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Carolyn Rouse

Carolyn Rouse is a professor and chair of the Department of Anthropology. Her work explores the use of evidence to make particular claims about race and social inequality. She is the author of “Engaged Surrender: African American Women and Islam”, “Uncertain Suffering: Racial Healthcare Disparities and Sickle Cell Disease” and “Televised Redemption: Black Religious Media and Racial Empowerment.” Her manuscript “Development Hubris: Adventures Trying to Save the World” examines discourses of charity and development and is tied to her own project building a high school in a fishing village in Ghana. In addition to being an anthropologist, Rouse is also a filmmaker. She has produced, directed, and/or edited a number of documentaries including “Chicks in White Satin” (1994), “Purification to Prozac: Treating Mental Illness in Bali” (1998), and “Listening as a Radical Act: World Anthropologies and the Decentering of Western Thought” (2015).


How Do We Balance Free Speech With Civility?

Thursday, October 4

Carolyn Rouse, Professor of Anthropology and Department Chair, and Keith Whittington, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Politics; moderated by Michele Minter, Vice Provost for Institutional Equity and Diversity

“Speak Freely: Why Universities Must Defend Free Speech” by Keith Whittington

Truth Seeking, Democracy, and Freedom of Thought and Expression – A Statement by George, Robert P., and Cornel West

The Real Special Snowflakes in Campus Free Speech Debates by Eddie Glaude Jr.