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David Wall Rice on Public Narratives, Personal Selves and the Politics of Visibility

Venue: Black Community Services Center, Stanford main campus

Hosts: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Xi Beta Chapter. Cosponsored by the Center for African Studies, the Stanford Speakers Bureau, Stanford NAACP, and the Stanford Black Student Union.

Speaker: David Wall Rice is Department Chair and Associate Professor of Psychology at Morehouse College. He is also Principal Investigator of the Identity Orchestration Research Lab (IORL), which explores expressions of identity balance through engagement, the exploration of varied contexts and personal narratives -- it is a strengths-based lab that works to understand and to elicit behavioral bests. Dr Rice is also founding Co-Director of Morehouse College’s Cinema, Television, and Emerging Media Studies (CTEMS) Program. He graduated from Morehouse with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and earned a Doctorate in Personality Psychology from Howard University. With a Masters degree in Journalism from Columbia University, he frequently applies his research to cultural criticism.