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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.

Air Dates

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