American Indian Studies Program
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
This information session is dedicated to helping interested applicants learn more about this three-year faculty development initiative. Attendees will discover how the program and application process works; hear the experiences of current fellows; and have an opportunity to ask questions.
This talk by LLS postdoctoral research fellow Yuridia Ramírez explores how cheranenses have fashioned indigeneity in the diaspora by linking the 2011 uprising in Cherán to the representation of a saint day festival in North Carolina.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Monday, October 29, 2018
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
As sung by Judy Garland in the MGM film Meet Me in St Louis (1944), “The Trolley Song” is one of the world’s best-loved production numbers, yet close reading and documentary study are still surprisingly rare where numbers in Hollywood musicals are concerned, and this one is no exception to that general state of affairs.
Tianna S. Paschel is an assistant professor in the Departments of African American Studies and Sociology, University of California–Berkeley. Co-sponsored by the Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies.
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
From early drone experiments in the Pacific during World War II to the apparatus of FOIA, this panel tracks the racial and imperial logics of different forms of state surveillance during the so-called American century and its aftermath. Katherine Fehr Chandler (Culture and Politics, Georgetown University) and Anjali Nath (American Studies, University of California, Davis)
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Thursday, November 15, 2018
“What We Can Learn from Pink Dolphins: Key Tensions, Challenges, and Opportunities in the Environmental Humanities.” Joni Adamson (English and Environmental Humanities, Arizona State University). Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Monday, November 26, 2018
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
A screening of MISSISSIPPI MASALA (dir. Mira Nair, 1991) with discussion led by Rini Bhattacharya Mehta (Comparative and World Literature/Religion) to follow. Free and open to the public.
Thursday, February 28, 2019
A lecture by Benjamin H. Johnson, Associate Professor of History, and Institute of Environmental Sustainability Faculty, Loyola University Chicago. Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Friday, March 8, 2019
Thursday, March 28, 2019
Stephanie LeMenager, Moore Endowed Professor, Department of English, University of Oregon. Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Claudia Rankine is the author of five collections of poetry, including Citizen: An American Lyric and Don't Let Me Be Lonely; and the editor of several anthologies including The Racial Imaginary: Writers on Race in the Life of the Mind. Rankine is a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and teaches at Yale University as the Frederick Iseman Professor of Poetry.