David Ikard

Diversity Speaker, Professor of African American and Diaspora Studies at Vanderbilt University

David Ikard is top diversity speaker, author, and professor of African American and Diaspora Studies at Vanderbilt University. He has served as chair of Africana Studies at the University of Miami and the chair of African American and Diaspora Studies at Vanderbilt.

  • David Ikard`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects David Ikard`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Tennessee, USA

  • David Ikard`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects David Ikard`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Tennessee, USA

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About Keynote Speaker David Ikard

David Ikard is professor of African American and Diaspora Studies at Vanderbilt University. He has served as chair of Africana Studies at the University of Miami and the chair of African American and Diaspora Studies at Vanderbilt. He is the author of four books, including Breaking The Silence: Toward a Black Male Feminist Criticism, Nation of Cowards: Black Activism in Barack Obama’s Post-Racial America (co-authored with Martell Teasley), Blinded by the Whites: Why Race Still Matters in the 21st Century and Lovable Racists, Magical Negroes, and White Messiahs (2017). In 2013 Nation of Cowards received the Best Scholarly Book Award from the DIOP organization. His essays have appeared in African American Review, MELUS, Palimpsest, African and Black Diaspora Journal, The Journal of Black Studies, and Obsidian III. In 2015 he received the William R. Jones Outstanding Mentor Award from the Florida Education Fund and the McKnight Fellows for his dedication and commitment to mentoring graduate students. He is also a Ford Fellow and a faculty mentor for the Woodrow Wilson Career Enhancement Fellowship.

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