Elizabeth Stordeur Pryor, Ph.D, is an associate professor of history at Smith College and the author of an award-winning article, “The Etymology of [N-Word] Resistance, Language and the Politics of Freedom in the Antebellum North” and 2016’s monograph Colored Travelers Mobility and the Fight for Citizenship before the CiviI War. Her new project is an historical and pedagogical study of the n-word framed by her experience as a biracial woman in the United States. Dr. Pryor is an award-winning teacher with 10 years experience teaching the n-word; she is Smith College’s Faculty Teaching Mentor; and she conducts faculty workshops on navigating the n-word and other racist language in the classroom. Her 2020 TED talk on the n-word has over 1.9 million views


Wednesday, February 10, 2021 fat 12:10 pm PST


The event will take place via Zoom. The specific Zoom link and instructions will be provided closer to the event date to all registrants.


  • UCLA School of Law Office of the Dean
  • UCLA School of Law Critical Race Studies Program
  • UCLA School of Law Black Law Students Association


Please RSVP at the following link: https://ucla.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7id1RVd6Quuy3UTQsKJs8A