The 2024 Patricia McCarron McGinn Lecture presents Charlene Villaseñor Black

The 2024 Patricia McCarron McGinn Lecture was a spectacular success! Thank you to Charlene Villaseñor Black for an enlightening presentation followed by a lively Q&A.

Faculty, grad students, and friends gathered at the Luskin Conference Center for Charlene’s talk, entitled, “Art against Necropolitics.” Artist Judith Hernández, who inspired much of the lecture, was also in attendance.

A special congratulations to Andrew Hansung Park for receiving the 2024 McGinn Memorial Scholarship! Each year, the award is given to an outstanding graduate student. This year we celebrate Andrew’s academic accomplishments and support the research for his dissertation, “A Different Kind of Jazz: Sam Gilliam and the Work of Improvisation.”

Thanks to Charlene and all who attended for making this 33rd annual event a memorable one.