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Jacki Rand will discuss her current work, including a book manuscript on violence against women in the self-determination era and several projects on indigenizing the Midwest through publicly engaged scholarship.
"Survival and Surveillance: Archives in Indian Country" explores the idea that relentless surveillance was a large part of what defined the twentieth century reservation.
In this talk I will discuss the modern roots of Gros Ventre traditionalism as they appear in the Gone archive, first by reading his interviews with a range of informants (who are curiously arguing with each other much of the time), and second by situating this transitional historical period in a social context defined not politically/culturally so much as technologically.
Drawing from multi-sited ethnographic research on solidarity tours in Palestine, in this talk Jennifer Kelly shows how Palestinian solidarity tour guides reject performing subjection in an industry that treats the recitation of subjection as a prerequisite.
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.
The 2018 Unit for Criticism Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series presents a lecture by Helga Varden (philosophy) on "Sexual Violence."
Taking its cue from Trumpian political discourse, this paper studies one aspect of this dynamic: namely, the right-wing Israeli response to the videographic archive of Palestinian injury at Israeli state or settler hands.
Iyko Day makes the case for the importance of analyzing settler colonial racial capitalism from the standpoint of value, and how this differs from examining racial capitalism primarily as a system of labor exploitation.
Iyko Day will lead a workshop for faculty and graduate students on indigeneity, antiblackness, and settler colonial critique.
Enjoy and learn about the importance of the Native Grass Dance, as well as the Grass Dance regalia on loan and on exhibit in the Spurlock Museum. Trickster Art Gallery, the only Native-owned and operated art institution in the state of Illinois, and World Champion Native Pride Dancers, founded by Larry Yazzie, will present a cultural education program.
The 18th annual Women’s and Gender History Symposium at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign seeks graduate papers that foreground histories of women, gender, and/or sexuality, and seek to understand, explore, confront, or interpret various forms of crisis.
This paper examines the diasporic journey and legacy of Louise Little, a grassroots pan-African activist from the Caribbean island of Grenada who is best known today as the mother of Malcolm X.
Outstanding recent scholarship in Filipino American Studies have focused on the cultural performances of gender, race, social justice activism and empire. Christine Balance, Nerrisa Balce, Sarita See and Robyn Rodriguez will offer astute and relevant observations about American national contingencies and futures.
This talk argues that in order to comprehensively study the institutionalization of non-normative medicine in the U.S., one must do so through an analysis of gendered indigeneity.To do so, I examine representations of non-normative medicine at the National Institutes of Health.
He, She and 3 meet in a doctor's office. Over the next 17 years, their relationship unfolds at the movies, on the porch, and at the store through a whiplash of the senses. This absurd, Vaudeville play explores gender and lifelong bonds, takes us through disorienting time lapses, and asks, what is a successful life?
All graduate students, undergraduate students, staff, faculty, and community members are invited to attend Narratives of (Il)legibility in East Asia. Narratives of (Il)legibility in East Asia is the 5th Annual SEAS Graduate Student Symposium.
On Tuesday, June 19th at noon, the Asian American Cultural Center will host a summer Food for Thought, "Illinois Enactus: Social Entrepreneurship Talk," presented by Trisha Gupta.
Join the Asian American Cultural Center in meeting AACC Assistant Director finalists. Candidate #1: 2-3 pm, Tuesday, June 19, 2018 Candidate #2: 3-4 pm, Wednesday, June 20, 2018 Candidate #3: 2-3 pm, Thursday, June 21, 2018
On July 10, the Asian American Cultural Center will host a summertime Food for Thought lecture, "Indonesian Dance and Music," presented by Noerhayati Ika Putri.