Lindon Barrett (1961-2008)
"The English faculty are devastated by the death of Lindon Barrett. Lindon joined the department just last year, but many of us had known him for years. He embraced his new position at Riverside , bringing a personal warmth and passion to the department and his field of African American studies. A brilliant scholar, Lindon was just finishing a major book on slavery's central role in the evolution of Western modernity. Lindon offered so much, personally and professionally to the department, the campus, and the scholarly field of African American studies. He will be missed by friends and colleagues across campus and across the country."
-- Katherine Kinney, Chair