Scholar’s Symposium featuring Dennis Tyler Jr.
Dennis Tyler is an associate professor of English at Fordham University. An expert in African American literature, disability studies and critical race studies, he is the author of Disabilities of the Color Line (NYU Press, 2022). His essays and reviews have been published in African American Review, Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies, Gender: Space, The Feminist Wire, Oxford Bibliographies and American Literary History Online Review.
This talk examines the color line as a disabling phenomenon that began in the era of slavery and extends to the age of color blindness, an age that captures the ongoing violence of anti-Black vigilantism, police brutality and the health disparities of the COVID-19 pandemic.