"The Great Migration and Black Entrepreneurship in Detroit" by Kendra Boyd

January 25, 2018 @ 4:30 pm America/Toronto Timezone
Tubman Centre, 3rd Floor York Lanes
Molly Ladd-Taylor

Talk by U.S./African American History Job Candidate, Kendra Boyd

Everyone is welcome to attend the public presentations of short-listed candidates for our tenure-track position in U.S. History, with a specialization in African American History.  Please note that all three talks will be held in the Tubman Institute, 3rd floor York Lanes, from 4:30-6:00 pm.

Kendra Boyd will speak on “The Great Migration and Black Entrepreneurship in Detroit,” Thursday, January 25, at 4:30 pm in the Tubman Institute, 3rd floor, York Lanes.

Kendra Boyd earned her PhD from Rutgers University in 2017, with a dissertation on black businesses and racial capitalism in Great Migration-era Detroit (1910-70).  The recipient of numerous awards, including an Andrew W. Mellon Dissertation Completion Fellowship and an Albert J. Beveridge Grant from the American Historical Association, Dr. Boyd is currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate for the Scarlet and Black Project at Rutgers University. She has co-authored two book chapters in Scarlet and Black: Slavery and Dispossession in Rutgers History (2016) and is a co-editor of the forthcoming Scarlet and Black: Volume Two.

Faculty and students in all programs and fields are invited to attend this public presentation.  The Search Committee encourages all who attend to prepare written comments on the candidate.  Your comments should be prepared as a single assessment without comparisons with other candidates, and sent to Molly Ladd-Taylor at mltaylor@yorku.ca, by Friday, Jan 26, at 10 am.

Please make sure to send your comments no later than Friday, January 26, at 10 am.

Many thanks for your participation and support.