Vershawn A. Young (#920)
Young grew up in Chicago and earned his doctorate from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is one of the authors of Other People's English: Code-Meshing, Code-Switching, and African American Literacy.
He is currently completing a book about black men, gender anxiety, and the American dream, which focuses on President Barack Obama, playwright August Wilson, and director/producer Tyler Perry.
He is also the author of From Bourgeois to Boojie: Black Middle-Class Performances.
He is associate professor of African American studies, English, and performance studies at the University of Kentucky.
Friday, February 7 at 5:00/4:00 pm CT on KET2
Sunday, February 9 at 1:30/12:30 pm CT on KET
Thursday, February 13 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KET2
Friday, March 28 at 5:00/4:00 pm CT on KET2
Sunday, March 30 at 1:30/12:30 pm CT on KET
Thursday, April 3 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KET2