinguished Visiting Professorship in the Humanities is a preeminent lectureship originally established by the Watson family to support on-campus residencies of prominent humanities scholars, writers, and artists.

Dorri Beam, Joan Bryant, Petrina Jackson, Patricia Roylance, Watson Professor hosting team