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Well Read: David Zucchino in conversation with William Sturkey
August 11, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Join Elaine L. Westbrooks, vice provost and university librarian, in conversation with Pulitzer Prize winner, David Zucchino and UNC associate professor of history, William Sturkey. This second installment of Well Read will cover David’s time as a contributing foreign correspondent for The New York Times, the wars and civil conflicts he’s covered in more than three dozen countries and his numerous books.
David Zucchino is a contributing foreign correspondent for The New York Times, reporting from Kabul, Afghanistan. He was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for reporting from apartheid-era South Africa and is a four-time Pulitzer Prize finalist for reporting from Lebanon, Iraq, southern Africa and Philadelphia. He has covered wars and civil conflicts in more than three dozen countries. He is the author of “Wilmington’s Lie – The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy,” “Thunder Run – The Armored Strike to Capture Baghdad” and “Myth of the Welfare Queen – A Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist’s Portrait of Women on the Line.”
William Sturkey is associate professor of history at UNC-Chapel Hill and author of “Hattiesburg: An American City in Black and White.” He works with graduate students in all fields of modern American history. He is currently advising the talented Jennifer Standish and Laura Woods. Sturkey also serves on the Faculty Advisory Board of Carolina’s Center for the Study of the American South and Carolina Public Humanities. He also serves as an elected representative on the UNC-Chapel Hill Faculty Athletics Committee. During the 2017-2018 academic year, he was named one of two faculty recipients of the university-wide Diversity and Inclusion Award for “significant contribution, time and effort of Carolina community members towards advancing an inclusive climate for excellence in teaching, research, public service and academic endeavor.” Sturkey is also an engaged public scholar who regularly gives public lectures, appears in local and national media, and works with K-12 teachers.