Past Events

Performance by Monique Mojica, LeAnne Howe, and Jorge Morejón: "Side Show Freaks & Circus Injuns"

Granoff Center, Studio 1

Monique Mojica, LeAnne Howe, and Jorge Morejón present a public offering of work in progress titled "Side Show Freaks & Circus Injuns," presenting excerpts of the play in process with a discussion moderated by Dr. Adrienne Keene (Cherokee Nation), Assistant Professor of American Studies and Ethnic Studies, Brown University.

Moon-Kie Jung, "The U.S. Empire-State and the Strange Career of Dred Scott"

This talk proposes to reconceptualize the United States as an empire-state, drawing evidence from constitutional law of the long nineteenth century. Descriptively more apt, the approach provides a firmer basis for understanding the United States as a racial state and a framework for analyzing the different but linked histories of racial subjection, including those of Asians/Asian Americans, Blacks, Latina/os, Native Americans, and Pacific Islanders.