Thinking Spaces 2020-21: George Lipsitz Thinking Spaces 2020-21: George Lipsitz

This Thinking Spaces talk, “Insubordinate Spaces: Why Improvisation and Accompaniment Matter Now” by George Lipsitz, took place on October 23, 2020.

George Lipsitz is Research Professor Emeritus of Black Studies and Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is co-author with Barbara Tomlinson of Insubordinate Spaces: Improvisation and Accompaniment for Social Justice (2019) and co-author with Daniel Fischlin and Ajay Heble of The Fierce Urgency of Now: Improvisation, Rights, and the Ethics of Cocreation (2013). His single-authored books include The Possessive Investment in Whiteness (2018), Midnight at the Barrelhouse (2011), Footsteps in the Dark (2006), and Dangerous Crossroads (1994). Lipsitz was awarded the American Studies Association’s Angela Y. Davis Prize for Public Scholarship in 2013 and its Bode-Pearson Prize for Career Distinction in 2016.

This event was co-presented with the Sociable Cities Speaker Series and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology.