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Durham County Library Hosts Author Sarah Sharma

Program: Meet the Author: Sarah Sharma
Date: Monday, May 12
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.
Cost: Free and open to the public

About: Durham County Library will host Dr. Sarah Sharma for a reading from her book, In the Meantime: Temporality and Cultural Politics, at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 12, at the Main Library, 300. N. Roxboro St.

In the Meantime focuses on how we, as a society, view time, especially the assertion that “the world is getting faster.” Sharma researched and interviewed people whose jobs or hobbies involve a persistent link to time: taxi drivers, frequent-flyer business travelers, corporate yoga instructors and devotees of the slow-food and slow-living movements. Focusing on how people’s relationships to labor meld their experience of time, she argues that both “speedy and slothful” are necessary to support our contemporary capitalistic society.

Sharma is Associate Professor of Media and Cultural Studies in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. She earned her Ph.D. in Communication and Culture from York University, and has published numerous articles on media and culture. In the Meantime is Sharma’s first published book. Her next research project will be on “the cultural politics of misfortune within algorithmic culture.”

This program is sponsored by Durham Library Foundation. For more information, contact Joanne Abel at 919-560-0268 or visit

Durham County Library encourages Discovery, connects the Community and leads in Literacy. As a department of Durham County Government, the library furthers Goal 1 of the county’s Strategic Plan by enhancing cultural, educational and creative opportunities. For more information about the library, visit

Contact: Gina Rozier
919-560-0151 or


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