NCCU’s Department of History Lecture to Feature Howard University Professor, March. 20

Posted March 03, 2020, 12:30PM
Thomas A Foster, Ph.D.

North Carolina Central University’s (NCCU) Department of History will host a lecture featuring Thomas A. Foster, Ph.D., professor of history and associate dean for faculty affairs in the College of Arts and Sciences at Howard University. He will discuss his new book, “Rethinking Rufus: Sexual Violations of Enslaved Men.”

Foster’s research interests focus on gender, sexuality, women’s history, public history, memory and slavery among others. 

Prior to joining to Howard University, Foster was a member of the faculty at DePaul University, Rice University and the University of Miami. Foster’s accomplishments include several literary works and novels, including “Sex and the Founding Fathers: The American Quest for a Relatable Past” and “Sex and the Eighteenth-Century Man: Massachusetts and the History of Sexuality in America.” 

Foster received a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Cornell University and a master’s degree in history from North Carolina State University. He also earned a doctorate in history from Johns Hopkins University.



Friday, March 20, 2020



North Carolina Central University

Hubbard-Totten Building Auditorium 

1801 Fayetteville Street

Durham, NC 27707


For questions and additional information, please contact Jerry Gershenhorn, Ph.D., at 919-530-7932 or

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