Comparative Literature Luncheon series features talk by Roopika Risam

April 02, 2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Roopika Risam, assistant professor of English and English Education and coordinator of the Graduate Certificate in Digital Studies at Salem State University, will present “Insurgents of Academe: Historicizing Public Humanities in the African Dispora," at 12:15 p.m. April 8, in Room 102 of the Kern Building.

Risam's monograph, "New Digital Worlds: Postcolonial Digital Humanities in Theory, Praxis, and Pedagogy" was published by Northwestern University Press in 2018. She is also co-editor of The Digital Black Atlantic for the Debates in the Digital Humanities Series (University of Minnesota Press). 

This event is a part of the Comparative Literature Luncheon lecture series, a weekly, informal lunchtime gathering of students, faculty and other members of the University community. Each week the event begins at 12:15 p.m. – lunch is provided. At 12:30 p.m. there will be a presentation, by a visitor or a local speaker, on a topic related to any humanities discipline. All students, faculty, colleagues and friends are welcome. For a full list of Comparative Literature lunches, visit  This event is sponsored by the Department of Comparative Literature, the Center for Global Studies, and the Center for Humanities and Information.

Last Updated April 08, 2019