American Indian Studies Program


Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Monday, October 29, 2018

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

    • 6:30 pm
    • Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum, 600 S Gregory St, Urbana

    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.

    • 7:30 pm
    • IPRH Lecture Hall, Levis Faculty Center, Fourth Floor (919 West Illinois Street, Urbana)

    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

    • 7:30 pm
    • Third Floor Lecture Hall, Levis Faculty Center (919 West Illinois Street, Urbana)

    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

    • 4:00 pm
    • IPRH Lecture Hall, Levis Faculty Center, Fourth Floor (919 West Illinois Street, Urbana, IL) 

    “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

    • 7:00 pm
    • The Art Theatre (126 W Church St, Champaign)

    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

    • 4:00 pm
    • IPRH Lecture Hall, Levis Faculty Center, Fourth Floor (919 West Illinois Street, Urbana) 

    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

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

    • 7:30 pm
    • Alice Campbell Alumni Center (601 S Lincoln Ave, Urbana)

    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.