Local academics read at Blue Jacket
- Published: November 14, 2014
Two local academics, Dr. Keith Doubt of Wittenberg University and Dr. Kevin McGruder of Antioch College, will be reading from their original work this Saturday, Nov. 15, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Blue Jacket Books, 30 S. Detroit Street, Xenia.
Doubt will read from “Through the Window: Kinship and Elopement in Bosnia-Herzegovina.” A longtime student of the Bosnian conflict, Doubt, a professor of sociology, has made 25 trips to the region, including a stint as a Fulbright Scholar, and published two books on the conflict.
However, in recent years, he wanted to shift his focus away from the horrors of the Bosnian conflict and toward the resiliency of the society. His reading will focus on that resiliency, through interviews he conducted with Bosnian women.
McGruder, an assistant professor of history, will read a letter from “Witness: 200 Years of African-American Faith and Practice at the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem.” McGruder was one of four contributing authors of the book, written in honor of the famous church’s bicentennial. He was a longtime resident of Harlem who is still a member of the Abyssinian Baptist Church.