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Katrina: A History, 1915–2015: Humanities Book of the Year Awardee Andy Horowitz in Conversation with Jarvis DeBerry
Join the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and Jarvis DeBerry for a Bright Lights Online conversation with historian Andy Horowitz, whose book Katrina, A History: 1915–2015 is the 2021 Humanities Book of the Year. In this in-depth look at one of America’s most destructive disasters, Horowitz finds the seeds of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath nurtured over the course of the preceding century.

Jul 9, 2021 11:00 AM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Andy Horowitz
Professor of History @Tulane University
Andy Horowitz is an assistant professor of history and the Paul and Debra Gibbons Professor in the School of Liberal Arts at Tulane University. A modern American historian, his research focuses on disasters and the questions they give rise to about race, class, community, trauma, inequality, the welfare state, extractive industry, metropolitan development, and environmental change. His book Katrina, a History, 1915–2015, published by Harvard University Press in 2020, is the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities’ 2021 Humanities Book of the Year and won a 2021 Bancroft Prize in American History and Diplomacy. Headshot by Sidney Horowitz.
Jarvis DeBerry
Editor @Louisiana Illuminator
Jarvis DeBerry, editor of the Louisiana Illuminator, spent twenty-two years at the Times-Picayune, and later NOLA.com, as a crime and courts reporter, an editorial writer, columnist, and deputy opinions editor. He was on the team of Times-Picayune journalists awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service after their coverage of Hurricane Katrina. DeBerry has won awards from the Louisiana Bar Association, the New Orleans Press Club, the Louisiana/Mississippi Associated Press, and the National Association of Black Journalists for his columns. A collection of DeBerry’s Times-Picayune columns, I Feel to Believe, was published by the University of New Orleans Press in September 2020. Headshot by Frankie Prijatel.