Rankine will also lead an informal Student Leadership Seminar to discuss students’ questions about careers, leadership, the arts, social change, and beyond. Both events are sponsored by the Weissman Center for Leadership and the InterArts Council.
Note: Rankine will not give a public lecture on September 28. Those wishing to hear her speak on “Citizen: An American Lyric” may wish to attend the Common Read lecture on September 5 at 7 p.m. in Chapin Auditorium, sponsored by Student Life.
Recipient of the 2016 MacArthur Fellowship, Claudia Rankine is the author of five collections of poetry including “Citizen: An American Lyric” and “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely”; two plays including “Provenance of Beauty: A South Bronx Travelogue”; and is the editor of several anthologies including “The Racial Imaginary: Writers on Race in the Life of the Mind”. She also co-produces a video series, “The Situation,” alongside John Lucas, and is the founder of the Open Letter Project: Race and the Creative Imagination. Among her numerous awards and honors, Rankine is the recipient of the Poets & Writers’ Jackson Poetry Prize and fellowships from the Lannan Foundation and the National Endowment of the Arts.
Read more about Claudia Rankine, the 2017–18 Weissman Center for Leadership Leading Woman in the Arts.