Fulbright College Director of Gender Studies Wins University of Kansas Scholarship
Lisa M. Corrigan
Award-winning author Lisa M. Corrigan, Director of the Gender Studies Program and Professor in the Department of Communication at Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, has been selected as a 2021-2022 Regional Visiting Fellow at the Hall Center for Humanities in the University of Kansas. The regional scholarship for visiting professor in the humanities supports collaborative and innovative research in the humanities.
Of the award, Corrigan said, “I am grateful to the Hall Center for this recognition and support for my work on the rhetorical history of the Civil Rights / Black Power era. While I am in residence at the Hall Center, I will be completing a new monograph, tentatively titled Intimacy regimes, which looks at patterns of racial intimacy in the movement years of the 1960s. I am particularly interested in how desegregation created a crisis of intimacy around race relations and how activists of the movement have weathered this crisis to produce enduring models of connection and support despite surveillance, disruption and violence. “
Corrigan taught an Honors College signing seminar in the fall of 2020 on intimacies that helped shape some of his ideas in this new book.
In addition to leading the Gender Studies Program, Corrigan is also an Affiliate Faculty Member of the University of Alberta’s African and African American Studies Program and the Latin American and Latin Studies Program. -american.
His first book, The Power of Prisons: How Prison Influenced the Black Liberation Movement received the 2017 Diamond Anniversary Book Award from the National Communication Association and the 2017 Outstanding Book Award from the African-American Communication and Culture Division.
His second book, Black Feelings: Race and Affect in the Long Sixties just released in 2020.
Corrigan is also an Affiliate Faculty Member of the African and African American Studies Program at the University of Alberta and the Latin American and Latin American Studies Program.