American Indian Studies Program
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In this presentation, I take as a starting point the archive-based process of writing The Great Woman Singer: Gender and Voice in Puerto Rican Music. I address the specific concerns that arise when studying voice via archival work; analyzing women singers as musicians and thinkers; and writing about purportedly marginal locations.
Come hear from University of Illinois College of Law professor Francis Boyle as he speaks to the grave injustice that is the treatment of the Palestinian people both within the West Bank and Gaza, as well as within Israel proper. His areas of expertise include Constitutional Law, Human Rights, Jurisprudence, and U.S. Foreign Affairs. You wouldn’t want to miss this opportun
Presentation by Courtney Cottrell, 2017-2018 Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow in American Indian Studies
Meet Aijen Poo for an informal reception and discussion of her work organizing in the past two decades for domestic workers, women, immigrants, elders, and other targeted peoples. Ms. Poo is the executive director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA), co-director of Caring Across Generations, and author of The Age of Dignity.
Ai-jen Poo is an award-winning activist, thought leader, and social innovator, and a leading voice in domestic workers’ rights and family care advocacy. As co-founder of the Domestic Workers United (DWU), a city-wide, multiracial organization of domestic workers, she help lead the way to the passage of the nation’s first Domestic Workers Bill of Rights in 2010.
President Trump's election has drawn increased attention to the U.S.-Mexico border, but it has also resulted in changes on the northern U.S. border. The ‘Other’ Border is a response to the need to theorize this relationship and its historical and evolving dimensions.
A showcase of short films by six Latina women directors living on the U.S.-Mexico border region called Femme Frontera. The larger intellectual project of the filmmakers who are part of this collective is to spotlight stories, which challenge stereotypes and barriers in regards to gender, cultural identity and oppression.
This talk makes a case for a particular method of feminism - queer indigenous feminism - as a baseline politic for broader currents of non-institutional leftist politics that stands apart for socialist and anarchist tendencies.
In this talk, Prof. Metzl addresses how the automatic assumption that white shooters are isolated, deranged individuals conveys the subtle message that whiteness in general, and white masculinity specifically, is not connected to any larger cultures, networks or ideologies that might foment violence.
The New Budapeset Orpheum Society is an Ensemble-in-Residence in the Humanities Division at the University of Chicago. This group will present an extensive program representing the experience of many places, including songs about life and love in Cracow, Yiddish songs between Eastern and Western Europe, and more.