What Am I Thinking About Now Seminar Series

Robert G. Lee, "Towards Transpacific History: America after Asian American Studies"

CSREA Conference Room, Hillel 303

What I Am Thinking About Now: Robert G. Lee, Associate Professor of American Studies

Can we conceive the Transpacific as a discrete historical space tied together by continuous flows of goods, people and ideas? What are the parameters, contours and dynamics of this geography? What kind of class, racial and gender formations have emerged from the colonial and post-colonial histories of the Transpacific?

Daniel Kim, "The Korean War in Color: Race, Nation and the Intimacies of Conflict"

CSREA Conference Room, Hillel 303

What I Am Thinking About Now: Daniel Kim, Associate Professor of English

Prof. Kim will be discussing the book he is writing, which examines American and South Korean depictions of what has come to be known as “the forgotten war” with a particular focus on the interlocking domestic and transnational histories of race and empire that constellate around this historical event.

Shontay Delalue, "Assumed to be ‘Black’: The Racial Categorization of African & Caribbean Students"

CSREA Conference Room, Hillel 303, 80 Brown Street

What I Am Thinking About Now: Dr. Shontay Delalue, Assistant Dean of the College, Director of International Student & Visitor Experience

The study being discussed will look at the experiences of students from the African Atlantic Diaspora whose primary way of identifying racially conflicted with the racial categorization of ‘Black’ in the U.S. Using a critical race theory and racial formation lens, the history of the U.S. Census racial categories and the social definition of ‘Black’ will be explored.

Lundy Braun, "'Race correction' and Medicine: Why does it matter?"

CSREA Conference Room, Hillel 303, 80 Brown Street

What I Am Thinking About Now: Professor Lundy Braun (Medical Science, Africana Studies)

The spirometer is a medical device that measures lung function.  The "correction" of these measurements for race is a routine practice in medical diagnosis of lung disease.  In this workshop Braun will discuss the history of this practice, its applications, and why it is problematic.  

Brenda Marie Osbey, "New Orleans Traditional Religion: Mourning, Redemption, Restoration"

CSREA Conference Room, Hillel 303, 80 Brown Street

What I Am Thinking About Now: Professor Brenda Marie Osbey (Africana Studies)

In this presentation, Professor Osbey explores the ways in which New Orleans Traditional Religion provides and promotes healing, and whether it is possible or desirable to apply traditional healing to contemporary experience in the City. 

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