Heather Moore ’08 Discusses Representations of Black Men in Annual Plato Lecture

Fellowship Honors Hartford Writer, Second Woman of Color to Publish a Book

Hartford, CT, February 13, 2015 – As this year’s Ann Plato Fellow, Heather Moore ’08 is responsible for delivering the annual Plato Lecture. Her February 5 talk, “Post Trayvon and Michael: Popular Representations of Black Male Students in Media,” attracted a capacity crowd of students and faculty in Hallden Hall. Moore is teaching an educational studies course at Trinity while completing her Ph.D. in American studies at Purdue University. Her lecture was drawn from her in-progress dissertation, “I’m the One Y’all Need to be Worried About: The Archetypal Representations of Black Male Students in American Popular Culture.”

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