"What do reality TV, Zora Neale Hurston and "The Help" have in common? On the surface, not much. But if you’re Jervette R. Ward, a recently arrived English professor at the University of Alaska Anchorage, each is an avenue into a topic she cares deeply about -- the black female experience..." To read more, visit Alaska Dispatch News.
Dr. Jervette R. Ward speaks at the University of Alaska Anchorage Campus Bookstore. Her talk, Sex, Race, and Class: Portrayals of Black Women in Reality TV is an excerpt from her forthcoming edited book, Real Sister: Stereotypes, Respectability, and Black Women in Reality TV. To listen to the podcast of the talk, visit iTunes.