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Our Caribbean Kin: Race and Nation in the Neoliberal Antilles—a new book by Alaí Reyes-Santos

Reyes-Santos_bookcoverThe research for this new book by Alaí Reyes-Santos, assistant professor, Department of Ethnic Studies, was supported in part by a CSWS Faculty Research Grant.

Our Caribbean Kin: Race and Nation in the Neoliberal Antilles, by Alaí Reyes-Santos
(Rutgers University Press, November 2014) 232 pages

Publisher’s synopsis

“Beset by the forces of European colonialism, US imperialism, and neoliberalism, the people of the Antilles have had good reasons to band together politically and economically, yet not all Dominicans, Haitians, and Puerto Ricans have heeded the calls for collective action. So what has determined whether Antillean solidarity movements fail or succeed? In this comprehensive new study, Alaì Reyes-Santos argues that the crucial factor has been the extent to which Dominicans, Haitians, and Puerto Ricans imagine each other as kin. continue reading….

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“The Longest Unwritten Chapter”: Interrelated Histories of African and Native America

November 21, 2014
1:00 pmto2:00 pm

save-the-date2-Tiya-MilesKnight Library
Browsing Room
1501 Kincaid St.

Department of Ethnic Studies presents

Peggy Pascoe Memorial Lecture

Professor Tiya Miles—“The Longest Unwritten Chapter”: Interrelated Histories of African and Native America

Professor Tiya Miles is the Elsa Barkley Brown Collegiate Professor of African American Women’s History in the Department of American Cultures at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Her research and creative interests include
African American and Native American interrelated and comparative histories. continue reading….

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CSWS Announces 2014-15 Le Guin Feminist Science Fiction Fellows

Professor Jennifer Rea

Professor Jennifer Rea

November 13, 2014—A classics professor and a PhD candidate in English, both from southeastern U.S. universities, have been named as recipients of the second annual Le Guin Feminist Science Fiction Fellowship. Professor Jennifer Rea is an associate professor of classics at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Andrew Ferguson is a PhD candidate in English at the University of Virginia.

The fellowship is named for literary superstar Ursula K. Le Guin, whose appearance as keynote author at the Center for the Study of Women in Society’s 40th Anniversary Celebration in November 2013 inspired its development. continue reading….

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“¡Santa!: Afro-Diasporic Ways of Being and Knowing,” with Ana-Maurine Lara

November 21, 2014
4:00 pmto5:30 pm
Ana-Maurine Lara

Ana-Maurine Lara

204 Condon Hall
1321 Kincaid St.
UO campus

CLLAS Visiting Scholar Ana-Maurine Lara to deliver lecture about her research

Ana-Maurine Lara is the first ever Visiting Scholar with the UO Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies. She recently completed her PhD in African American Studies and Anthropology at Yale University. Her first academic book (in-progress) is titled Bodies and Souls: Sexual Terror in God’s New World, and is based on her graduate research, which focused on LGBT political activism and the Catholic state in the Dominican Republic.

She is an award-winning novelist and poet. Her novels include Erzulie’s Skirt (RedBone Press 2006) and When the Sun Once Again Sang to the People (KRK Ediciones 2011); her short stories and poems have been featured in numerous anthologies and literary magazines. Her published scholarship engages topics on Afro-Latin@ and Afro-Diasporic queer identities and aesthetics.

sponsored by the Department of Anthropology

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Native Studies Research Colloquium — Lynn Stephen

December 1, 2014
12:00 pmto1:30 pm
Professor Lynn Stephen (photo by Michael McDermott)

Professor Lynn Stephen (photo by Michael McDermott)

 

 

Many Nations Longhouse
1630 Columbia St.
UO campus
Free & open to the public
(Bring Your Own Lunch)

“Transborder Gendered Violence and Resistance: Indigenous Women Migrants Seeking U.S. Asylum”

a talk by Dr. Lynn Stephen, Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences, Department of Anthropology, and Director of the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS) at the University of Oregon

Professor Lynn Stephen’s scholarly work has centered the impact of globalization, migration, nationalism and the politics of culture on indigenous communities in the Americas. Her multi-leveled approach, which engages political-economy, ethnohistory, and ethnography, has provided a hemispheric lens on major challenges faced by indigenous peoples such as out-migration, tourism, economic development, and low-intensity war and their creative responses to these challenges. continue reading….

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Noon Talk: Michael Hames-García

December 3, 2014
12:00 pmto1:00 pm
Michael Hames-García / photo by Ernesto Javier Martínez

Michael Hames-García / photo by Ernesto Javier Martínez

Jane Grant Conference Room
330 Hendricks Hall
1408 University St.
UO campus

CSWS director Michael Hames-García will talk about his research in the cozy setting of the Jane Grant Conference Room on Wednesday, December 3, at noon. Dr. Hames-García is a professor in the Department of Ethnic Studies at University of Oregon.

This is a brown-bag event.

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Fembot’s November 2014 Books Aren’t Dead Interview: Asian American Women’s Popular Literature: Feminizing Genres and Neoliberal Belonging

temple_thoma_asianamericanNovember 15, 2014—Fembot’s Books Aren’t Dead (BAD) interview for November 2014 is now uploaded on the Fembot website.

In this month’s interview, Kelly Adams (PhD candidate, University of Wisconsin-Madison) talks with Pamela Thoma (associate professor, Washington State University), author of Asian American Women’s Popular Literature: Feminizing Genres and Neoliberal Belonging (Temple University Press, 2014).

You can listen to this interview at: http://fembotcollective.org/blog/2014/11/15/books-arent-dead-asian-american-womens-popular-literature-feminizing-genres-and-neoliberal-belonging/

Fembot is a CSWS special project.