February 10, 2021 12:10 PM - 1:30 PM
Elizabeth Stordeur-Pryor, Ph.D, is an associate professor of history at Smith College and the author of an award winning article, "The Etymology of [N-Word]: Resistance, Language and the Politics of Freedom in the Antebellum North" and 2016's monograph "Colored Travelers: Mobility and the Fight for Citizenship before the Civil War". Her new project is a historical and pedagogical study of the n-word framed by her experience as a biracial woman in the United States. Dr. Pryor is an award-winning teacher with 10 years experience teaching the n-word; she is Smith College's Faculty Teaching Mentor; and she conducts faculty workshops on navigating the n-word and other racist language in the classroom. Her 2020 TED talk on the n-word has over 1.9 million views.