Monday, March 14, 2022

Virtual Author Talk: ReVisioning History Author Panel

On Tuesday, March 29, authors Catherine Ceniza Choy, Kali Nicole Gross, and Kyle T. Mays from the ReVisioning History series will discuss the importance of highlighting histories from marginalized perspectives. This series, from Boston-based Beacon Press, consists of accessibly written books by notable scholars that reconstruct and reinterpret US history from diverse perspectives. Series Editor and Publisher Gayatri Patnaik will moderate this online program, which is presented in partnership with the Boston Public Library and is free and open to everyone.

Photo by Kirsten Lara Getchell

Catherine Ceniza Choy is professor of ethnic studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Before that, she was an assistant professor of American studies at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. In addition to Asian American Histories of the United States, she is the author of the books Empire of Care: Nursing and Migration in Filipino American History and Global Families: A History of Asian International Adoption in America, and she is the co-editor of the anthology Gendering the Trans-Pacific World. An engaged public scholar, she has been interviewed in many media outlets, including ABC 2020, The Atlantic, CNN, the Los Angeles Times, NBC News, the New York Times, ProPublica, the San Francisco Chronicle, Time, and Vox. Connect with her on Twitter @CCenizaChoy.

Kali Nicole Gross is the Martin Luther King Jr. Professor of History at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, and co-author of A Black Women’s History of the United States. Her previous books include Hannah Mary Tabbs and the Disembodied Torso: A Tale of Race, Sex, and Violence in America, winner of the 2017 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award in nonfiction. Learn more at or connect with her on Twitter @KaliGrossPhD.

Photo by Daniella Hagopian

Kyle T. Mays is an Afro-Indigenous (Saginaw Chippewa) writer and scholar of US history, urban studies, race relations, and contemporary popular culture. He is an Assistant Professor of African American Studies, American Indian Studies, and History at the University of California, Los Angeles. In addition to An Afro-Indigenous History of the United States, he is the author of Hip Hop Beats, Indigenous Rhymes: Modernity and Hip Hop in Indigenous North America.

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Author Talks Committee
State Library of Massachusetts