Texts in the City: Dreams from My Father

Texts in the City: Dreams from My Father

In the fourth instalment of Texts in the City, Jenny Niven speaks to American Studies academic Glenn Moore about Barack Obama’s 1995 book Dreams from My Father.

They discuss themes of race, identity and social class in the book, interpreting Obama’s vision of the American dream and exploring how the US President does and doesn’t fit the category of ‘African American’.


Portrait of Glenn Moore

Glenn Moore

Glenn Moore is an academic at La Trobe University and the University of Melbourne with a research emphasis on American labour and the American labour movement.

Portrait of Jenny Niven

Jenny Niven

Jenny Niven was the Wheeler Centre’s Associate Director. She is currently Portfolio Manager for Literature, Publishing and Languages at Creative Scotland.

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