Peoria Native's First Book Analyzes Black Female Iconography

May 19, 2017

A Peoria writer is coming home this weekend to discuss her first book that centers on black female representation in the US.

Terrion L Williamson
Credit University of Minnesota

Terrion Williamson, a South Side native and graduate of Manual Academy, wrote the cultural critique “Scandalize My Name: Black Feminist Practice and the Making of Black Social Life.” The book analyzes pop culture, literature -- and it even includes narratives about growing up in Peoria. 

Williamson received her PhD in American Studies at the University of Southern California. She’s currently an assistant professor in African American Studies at the University of Minnesota.

Williamson’s book discussion is Sunday at 3 pm at the Peoria Public Library Lincoln Branch. The event is free and books will be available for sale and signing.