This intimate, seminar-style discussion with authors Cristina García and Dariel Suarez will present an opportunity for students to learn more about the writers’ inspirations, influences, and methods. Lunch will be provided.
Contemporary novelists Cristina García and Dariel Suarez use fiction to capture what life after the Cuban Revolution has meant for both Cubans on the island and Cuban-Americans. With great pathos, humor, and anguish, their unforgettable characters show us what’s at stake for individuals in the love and loss of nation, the love and loss of each other, and the painRead More
Our lunchtime conversation and the Thinking Out Loud lecture with Dr. Kristala Prather, originally scheduled for 4/17, have been postponed. Thank you for your interest in meeting with her. We will be in touch once a new date is confirmed.Read More
Seminar on methods of digital history used to create the Chinese Restaurant database with immigration file data in order to quantify and analyze patterns of Chinese business operations, migration strategies and demographic information. This project is a practical exploration of how the traditional discipline of history evolves alongside technological innovation.Read More
Today there are more Chinese restaurants than the combined total of McDonald’s, Burger King’s, Wendy’s and KFC chains. This talk tells the story of Chinese restaurants in the United States through immigration and labor history. The industry emerged directly from Chinese Exclusion (1882-1943), a body of U.S. immigration laws barring new migrants and preventing those already in the countryRead More
Noted historians, both separately and in conversation, will offer a scholarly reconsideration of histories of King Philip’s War. Christine M. DeLucia is Associate Professor of History at Mount Holyoke College and author of Memory Lands: King Philip’s War and the Place of Violence in the Northeast. Lisa Brooks is Professor of English andRead More
Cheryl Savageau will read from her poetry collections, Dirt Road Home: Poems (1995), which was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, and Mother/Land (2006). Of Abenaki and French Canadian heritage, Savageau was born in central Massachusetts. Her poetry retells Abenaki stories, often focusing on the unrecognized lives of women and the working class; her work is enrichedRead More
These faculty-led workshops were designed to support graduate student research on race and ethnicity, build research community across disciplines and aid in the professional development of Brown graduate students.
Music Now is an informal forum series for Brown’s community of composers as well as students and faculty interested in contemporary music. These talks are free and open to the public. This week’s guest is our Brown University colleague, Charrise Barron, Presidential Diversity Postdoctoral Fellow, CSREA, Department of Religious Studies, and Department of Africana Studies.