English Alumna, Lynn Itagaki, talks to NPR: “Examining Civility In A Time Of Deepening Political Divisions”

March 11, 2019

Professor Lynn Mie Itagaki, PhD, UCLA  English in 2005 talks to NPR’s Leila Fadel on what civility—and incivility—mean in polarizing times.

Listen to the Podcast here.

Professor Lynn Mie Itagaki has research interests in interracial ethics, comparative race studies, women of color feminism and twentieth- and twenty-first-century U.S. literature by writers of color. She recently published a book that examines the post–civil rights era in terms of the 1992 Los Angeles crisis, Civil Racism: The 1992 Los Angeles Rebellion and the Crisis of Racial Burnout, and has published articles and reviews in African American Review, Amerasia Journal, Feminist Formations, MELUS and Prose Studies. Her next book projects examine the aesthetics and politics of the media bystander in the post-9/11 era and race and economics in literature after the Great Recession.