Donna Zuckerberg: The Classics Between White Supremacy and White Fragility

The Classics Between White Supremacy and White Fragility: a conversation with Donna Zuckerberg

Thursday, April 11, 2019
7:00-8:30pm
Pima Auditorium, Memorial Union, Tempe Campus

The Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, in partnership with the Institute for Humanities Research, is pleased to invite you to an evening dialogue with Donna Zuckerberg.

In recent years, far-right online communities have increasingly been mobilizing symbols, texts, and figures from classical antiquity as shorthand for racist and sexist ideologies; the literature and history of the ancient Mediterranean has been become integral to the celebration of “white” identity. In this dialogue, Dr. Donna Zuckerberg, author of Not All Dead White Men: Classics and Misogyny in the Digital Age, and Elizabeth Grumbach, Assistant Director of the ASU Institute for Humanities Research, will discuss how white supremacist appropriation of ancient Greece and Rome cannot be separated from the failings of Classics as a discipline to grapple with its racist past and present.

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About Donna Zuckerberg

Donna Zuckerberg received her Ph.D. from Princeton University in 2014 and is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Eidolon, a prize-winning online Classics publication (www.eidolon.pub). Her first book, Not All Dead White Men: Classics and Misogyny in the Digital Age was published by Harvard University Press in October 2018.

Questions? Please contact Leah Newsom at lenewsom@asu.edu.