Hi Reddit, I’m Fabio Rojas, Professor of Sociology at Indiana University and author of the book “From Black Power to Black Studies: How a Radical Social Movement Became an Academic Discipline” AMA!
Hello everyone! I’m Fabio Rojas, Sociologist and Professor at Indiana University Bloomington.
I’m the author of “From Black Power to Black Studies: How a Radical Social Movement Became an Academic Discipline” (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007).
In honor of Black History Month, I thought it would be fun to visit Reddit for a conversation on this topic, on the history of the civil rights movement more broadly, and how these play into the social change we are seeing today.
Ask me anything!
EDIT: I’m going to wrap up the AMA for now. Thanks to everyone who participated—the questions were great! I may check back a bit later today and answer a few more questions if any new ones have trickled in. And thanks to Learn Liberty as well for arranging the AMA. If you’re interested in learning more about my work relating to the civil rights movement, I would invite you to check out the episode of Learn Liberty Live that I recently did with them. You can see their other videos at /r/learnliberty.