ST. AUGUSTINE, FL (10/29/2013)(readMedia)– Dr. Elijah Anderson will speak at Flagler College as part of the College’s “Ideas and Images” program on Nov. 7.
Anderson holds the William K. Lanman, Jr. Professorship in Sociology at Yale University, where he teaches and directs the Urban Ethnography Project. Anderson is one of the nation’s leading urban ethnographers and cultural theorists. He received his B.A. from Indiana University, his M.A. from the University of Chicago and his Ph.D. from Northwestern University.
Anderson has written and edited numerous books, book chapters, articles, and scholarly reports on race in American cities. His most prominent works include “Code of the Street: Decency, Violence, and the Moral Life of the Inner City”, winner of the 2000 Komarovsky Award from the Eastern Sociological Society; “Streetwise: Race, Class, and Change in an Urban Community”, winner of the American Sociological Association’s Robert E. Park Award for the best published book in the area of Urban Sociology; and “A Place on the Corner: A Study of Black Street Corner Men.”
Anderson’s lecture, “Trayvon and Emmett: A Tale of Two Black Boys,” will take place at 7 p.m. in the Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada St., St. Augustine..
“Ideas and Images: Visiting Scholars and Artists Program” features an international composition of artists and authors, introducing a fresh and creative component to the greater St. Augustine community.
Flagler College is an independent, four-year, comprehensive baccalaureate college located in St. Augustine, Fla. The college offers 29 majors, 34 minors and two pre-professional programs, the largest majors being business, education and communication. Small by intent, Flagler College has an enrollment of about 2,500 students, as well as a satellite campus at Tallahassee Community College in Tallahassee, Fla. U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review regularly feature Flagler as a college that offers quality education at a relatively low cost. A Flagler education is less than half the cost of similar private colleges, and competitive with many state universities. A relatively young institution (founded in 1968), Flagler College is also noted for its historic beauty. The centerpiece of the campus is the former Hotel Ponce de Leon, a grand resort built in 1888 by Henry M. Flagler, industrialist, railroad pioneer and co-founder of Standard Oil. The Ponce has been designated as a National Historic Landmark. For more on Flagler College, visit www.flagler.edu.
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