Derek Alderman News

Professor Uses Plantations to Examine Race in America

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As the nation pauses to recognize civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. next Monday, a UT professor is reflecting on the country’s racial history in a different way—by examining plantations.

The Politics of Place-Naming

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Geography Department Head Derek Alderman published an article in Social Education which constructed a lesson for helping teachers and students

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Pregame Showcase Kicks Off Twenty-fourth Season with Wide-Ranging Topics

It’s football time in Tennessee—and that means it’s also time for the College of Arts and Sciences Pregame Showcase. Now in its twenty-fourth season, the Pregame Showcase gives fans the chance to hear from esteemed faculty prior to each gridiron matchup. This year’s first showcase will be held at 4:00 p.m. this Saturday. Derek Alderman, professor and head of the geography department, will discuss “What’s In a Name? The ‘Place Politics’ of Streets Named for Martin Luther King Jr.”

WMRA: A Street for MLK?

Derek Alderman, head of the Department of Geography, was interviewed by WMRA in Harrisonburg, Virginia about the politics of naming

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