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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.
A lecture by Esra Özyürek (Contemporary Turkish Studies, The London School of Economics and Political Science) — "Generation Allah: Democratizing Muslim Men and Holocaust Memory in Germany"
This event aims to provide resources on campus, getting to know the various Asian and Asian American student organizations on campus, and provides the opportunity to connect with other Asian international and Asian American students.
Join AAS faculty, staff, and students as we celebrate the beginning of a new academic year! Food, fun, and prizes will be available.
Sai came in to Champaign-Urbana as a Masters student in Fall 2015 and he is a PhD student now. Come enjoy his talk filled with humor and valuable information: his adjustment to campus environment during his first year, involvement with campus life as the President of Indian Graduate Students Association, and some major differences in student life in India and the U.S.
American Indian Studies and Native American House are co-hosting an open house event for students and faculty. Be sure to stop by!
The Department of Asian American Studies will be screening the livestream of former President Barack Obama’s address at Foellinger Auditorium this Friday in our conference room. Bring your friends and watch this exciting event unfold LIVE on our big screen!
Each Tuesday from 12:00 - 1:00 pm, the Asian American Cultural Center hosts a Food for Thought lecture, part of the OIIR's Lunch on Us series. Food for Thought is a weekly noontime discussion focused on topics relevant to the Asian and Asian American community. Lunch is provided!
Join LLS in celebrating the new academic year! Food and refreshments will be provided.
Join the Department of Latina/Latino Studies for a conversation with Erica Gressman, a Miami-born, mixed Latinx queer artist working in Chicago who fuses sound art with performance. Find out more about them and their work here: https://www.ericagressman.com/
A lecture by Esra Özyürek (Contemporary Turkish Studies, The London School of Economics and Political Science).
At 4:00 pm on September 27, 2018, the Department of Asian American Studies will host the 11th Annual Balgopal Lecture on Human Rights and Asian Americans. The Balgopal Lecture is sponsored by a generous grant from Drs. Pallassana and Shyamala Balgopal and aims to bolster the community of scholarship at Illinois by bringing exceptional speakers to campus each fall.
Ninth Letter, the University of Illinois' award winning literary journal, is proud to present a reading of poetry and prose by three outstanding writers: Jensen Beach, Rochelle Hurt, and Paige Lewis
Are you freaking out about climate change? Then come hear why public writer, artist, and historian Jenny Price believes that "save the planet!" has always been a lousy environmentalist mantra. Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
This conference tackles questions of scale, visuality, application, representation, textuality, materiality, aesthetics, preservation, epistemology and experimentation at the intersection of big data and research and thinking in the arts and humanities.
"Moving Pictures: Visual Culture/Visual Activism in Health Humanities." This talk explores visual culture and visual activism in the context of three health and human rights movements of the 20th century—breast cancer, AIDS, and disability rights—which foreground the critical practice and political strategy of producing visibility and deploying testimony.
You've probably heard the word "Palestine" a lot lately, but are you familiar with the underlying issues? Asian American Studies faculty member Dr. Lila Sharif will be participating in a Palestine 101 event tonight at 6:00 pm in 213 Gregory Hall. This event has been organized by Students for Justice in Palestine.
Dr. Bobby J. Smith II examines an often-overlooked moment when activists in the Mississippi Delta extended the movement’s agenda to address the relationship between race, food, agriculture and power.
Jackson’s talk is focused on the excision and unthinkability of Indigenous labour in the Caribbean. Jackson works at the limits of postcolonial theory to re-contextualize 1492 as possibility and articulation rather than as impasse or aporia for thinking together, in particular, black-native labour and resistance.
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.
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.
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)
“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.