To mark the start of a new semester, Candler will hold its spring convocation service on Tuesday, January 16, at 11:05 a.m. in Cannon Chapel. Emory Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Dwight A. McBride will give the convocation address.

McBride came to Emory in July 2017 from Northwestern University, where he served as dean of the graduate school and associate provost for graduate education. He holds a BA in English and African American Studies from Princeton University and an MA and PhD in English from UCLA.

A leading scholar of race and literary studies, McBride has published award-winning books, essays, articles, and edited volumes that examine connections between race theory, black studies, and identity politics. He is co-founder and co-editor of the annual journal the James Baldwin Review.

Convocation will be available via livestreaming. Watch here.

Cannon Chapel is located on the campus of Emory University, at 515 S. Kilgo Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322.