Category: Lectures

A novel by Helena María Viramontes about the lives of migrant farmworkers is the 2019-20 UO Common Reading selection

[ October 21, 2019; 4:00 pm; ]
2019-2020 UO Common Reading Selection: Under the Feet of Jesus by Helena María Viramontes

Helen María Viramontes is the Goldwin Smith Professor of English at Cornell University.

A story of loss and survival, Under the Feet of Jesus is a lyrical, powerful novel about the lives of the children, women, and men who endure a difficult existence and labor under dangerous […]

Renisa Mawani: Across Oceans of Law

[ November 7, 2019; 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm. ]
Erb Memorial Union EMU 230, Swindells Room

Race, Ethnicities, and Inequalities Colloquium

Speaker: Renisa Mawani, Professor, Sociology Chair, Law and Society Minor Program, Department of Sociology, University of British Columbia

In 1914 the S.S. Komagata Maru left Hong Kong for Vancouver carrying 376 Punjabi migrants. Chartered by railway contractor Gurdit Singh, the ship and its passengers were […]

“Making a Case for Ecofeminist Theology in Islam” — Nayawiyyah U. Muhammad

[ October 31, 2019; 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm. ]
253 Straub Hall

“Making a Case for Ecofeminist Theology in Islam: The Process and Application of Synthesizing Islam Feminist Longings and Ecological Concerns”

by Nayawiyyah U. Muhammad

Nayawiyyah Muhammad

Nayawiyyah Muhammad is a professor in the department of Religious Studies at California State University, Long Beach and a Ph.D. candidate in the Women’s Studies in Religion program at Claremont […]

Annie Isabel Fukushima,  “Witnessing Violence in These Migratory Times”

[ February 13, 2020; 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm. ]
Knight Library, Browsing Room1501 Kincaid St., UO camp

Race, Ethnicities, and Inequalities Colloquium

Lecture:  “Witnessing Violence in These Migratory Times”

Dr. Annie Isabel Fukushima is an assistant professor in the Ethnic Studies Division of the School for Cultural & Social Transformation at University of Utah. Prior to joining the faculty in Utah, she earned her Ph.D. in Ethnic […]

John Collins: Ethnographies of US Empire

[ March 13, 2020; 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm. ]
Gerlinger Lounge, 1468 University St.

John Collins, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Queens College & the CUNY Graduate Center

Since the mid-1990s, John Collins has conducted ethnographic research on UNESCO world heritage sites, urban restoration programs, and their relationships to national histories and racial politics in Brazil. This gave rise to his first book, Revolt of the Saints: […]

Queer Studies Lecture: Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes

[ May 6, 2020; 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm. ]
Gerlinger Lounge, 1468 University St.

Queer Studies Lecture

“Translocas: The Politics of Puerto Rican Drag and Trans Performance”

Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes Associate Professor of Spanish, University of Michigan 

Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes

Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes lists his main research interests as queer/LGBT Hispanic Caribbean (Cuban, Dominican, Puerto Rican) studies, U.S. Latina/o, and Latin American literary, cultural, and performance studies. […]