Editor to talk about the impact in America of Franz Fanon’s work
Adam Shatz, contributing editor for The London Review of Books, will speak about the significance of the work of Franz Fanon — the late French West Indian psychiatrist, philosopher, revolutionary, and writer from Martinique — in America on Monday, April 8, during his visit to campus as a Poynter Fellow.
His talk will take place at 4 p.m. on the eighth floor of Bingham Hall, 300 College St.
A graduate of Columbia University, Shatz previously served as the literary editor of the Nation. He has orked at the New York Times Book Review, Lingua Franca, and the New Yorker. He is also the editor of “Prophets Outcast: A Century of Jewish Dissident Writing About Zionism and Israel” from Nation Books. Shatz has been a visiting professor at New York University and at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Writers and Scholars.
The Poynter Fellowship in Journalism was established by Nelson Poynter, who received his master’s degree in 1927 from Yale. The fellowship brings to campus distinguished reporters, editors and others who have made important contributions to the media. Among recent Poynter fellows are Larry Fink, Hilaria Espin, and Jose Antonio Vargas.