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AMS Graduate Student Salon with Sean Beienburg, Justene Hill, and Emily Prifogle
Friday, April 24
210 Dickinson Hall
12:00-2:00 (lunch will be served)
Rsvp to Candice Kessel, firstname.lastname@example.org or 258-4710.
Frames: Jewish Culture and the Comic Book
Princeton University Conference
April 9 and 10, 2015
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Keys to the Schoolhouse: Black Teachers, Privatization, and the Future of Teachers Unions
Friend Center 006
Sponsored by the Program in Teacher Preparation
Wretches and Jabberers
Tuesday March 31, 2015 at 4:30pm at McCormick Hall 101
Oscar® winner and twice Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker, Gerardine Wurzburg, will screen her compelling feature documentary Wretches & Jabberers. Wurzburg is currently a Visiting Lecturer in the Council of the Humanities and Anschutz Distinguished Fellow in American Studies. Wurzburg's inspiring documentary chronicles the world travels of disability rights advocates, Tracy Thresher and Larry Bissonnette, in a bold quest to change attitudes about the intelligence and abilities of people with autism.
In the film, Tracy and Larry take to the road to promote awareness of the hidden intelligence in those who face speech and communication challenges, connecting with others like them across the globe who struggle to find a means of expression. Tracy, Larry and their support team, Harvey Lavoy and Pascal Cheng, visit Sri Lanka, Japan and Finland, giving interviews and presentations and learning about the lives of people with autism in these countries. Viewers share in their eye-opening experiences as the men negotiate the terrain of travel, culture and new friendships on what they aptly named The World Intelligence Magnified Tour.
All four men will engage in a conversation with the audience following the screening.
Cosponsored by the Program in Teacher Preparation
Supported by the generous gift of Philip F. Anschutz and family
free and open to the public
010 East Pyne
Professor of English and American Studies
The Intimacies of Four Continents
March 27 - 28, 2015
Olivier Burtin, History Department
Title: Lightning in a Panel:The American Superhero and the Invention of a Modern Mythology
Date & Time: Friday, March 27, 4:30 - 6:00 PM
More Info: http://lightningpanel.princeton.edu/
CHINESE AMERICAN EXCLUSION / INCLUSION
FROM THE EXCLUSION ACT OF 1882, TOWARD A MORE INCLUSIVE SOCIETY
A Program in Commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
Wednesday March 25, 2015 4:30 p.m.
Whig Hall Senate Chamber
Co-sponsored with Whig Clio, and the Princeton-Trenton Chapter of the United Nations Association of the USA
The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 and discriminatory legislation through 1904 set quotas, with grueling immigration interviews and hurdles. This set the stage for a dark era lasting till World War II that restricted Chinese Americans and saw police raids and violent incidents, with Congress issuing an apology in 2012. To commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, a panel will explore the impact of the Chinese Exclusion Act, and lessons for reducing discrimination and easing immigrant integration today. Joining us are two of the foremost scholarly experts on Chinese American Exclusion:
Jack Tchen , Director of the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, and co-founding director of the Museum of the Chinese in America.
Beth Lew-Williams , Professor of History at Princeton, currently teaches Asian American History and is writing The Chinese Must Go! under contract with Harvard University Press.
Chair & Discussant: Stanley N. Katz is Professor of Public and International Affairs at Princeton, a legal historian, and former president of the Organization of American Historians.
Professors Tchen and Lew-Williams have been advisers to the current
exhibition at the New York Historical Society, which runs through April 19, 2015.
Elizabeth Minkel, Fandom/digital culture columnist at The New Statesman and The Millions
Jamie Broadnax, Creator of the groundbreaking website and podcast Black Girl Nerds
Heidi Tandy, Intellectual Property Attorney and long time fangirl
Anne Jamison, Associate Professor of English, University of Utah, and author of Fic: Why Fanfiction is Taking over the World (2013)
Lapidus Family fund Lecture in American Jewish Studies
March 23, 2015
219 Aaron Burr Hall
Race, Visuality, and History in the Quotidan
A Roundtable Discussion Featuring:
Arielle Azoulay, Brown University
Joshua Takano Chambers- Letson, Northwestern University
Linda Gordon, New York University
Eric L. Muller, University of North Carolina, School of Law
Gary Okihiro, Columbia University
Whitman College Black Box Theater
03/11/15 at 4:30 pm
Reception to Follow
Co-Sponsored by the Center for African American Studies, Whitman College, and the Program in American Studies.
February 10, 2015
McCormick Hall 106
Associate Professor and Interim Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Anthropology
Director, Asian American Studies Program
Cosponsored with the Department of Anthropology, the Council of the Humanities, and the Program in American Studies
AMS 358 / HUM 358
Electronic Literature: Lineage, Theory and Contemporary Practice
Tuesday, February 3
Princeton Center for Digital Humanities
1 -N-10 Green Hall
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McCormick Hall 106
Mel Yuen-Ching Chen
Associate Professor of Gender and Women's Studies
Director, Center for the Study of Sexual Culture
University of California, Berkeley
The Disability in Racial Dystopias
Cosponsored with the Department of English, the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies, the Program in American Studies, and the Council of the Humanities
February 2, 2015
McCormick Hall 106
Martin F. Manalansan IV
Associate Professor of Anthropology and Asian American Studies
Conrad Professorial Scholar in the Humanities
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Queer Metrics: Towards An Anthropology of Small Things
We live in an age of metrics. Value, personhood, and survival are appraised, calculated and evaluated according to imposed sets of official measures and standards. Using an ethnography of a single household of queer undocumented immigrants in New York City, this presentation explores a queer anti-metric stance and process as alternatives to the world gone mad on regulated appraisals and assessments by a focus on the pivotal force of mess and the vitality of small things.
Martin F. Manalansan IV is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Asian American Studies and a Conrad Professorial Humanities Scholar at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is an affiliate faculty in the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, the Global Studies Program and the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory. He is the author of Global Divas: Filipino Gay Men in the Diaspora (Duke University Press, 2003; Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2006) which was awarded the Ruth Benedict Prize in 2003. He is editor/co-editor of three anthologies namely, Cultural Compass: Ethnographic Explorations of Asian America (Temple University Press, 2000) and Queer Globalizations: Citizenship and the Afterlife of Colonialism (New York University Press, 2002), Eating Asian America: A Food Studies Reader (New York University Press, 2013) as well as a special issue of International Migration Review on gender and migration. Presently, he is Social Science Review Editor of GLQ: a journal of Gay and Lesbian Studies.
Cosponsored by the Department of Anthropology, the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies, and the Council of the Humanities
HOW LIBERALS BUILT PRISON AMERICA
Studies in Postwar America Political Development
by Professor Naomi Murakawa
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Sunday, November 16, 2014
"Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning"
film screening of PBS American Masters series documentary followed by discussion with the filmmaker, Dyanna Taylor, Anschutz Distinguished Fellow Richard Steven Street and Professor Linda Gordon of NYU
Monday, November 17
"Photographer's Double/Searching for Cover: The Historian as Photographer/the Photographer as Historian"
Richard Steven Street will explore the challenge of crossing disciplines to carry on, extend, and amplify the work of Dorothea Lange. Followed by discussion with Dr. Street, Ms. Taylor, and Professor Martha Sandweiss
Bios of participants
both events in 101 McCormick Hall
cosponsored by the Program in Visual Arts, the Department of History, the Department of Sociology, The Department of Art and Archaeology, and the Princeton Art Museum
supported by a generous gift of Philip F. Anschutz and family
free and open to the public
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The Princeton University
Constitution Day Lecture
Representative Rush Holt
Search and Seizure in the Snowden Era
September 16, 2014
50 McCosh Hall
the Program in American Studies
the Program in Law and Public Affairs and
the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions
Supported by the Office of the Provost
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