Book Matters: Victor Ray at Prairie Lights

Tuesday, November 29, 2022, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Prairie Lights Books
15 South Dubuque Street, Iowa City, IA 52240

Join us for a reading and reception in celebration of Victor Ray’s new book, On Critical Race Theory.

Tuesday, Nov. 29
7 – 8:30 p.m.
Prairie Lights, 15 S. Dubuque St., Iowa City

Ray is the F. Wendell Miller Associate Professor in the UI Departments of Sociology and Criminology and African American Studies. In addition to this research, Victor is also an active public scholar, publishing commentary in outlets such as The Washington Post, Newsweek, and Boston Review.

In succinct, thoughtful essays, Ray presents, analyzes, and breaks down the scholarship and concepts that constitute this often misconstrued term. He explores how the conversation on critical race theory has expanded into the contemporary popular conscience, showing why critical race theory matters and why we should all care.

“A clear-eyed, expert field guide.”—Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom, author of Thick

After the reading, Ray will be joined by Lina-Maria Murillo, assistant professor in the UI Departments of Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies, History, and Latina/o/x Studies, for a conversation and Q&A with the audience.

This event is co-sponsored by Prairie Lights. Appetizers and wine will be available.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Leslie Revaux in advance at 319-335-2131 or