Lisa Lowe, “Archives, Materiality, History”

November 2, 2017
3:00 pmto4:30 pm

Erb Memorial Union
EMU 245
Gumwood Room
1222 E. 13th Ave.

6th Annual Peggy Pascoe Memorial Lecture

Sponsored by the Department of Ethnic Studies

Lisa Lowe, “Archives, Materiality, History”

Drawing connections between the past and the present, this presentation will discuss interdisciplinary methods for constituting and interpreting archival documents and material culture in the recovery of trans-hemispheric links between European liberalism, settler colonialism in the Americas, the transatlantic African slave trade, and trades in Asia during the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

Lisa Lowe

Lisa Lowe is professor of English and Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora at Tufts University, where she also directs the Center for the Humanities. Before teaching at Tufts, she taught at UC San Diego. She began as a scholar of comparative literature, and her research and teaching has focused especially on race, colonialism, immigration, empire, and globalization. She is the author of Immigrant Acts: On Asian American Cultural Politics (Duke UP, 1996), and coeditor of The Politics of Culture in the Shadow of Capital (Duke UP, 1997). Her most recent book, The Intimacies of Four Continents (Duke UP, 2015), is a study of settler colonialism, transatlantic African slavery, and the East Indies and China trades in goods and people as the conditions for modern European liberalism and empire.