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Harissios Papamarkou Chair in Education

About the Chair

The Papamarkou Chair supported research and activities related to the Library’s role in education, especially at the intersection of education with technology and new media. This chair was discontinued in 2018.

4th and Final Chair

Tahir Hemphill

Tahir Hemphill's practice investigates the role systems play in the generation of form and the role collaborative knowledge production plays in the resilience of communities. Over the past 20 years, as an artist who works with technology, Hemphill's creative research has been fueled by the tension between his reverence for traditional models of scientific inquiry and the wisdom of uncertainty contained in the lived experience. This year, Hemphill holds the Harissios Papamarkou Chair in Education at the Kluge Center at the Library of Congress. As a scholar-in-residence, he is working on his project titled, "Representing Blackness: Media, Technology and Power."

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