Penn Alumni Reading Club

A faculty-led book club for Penn alumni

In the spirit of Ben Franklin, who in 1727 formed a club for those sharing his enthusiasm for learning and conversation, Penn Alumni Education invites you to join the Penn Alumni Reading Club. Twice a semester, a different Penn faculty member or alumnus/a affiliated with the Center for Africana Studies will select a book or article he/she has written and/or teaches and lead a discussion of the work. The event will run on-campus and online simultaneously, offering alumni across the globe the opportunity to pose questions, think critically, and engage intellectually with world-renowned faculty members and fellow Quakers.

Coming Soon...

The 3rd Alumni Reading Club book will be announced soon.

Check out pervious Reading Club discussions below.

 


        

Past Penn Alumni Reading Club Discussions

The Underground Railroad

Penn Professor Salamishah Tillet, an acclaimed scholar of twentieth and twenty-first century American literature and African-American and Ethnic American literature, discusses the book, The Underground Railroad by author Colson Whitehead.  Watch Now

 

Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-Create Race in the Twenty-first Century

Penn Professor Dorothy Roberts, an acclaimed scholar of race, gender, and the law for an interactive discusses of her book, Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-Create Race in the Twenty-first Century.  Watch Now