Events

Sherman Emerging Scholar Lecture

Wednesday, March 24

Additional Information

Amira Rose Davis will deliver the Sherman Emerging Scholar Lecture on the topic “From Raised Fists to Bended Knees: Sports, Protests and Global Politics” at 7:30 p.m. March 24. Davis will also participate in a roundtable panel discussion at 7 p.m. on March 25. Both presentations are virtual. 
 
Davis is an assistant professor of history and African American studies at Pennsylvania State University who specializes in 20th century American history with an emphasis on race, gender, sports and politics. She also provides sports commentary for media outlets such as NPR, ESPN and BBC, and is the co-host of the podcast, “Burn it All Down.” 
 
Her lecture will be followed on March 25 with a roundtable discussion at 7 p.m. Panelists in addition to Davis are Marcia Chatelain, Georgetown University; Jay Smith, UNC-Chapel Hill; Deborah White, Rutgers University; and Louis Moore, Grand Valley State University. The moderator will be Glen Harris, UNCW associate professor of history. 
 
The Sherman Emerging Scholar Lecture Series was established by Philip Sherman and Ann Sherman-Skiba, along with their spouses, in honor of their parents, Virginia and Derrick Sherman. The elder Shermans were lifelong learners who particularly valued the history department’s public programs. 
  
Registration information for the lecture and the roundtable discussion can be found here.