Black Panther in Context | A Panel Discussion
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 4:00pm



June 5th
SMSU 333

A panel discussion
of the original comics and film
placing Marvel Comics media in
historical and contemporary context


Lisa Grady-Willis

Lisa Grady-Willis is Portland State University’s Director of Diversity Education and Learning. Grady-Willis has developed and facilitated workshops ranging from “Affirming Cultural Identity” and “Exploring Race, Power & Privilege” to “Rethinking Diversity, Equity & Inclusion” and “Combatting Implicit Bias within the Search Process.”  Her background includes work in Arts for Social Change and Black Theatre.





Dr. Winston Grady-Willis

Dr. Winston Grady-Willis is a professor of Black Studies and Director of the newly formed School of Gender, Race and Nation. The principal focus of his research has been the contemporary Black freedom struggle, including nonviolent direct action, the Black Power movement and the reemergence of Black feminism.






Dr. Jennifer Tappan

Dr. Jennifer Tappan is a historian of Sub-Saharan Africa. Her research focuses on the history of medicine and health in Africa. She received her PhD from Columbia University in 2010 and is now Associate Professor of African History at Portland State University. She teaches courses on African history and the history of medicine and global health.