Publishing clearinghouse: Crossley book; Close Reading the Emergency; Paul Tran

Professor Mary Crossley Book Celebration
4 p.m. March 20, Barco Law Building, ALCOA Room

Join Pitt Law and the Center for Civil Rights and Racial Justice to celebrate Professor Mary Crossley and the launch of her new book, “Embodied Injustice: Race, Disability, and Health” (Cambridge University Press 2022). Embodied Injustice” uses an interdisciplinary approach, weaving health research with social science, critical approaches, and personal stories to portray the devastating effects of health injustice in America. In her book, Crossley also suggests reforms to advance health equity for disabled people, Black people, and disabled Black people. Register here.


Close Reading the Emergency

CAAPP’s spring Black Study series “Close Reading the Emergency! (Part Two)” will run on March 22 and 23, and will consist of two on-campus main events. Both events will be in Heinz Memorial Chapel and will be recorded and live-streamed.

6-7:30 p.m. March 22: Marwa Helal & Quenton Baker in creative conversation.

6-7:30 p.m. March 23: Evie Shockley & Damon Young in creative conversation.


Writing Program welcomes visiting poet Paul Tran
Noon-6 p.m. March 28, various locations

Paul Tran is the author of the debut poetry collection, “All the Flowers Kneeling,” published by Penguin. Their work appears in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Best American Poetry, and elsewhere. They earned their BA in history from Brown University and MFA in poetry from Washington University in St. Louis. Tran is an assistant professor of English and Asian American Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

All events are open to members of the Pitt community 

Noon: Lunch and Q&A in 501 Cathedral of Learning

2 p.m.: Craft Workshop, B50 Cathedral

6 p.m.: Reading and book signing, B50 Cathedral

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Book Duet: Alex Taylor and Adam Lowenstein
12:30-2 p.m. March 30, 602 Cathedral of Learning or via Zoom

The Humanities Center will host a a book duet featuring Alex Taylor (History of Art and Architecture) and his “Forms of Persuasion: Art and Corporate Image in the 1960s” together with Adam Lowenstein (English) and his “Horror Film and Otherness.” This is part of a new Humanities Center series that brings books recently published by Pitt faculty into conversation. Taylor and Lowenstein will select excerpts from each other’s books for discussion, and they will be available at the Humanities Center's shared folder. Excerpts from both books available here. Zoom link: