Residents are invited to join a Distinguished Guest and Professor Rymes over dinner in her faculty apartment, 100 McKean. From 7-8:30, a special guest, who has an interesting and inspiring career will join us for dinner and conversation about their life’s work. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org -- only 10 seats at the table each month!
The guest for November is John L. Jackson, Jr., Dean of Penn’s School of Social Policy and Practice and Richard Perry University Professor. He originally came to Penn as a PIK (Penn Integrates Knowledge) Professor of Anthropology in the School of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Communications in the Annenberg School. His research examines racial and class-based differences in contemporary urban environments, including a focus on how urbanites themselves theorize and deploy those differences in everyday interactions. His scholarship uses ethnographic research methods to extend and expand Critical Race Theory as an analytical and explanatory framework for understanding contemporary social conflicts.