The Oscar Jaszi Memorial Lecture will feature Daniel Q. Gillion on the topic “Governing with Words: The Political Dialogue on Race, Public Policy, and Inequality in America.”
Gillion is the Julie Beren Platt and Marc E. Platt presidential associate professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania. His latest book, Governing with Words: The Political Dialogue on Race, Public Policy, and Inequality in America, argues that while addressing racial and ethnic inequality continues to be a tug-of-war in the nation, race-conscious discussions can shape societal and cultural norms to improve the lives of racial and ethnic minorities—illustrating that words can be powerful tools for combating racial inequality in America. Governing with Words was awarded the 2017 W.E.B. Du Bois Book Award from the National Conference of Black Political Scientists.
Professor Gillion has also published another award-winning book (The Political Power of Protest) and several academic journal articles. In addition to being a faculty member in the political science department at Penn, Professor Gillion is an affiliate faculty member with the Center for Africana Studies and the Asian American Studies Program.
Sponsored by The Oscar Jaszi Memorial Lecture Fund.