10th Annual Edmund W. Gordon Lecture

10th Annual Edmund W. Gordon Lecture Featuring Dr. Fred Moten


“Notes on (the) Understanding”

Fred Moten is an American cultural theorist, poet, and scholar whose work explores critical theory, Black studies, and performance studies. Moten is Professor of Performance Studies at New York University and Distinguished Professor Emeritus at University of California, Riverside; he previously taught at Duke University, Brown University, and the University of Iowa. His scholarly texts include The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning & Black Study, which was co-authored with Stefano Harney, In the Break: The Aesthetics of the Black Radical Tradition, and The Universal Machine (Duke University Press, 2018). He has published numerous poetry collections, including The Little EdgesThe Feel TrioB Jenkins, and Hughson’s Tavern. In 2020, Moten was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship for “[c]reating new conceptual spaces to accommodate emerging forms of Black aesthetics, cultural production, and social life.”

The Gordon Lecture is one of three distinguished lectures sponsored by the Office of the Provost, and it is designed to bring together esteemed experts from the field of education and the humanities to share their scholarship and engage in meaningful discussions with the Teachers College community.

Sponsored by the Edmund W. Gordon Institute for Urban and Minority Education. A reception will follow the lecture. RSVP required.

Teachers College, Columbia University, 525 West 120th Street, NYC

Event entry from 3040 Broadway (between 120th Street & 121st Streets) NY, NY 10027


Dec 05 2023


5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


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525 W 120th Street


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