Professor Dexter Gabriel is an Assistant Professor in History and the Africana Studies Institute and (with the Pen Name Phenderson Djéli Clark) is the award winning and Hugo, Nebula, Sturgeon, and World Fantasy nominated author of four novels including his newest, Ring Shout. Gabriel will speak about how he came to work on speculative fictions, the potential he sees between his academic work and his fiction writing, and the role of history and science in speculative pasts and Futures.
Before the event, please feel free to read Gabriel’s short story: “The Secret Lives of the Nine Negro Teeth of George Washington” (link to the story available at the eventbrite registration page linked below).
Registration required. Please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/speculative-pasts-and-futures-a-conversation-with-dexter-gabriel-tickets-123228370373 or http://s.uconn.edu/5gi