Dean Jarrett’s selections for Black History Month, plus University events for learning and discovery

Written by
Jamie Saxon, Office of Communications
Feb. 13, 2024

In his biography “Paul Laurence Dunbar: The Life and Times of a Caged Bird,” selected as one of The New Yorker’s best books of 2022, Dean of the Faculty Gene Jarrett illuminates the complexities of Dunbar’s rise to prominence in the Gilded Age.

Jarrett, the William S. Tod Professor of English and a 1997 Princeton graduate, has also taught about Dunbar in the classroom for two decades and published book articles and chapters on the popular and accomplished writer