Nine Johns Hopkins faculty authors to be featured on C-SPAN2's 'Book TV'

Nine Johns Hopkins University faculty authors will be featured on C-SPAN2's Book TV over the next several weekends, beginning with appearances by Lester Spence, an associate professor in the Department of Political Science, and Karen Masterson, a lecturer in the Writing Seminars and Advanced Academic Programs, this weekend.

Spence, an expert on race and politics, will discuss his 2011 book Stare in the Darkness: The Limits of Hip-hop and Black Politics (University of Minnesota Press) on Sunday at 1 p.m. EST and 10 p.m. PST. Masterson will discuss her first book, The Malaria Project: The U.S. Government's Secret Mission to Find a Miracle Cure (Penguin Books, 2014), on Sunday at 1:25 p.m. EST and 10:25 p.m. PST.

Book TV, which debuted in 1998, is a 48-hour block of C-SPAN2 weekend programming that focuses on nonfiction books and authors, featuring interviews with authors as well as live coverage of book events from around the country. Producers from the show visited JHU's Homewood campus in early December to tape interviews with faculty authors.

Other upcoming appearances by JHU-affiliated authors include:

All the interviews will be available via C-SPAN's online video library after they air.