Lester Spence

Lester Spence

Professor of Political Science and Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University

Lester Spence specializes in the study of black, racial, and urban
politics in the wake of the neoliberal turn. An award winning
scholar (in 2013, he received the W.E.B. DuBois Distinguished
Book Award for his book, Stare in the Darkness: The Limits of Hip-
hop and Black Politics) and teacher (in 2009, he received an
Excellence in Teaching Award), he can regularly be heard on
National Public Radio and the Marc Steiner Show.

9:00 am - 10:00 am
Edward J. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room B

Feature Panel #1—Double Consciousness, Double Blind: Race and Cultural Desire Through a Girardian Lens

Hollis Robbins
Thomas Chatterton Williams
Coleman Hughes
Lester Spence