Place:Alderman Library, Room 421
Please join us as we welcome our 2019-20 Visiting Scholars, Sonya Donaldson and LaDale Winling! They will be giving a brief overview of the projects they are working on while in residence. Light refreshments will be served.
Sonya Donaldson is Associate Professor of English at New Jersey City University. She is currently developing her digital humanities project, Singing the Nation into Being: Anthems and the Politics of Black Performance.
Donaldson is also completing a book manuscript, Irreconcilable Differences?: Memory, History, and the Echoes of Diaspora, which examines autobiographical narratives, music, and performances by Black writers and artists. She earned her Ph.D. in English Language and Literature from the University of Virginia, where her research focused on Afro-German autobiographical narratives. Her scholarly work has appeared in Callaloo, African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal, and Women, Gender, and Families of Color.
LaDale Winling is an associate professor of history at Virginia Tech and specializes in U.S. urban, political, and digital history.
He is the author of Building the Ivory Tower: Universities and Metropolitan Development in the Twentieth Century, published by the University of Pennsylvania Press. He was co-creator of digital history projects on redlining, entitled Mapping Inequality: Redlining in New Deal America, and on Congressional elections, entitled Electing the House of Representatives, 1840-2016.
Contact Scholars' Lab's Head of Public Programs Laura Miller.