Lecture: Mario Chandler, PhD, “Transatlantic Trickster: The West African Origins of African American Folk Stories”
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This lecture is presented as part of the exhibition “Stories Without an End: Power, Beauty and Wisdom of Women in African Art of the Mehta Collection” on view through April 21, 2019.
Dr. Mario Chandler, Professor of Spanish at OU, has interests in Medieval and Golden-age Spanish literature with particular emphasis on trans-Atlantic approaches. He has researched the literature, film, and cultures related to Afro-Hispanic and Afro-Latino populations, including Spanish-speaking communities in Africa. In 2016 his text Gazing the Black Star: An African American Contemplates Ghana was published by Hetura Books. Dr. Chandler earned his bachelor’s degree at Iowa State University and his M.A. and Ph.D. at The University of Georgia.