What Am I Thinking About Now Seminar Series

What I Am Thinking About Now: Bathsheba Demuth, "Species of Transition: People, Dogs, and the Making of Hybrid Spaces in Gold Rush Alaska"

Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America (CSREA), Lippitt House

Please join us on Tuesday, April 4, 12-1pm for a "What I Am Thinking About Now" presentation from Bathsheba Demuth, Assistant Professor of History at Brown University. Her talk is titled, "Species of Transition: People, Dogs, and the Making of Hybrid Spaces in Gold Rush Alaska."

RSVP to [email protected]. Snacks and caffeine will be provided.

What I Am Thinking About Now: Itohan Osayimwese, "Armchair Safaris: Representations of the African Diaspora at 21st Century Zoos"

Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America (CSREA), Lippitt House

Please join us on Tuesday, February 28, 12-1pm for a "What I Am Thinking About Now" presentation from Itohan Osayimwese, Assistant Professor of History of Art & Architecture. Her talk is titled, "Armchair Safaris: Representations of the African Diaspora at 21st Century Zoos".

RSVP to [email protected]. Snacks and caffeine will be provided.

What I Am Thinking About Now: Mariaelena Huambachano, "The 'Khipu Model': The Development of an Indigenous Research Framework"

Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America (CSREA), Lippitt House

Please join us on Wednesday, February 8, 12-1pm for a "What I Am Thinking About Now" presentation from Mariaelena Huambachano, Presidential Diversity Postdoctoral Fellow, CSREA and the Department of American Studies and Ethnic Studies. Her talk is titled, "The 'Khipu Model': The Development of an Indigenous Research Framework."

RSVP to [email protected]. Snacks and caffeine will be provided.

What I Am Thinking About Now: Matthew Reilly, "'White Slaves'" in the Caribbean?: Whiteness and the Racialized (Re)Construction of History"

CSREA, Lippitt House, 96 Waterman Street

Please join us on Tuesday, November 29, 12-1pm for a "What I Am Thinking About Now" presentation from Matthew Reilly, Visiting Assistant Professor, Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World and Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice at Brown University. His talk is titled, "'White Slaves'" in the Caribbean?: Whiteness and the Racialized (Re)Construction of History."

What I Am Thinking About Now: Rolland Murray, "Not Being and Blackness: Percival Everett and the Incorporation of Black Culture"

CSREA Conference Room, Lippitt House, Room 101

Please join us on Tuesday, November 1, 12-1pm for a "What I Am Thinking About Now" presentation from Rolland Murray, Associate Professor of English at Brown University. His talk is titled, "Not Being and Blackness: Percival Everett and the Incorporation of Black Culture."

What I Am Thinking About Now: Rosann Tung, "Partnering with a School District to Address Systemic Opportunity Gaps"

CSREA Conference Room, Lippitt House, Room 101, 96 Waterman Street

Please join us on Tuesday, October 11, 12-1pm for a "What I Am Thinking About Now" presentation from Rosann Tung, Director of Research and Policy, Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University. Her talk is titled, "Partnering with a School District to Address Systemic Opportunity Gaps."

What I Am Thinking About Now: Elena Shih, "Transnational Racial Formations of Freedom: Civilian Vigilantism, Ethical Consumption, and Global Human Trafficking Rescue"

CSREA Conference Room, Hillel 303, 80 Brown Street

Please join us on Tuesday, April 26 at 12 - 1pm for a "What I Am Thinking About Now" presentation from Elena Shih, Assistant Professor of American Studies and Ethnic Studies, and Faculty Fellow at the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice. Her talk is titled: "Transnational Racial Formations of Freedom: Civilian Vigilantism, Ethical Consumption, and Global Human Trafficking Rescue"

What I Am Thinking About Now: Andre Willis, "Whiteness as God: Towards a Theo-Political Understanding of American Democracy"

CSREA Conference Room, Hillel 303, 80 Brown Street

Please join us on Tuesday, April 12 at 12 - 1pm for a "What I Am Thinking About Now" presentation from Professor Andre Willis, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, titled "Whiteness as God: Towards a Theo-Political Understanding of American Democracy".

“What I Am Thinking About Now” is an on-going informal workshop/seminar series to which faculty and graduate students are invited to present and discuss recently published work and work in progress. All are invited to attend and participate.

What I Am Thinking About Now: Iris Montero Sobrevilla, "Hummingbirds for epilepsy - and what they tell us about indigenous knowledge"

CSREA Conference Room, Hillel 303

"Hummingbirds for epilepsy - and what they tell us about indigenous knowledge"

Iris Montero SobrevillaPostdoctoral Fellow, Cogut Center for the Humanities

For over five centuries, the descendants of Mesoamerican civilizations have used hummingbirds to treat epilepsy. This talk explores the persistence of this animal-based remedy as a window onto indigenous notions of the natural world.

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