Cord Whitaker

Author & Scholar at Wellesley College

Writings

From A Globalist…

"I am indeed a globalist. I have long held that differences in customs, beliefs, practices, and economic prosperity should be celebrated and shared—across national borders. But I am increasingly convinced that this only works when everyone in a community is on board."...

Veering with Game of Thrones

"Like the plot of Game of Thrones, memory resists standing still. And Game of Thrones is all about memory. The eighteenth and nineteenth centuries based major cultural, political, and scientific strides on the memory of an imagined, idyllic Middle Ages. One that...

Race and Racism: The Man of Law’s Tale

"The Man of Law’s Tale might seem an unlikely specimen for examining the development of race in the Middle Ages: it does not explicitly feature skin color difference among its characters. But skin color is merely one element in medieval race." The Open Access...

Blogs

What is Racial Difference?

What is Racial Difference?, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, is a blog where Dr. Whitaker, colleagues, and students explore how history, culture, and biological differences create what we know as “race.”
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In the Middle

Dr. Whitaker blogs with the In the Medieval Middle team.
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The Spoke

Dr. Whitaker is editor in chief of the official blog of the Albright Institute at Wellesley College.
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Press

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So many good books by @Wellesley authors on sale right now! 40% off with code ASALH40-FM through @PennPress Virtual Exhibit for Assn for the Study of AfAm Life & History. https://t.co/KCcCWT8FUA Includes my own Black Metaphors...

So many good books by @Wellesley authors on sale right now! 40% off with code ASALH40-FM through @PennPress Virtual Exhibit for Assn for the Study of AfAm Life & History. https://t.co/KCcCWT8FUA Includes my own Black Metaphors...

In this time of plague, why not join me and other lifelong learners for The Middle Ages Now, Looking for the European Middle Ages in Modern Life? This @92Y online course starts tomorrow!. #medievaltwitter
Oct 15, 2020 - Nov 5 | 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm ET
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In this time of plague, why not join me and other lifelong learners for The Middle Ages Now, Looking for the European Middle Ages in Modern Life? This @92Y online course starts tomorrow!. #medievaltwitter
Oct 15, 2020 - Nov 5 | 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm ET
https://t.co/BQ6MjroyAV
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