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In Conversation: Tony Phillips, Mark Anthony Neal, and John Gartrell

Please join the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute for a conversation between Tony Phillips, Mark Anthony Neal and John Gartrell.

More info to come!

Mark Anthony Neal is James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of African & African American Studies, Professor of English, and Professor of Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies.

John Gartrell is the Director of the John Hope Franklin Research Center for African and African American History & Culture

Guest bio:

Tony Phillips, Consultant, Editor, Executive Producer

An experienced radio and podcasting creator, Tony's career has taken him from producing, reporting and Commissioning Editor at BBC World Service and BBC Radio 4 (creating The Listening Project), to Vice President at WNYC Studios, New York and to Broccoli Content/Sony Music in the UK. At WNYC he created and developed A Piece of Work with Abbi Jacobson, made in partnership with MoMA, was the Executive Producer on Freakonomics Radio with Stephen Dubner and managed editorial partnerships. Most recently, Tony wrote and reported an Archive on 4 for BBC Radio 4 on the tragic life of David Oluwale, a Nigerian migrant to Britain in the 1960s. Tony is executive producer with independent TV company Northern Town Productions, and part of the award-winning team who produced the Liverpool-based Statues Redressed documentary film for Sky Arts questioning the presence, place and power of public statues. In 2022 Tony completed his PhD at the University of East Anglia writing about audio, storytelling and the African diaspora.