Carrie Tirado Bramen: Thursday, February 29th (WINCS) and March 1st (ALRC)

When and Where

Thursday, February 29, 2024 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm


Please join WINCS (Work in Nineteenth-Century Studies Working Group) for a talk by:  Carrie Tirado Bramen
Carrie Tirado Bramen, University of Buffalo
“‘Journey-work of the Stars’: A Cultural History of Astrology in the United States”
When: Thursday, February 29, 4:00-5:30p.m. - Reception to follow
Where: Jackman Humanities Building, Room 616 (170 St. George Street)
Professor Bramen will also give a talk hosted by the
American Literature Research Collaborative:
“American Niceness: Then and Now”
When: Friday, March 1, 3:00-5:00p.m.
Where: 1 Devonshire Place (The Munk School of Global Affairs), Room 108N (North House)

Carrie Tirado Bramen is a Professor of English at the University of Buffalo and just completed a six-year term as Director of the University’s Gender Institute. She is the author of two books, American Niceness: A Cultural History (Harvard 2017), and The Uses of Variety: Modern Americanism and the Quest for National Distinctiveness (Harvard 2000). The latter was co-winner of the Thomas J. Wilson prize for best first book published by Harvard University Press. She has written for the Washington Post, The Conversation, Black Agenda Report, Political Theology Network, and Times Higher Education. This spring, she will be a Fellow-in-Residence at the Rothermere American Institute at Oxford University. She is currently working on a book entitled, “The Journey-work of the Stars”: A Cultural History of Astrology in the U.S.”