Podcast: When Does Victimization Count?

Rebecca Wanzo, PhDassociate professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and as associate director of the Center for the Humanities

As the St. Louis community continues to grapple with the recent events in Ferguson, Missouri, Wanzo pauses to reflect on Michael Brown and the role of victimization in American culture and politics.

Wanzo’s book The Suffering Will Not be Televised: African American Women and Sentimental Political Storytelling addresses questions about how and why stories of suffering are either publicized or obscured.

She recently moderated the panel Race, Place, and Violence: A University Wide Discussion about Michael Brown.

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