THE BLACK PRESS (NNPA) NAMES MCCLAURIN "BEST IN THE NATION" COLUMN WRITER FOR 2015
McClaurin's column, "A Black Mother Weeps for America: STOP KILLING OUR BLACK SONS, earned Insight News of Minneapolis the 1st Place, Emory O. Jackson National Column Award at the 2015 Annual Convention of the NNPA (National Newspaper Publishers) Black Press. The award is named after Emory O. Jackson, a Civil Rights activist and editor of the Birmingham News from 1941-1975.
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“My pathway from a creative writing literary background to administrator and public anthropologist is a non sequitur. I am a strong example of how it is possible to translate the liberal arts into practical realities.” ~Irma McClaurin
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McClaurin delivers the 2013 MLK keynote for the Scanner Foundation on Technology and Inequality. View the video.
McClaurin on KBOO Portland.mp3
Hear Dr. McClaurin speak with Portland's KBOO's Don Merrill on the world of academia, literature, philanthropy and anthropology. Click here for the full one hour interview.
Irma McClaurin is a woman of many talents: activist anthropologist, administrator, consultant, leader, mentor, professor, and writer. She has provided leadership, mentored, made grants, and written poetry, creative non-fiction, and policies, all informed by social justice. She holds both the MA (’89) and PhD (’93) in anthropology and also the MFA (’76) in English all from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Full Bio
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Panel on Black Feminist Anthropolog(ies), November 23, 2013, Annual Meeting of the Association of Anthropology, Chicago. Read more