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27 October 2020 - 27 October 2020

A Conversation with Prof John Edgar Wideman

  • Online (Zoom)
  • 18:00 - 19:30 (UK Time)
John Edgar Wideman

Professor Wideman will engage in a conversation with Chelsea Jackson & Field Brown on storytelling, freedom and confinement, policing, fatherhood, the inheritance of trauma and ontological stigma and reflect on his experience as a Rhodes Scholar in Oxford in the 1960s.


  • Prof John Edgar Wideman (Pennsylvania & New College 1963), Author and Professor Emeritus; second African-American Rhodes Scholar
  • Donald 'Field' Brown (Mississippi & Christ Church 2014), PhD Candidate, Harvard University 
  • Chelsea Jackson (Georgia & New College 2018), Political Scientist, Speaker & Organiser, Cradle Community


Moderated by:

  • Leila Kamali, Honorary Fellow, University of Liverpool & Associate Lecturer, Goldsmiths University of London


Introduced by:

  • Dr Elizabeth Kiss (Virginia & Balliol 1983), Warden and CEO, Rhodes Trust

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