Yaszek Publishes Essay on Black Genius in Science Fiction

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Lisa Yaszek, LMC professor and director of undergraduate studies, recently published an essay that explores the centuries-old tradition of African-American authors that have modeled stories about black scientific genius on the figure of Revolutionary-era free black scientist Benjamin Banneker.


Yaszek's essay appears in the anthology, Black and Brown Planets: The Politics of Race in Science Fiction (2014), which was edited by Isiah Lavender and published by the University Press of Mississippi.


  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created By: Carol Senf
  • Created: 10/29/2014
  • Modified By: Fletcher Moore
  • Modified: 10/07/2016


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