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Scott Henkel & The Millennial Falcon

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"Let me just talk frankly. I hate the millennial stereotype. Uh, I hate when adults talk about kids these days, as if, you know, they don't care about things, as if they're not up for a challenge. Listen. Kids these days are doing wonderful things, and they are doing them in an atmosphere that is, frankly, far harder than it was for my generation and the generation before me." Scott Henkel

Dr. Scott Henkel is the director of the Wyoming Institute for Humanities Research, an associate professor in the departments of English and African-American Diaspora Studies at the University of Wyoming. Scott joined the faculty of the University of Wyoming in 2015. His research and teaching interests also include the literatures of the Americas in the long 19th century; transnational American studies; the literature of labor and slavery; critical theory; democratic political movements; free speech and censorship; and complex systems. With an impressive scholarly resume as well, he has received degrees from three universities, and has received the 2018 C. L. R. James Award for his published work, Direct Democracy: Collective Power, the Swarm, and the Literatures of the Americas. Welcome, Scott!

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