University of Texas, Austin: Concepts of Liberty in James Baldwin’s Work

University of Texas-Austin

Jefferson Center: “‘Freedom is Hard to Bear’: Concepts of Liberty in James Baldwin’s ‘Down at the Cross'”


On November 21, Nicholas Buccola, a JMC faculty partner and the Director of the Frederick Douglass Forum at Linfield College, will appear at the Thomas Jefferson Center for a Lunchtime Lecture. He will be speaking on James Baldwin’s concept of liberty in “Down at the Cross.”

Thursday, November 21, 2019 • 12:00 PM
Batts 5.108 • University of Texas, Austin

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Nick BuccolaNicholas Buccola is the Elizabeth & Morris Glicksman Chair in Political Science at Linfield College. His teaching and research interests are in political theory and public law. Professor Buccola is the founding director of the Frederick Douglass Forum on Law, Rights, and Justice, a partner program in JMC’s Pacific Northwest Initiative, and has written extensively on the political thought of Frederick Douglass. He is the author of The Fire is Upon Us (Princeton University Press, 2019), and has published essays on a wide variety of topics including the debate over same-sex marriage, Friedrich Nietzsche’s critique of socialism, and the political philosophies of Judith Shklar and Leo Strauss. He is a recipient of the Allen and Pat Kelley Faculty Scholar Award, and a two-time recipient of the Samuel Graf Faculty Achievement Award. Professor Buccola is also the book review editor for the JMC supported journal, American Political Thought.

Professor Buccola is a JMC faculty partner.

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