Questions of identity surrounded Michael Jackson in life and death. A Sept. 21 panel discussion at Vanderbilt University focused on larger issues of identity and diversity through the lens of the late pop star’s life and career.
The discussion, “Conflicted Identities: Michael Jackson and the Problem of Diversity in America,” included the following panelists:
Chase Lesane-Brown, Vanderbilt research professor in psychology and human development
Paul Lim, Vanderbilt assistant professor of the history of Christianity and assistant professor of religious studies
Ifeoma Nwankwo, Vanderbilt associate professor of English
Tiffany Patterson, Vanderbilt associate professor of African American and Diaspora studies
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