Adriane Thompson-Bradshaw will be defending her dissertation, “The Impact of Race on Perceptions of Authenticity in the Delivery and Reception of African American Gospel Music, Friday, Feb. 28, 1:00PM in the East Hall Conference Room.
Although Prof. Morales Domínguez was told that his visa was approved, that promised visa was not issued in time for his departure date (today). Unfortunately, this is a fairly common occurrence for Cuban academics traveling to the United States.
Prof. Esteban Morales Domínguez
Monday, February 24, 2014, 3:30 p.m., 201A Bowen-Thompson Student Union
Prof. Esteban Morales Domínguez is a highly regarded scholar of race and racism in Cuba. His book, Desafíos de la problemática racial en Cuba or Challenges of the Racial Question in Cuba (Fundación Fernando Ortiz, 2007), was the first academic book-length academic study on the topic of race written by a Cuban-based scholar to be published on the island after the 1959 revolution. With the 2013 publication of his translated essays in Race in Cuba: Essays on the Revolution and Racial Equality (Monthly Review Press), Dr. Morales’ work is now widely available to an English speaking audience. Dr. Morales is Professor Emeritus of Political Economy in the University of Havana. He was a member of theAponte Commission to Combat Racism of UNEAC (the national Cuban association of writers and artists). Prof. Morales is has been recognized by the Cuban Academy of Sciences and the Ministry of Higher Education.
Free and Open to the Public
Co-sponsored by Romance and Classical Studies Department, the ICS Latin American and Latino/a Studies Cluster, and La Comunidad Learning Community.
The Culture Club: Cultural Studies Scholars’ Association and the Popular Culture Scholars Association are proud to present the 2014 Ray Browne Conference on Cultural and Critical Studies, “Clash and Convergence: Explorations of Culture in an Age of Uncertainty,” being held February 21st-23rd at the Bowen-Thompson Student Union, Bowling Green State University.
The conference will feature over twenty panels with outstanding scholarly and activist work from Ohio, the Midwest, and the world. Disciplines and fields represented include popular culture, media studies, American studies, communications, history, literature, and related fields. Also featured are opening remarks by Dr. Bob Batchelor (Thiel College), and keynote addresses by José Gonzalez and Jennifer Keishin Armstrong. Mr. Gonzalez, former teacher in the Mexican American Studies program in the Tucson Unified School District and community activist, will deliver a talk entitled “Tucson Unified: A Dream Deferred, A Civil Rights Struggle ,” discussing the fight to retain this curricular program which led to improved retention of students, as well as a higher proportion of Latina/o students going on to college. Ms. Armstrong’s talk, entitled “The Modern TV Woman: How The Mary Tyler Moore Show Pushed Boundaries and Paved the Way for Carrie Bradshaw, Liz Lemon, and Mindy Lahiri,” will discuss the ways in which women have changed the television industry from the 1970s to the present.
Showing some of the materials students used in their digital galleries are (left to right) Stefanie Hunker, Alexandra McCollum and Jolie Sheffer.
From BGSU’s Zoom News:
Graduate students in Dr. Jolie Sheffer’s interdisciplinary American Literary Realisms class are drawing on a rich trove of information and images that deepen their understanding of the pivotal historical time period they are studying, 1880-1940.
Class members will also leave a legacy of their research for other scholars and the public with digital galleries they are curating, using material culled from BGSU’s University Libraries, Center for Archival Collections, Browne Popular Culture Library, Music Library and Sound Recordings Archives, and Government Documents.
“We are curating materials that haven’t been generally available before to people with no background in ethnic or literary studies,” said Alexandra McCollum, who will graduate in December with a master’s degree in German. “In addition to the descriptions we’re writing to contextualize the images, we’re also providing a bibliography and suggested reading list.”
The overall topic of the student galleries is “Constructing Race in America,” from which students have chosen specific areas to research. Some of the topics chosen by the class involve popular representations of Native Americans, Asian Americans, and African Americans.
ACS M.A. student Becky Jenkins has been awarded the 2013-2014 David. B. and Sharon Bolton Johnson Graduate Student Scholarship. She was selected by the BGSU Graduate College based upon her “outstanding scholarship, academic achievement and fine accomplishments,” with preference given to students that received their undergraduate degrees from Miami University and Susquehanna University.
The book examines the changing debates around immigration that surrounded the passage of landmark legislation by Congress in the mid-1990s, arguing that it represented a new neoliberal way of thinking and talking about immigration. Gerken concludes that the passage of pathbreaking legislation was characterized by a useful tension between neoliberal assumptions and hidden anxieties about race, class, gender, and sexuality.
Dr. Andrew Hershberger, Associate Professor of Contemporary At History, Chair of History, and ACS-affiliated faculty is the editor of a new book, Photographic Theory: An Historical Anthology, published by Wiley-Blackwell Press.
BGSU ACS alumnus and documentary filmmaker Denis Mueller (Howard Zinn: “You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train”) will be hosting a pre-screening of his newest film, “Peace Has No Borders,” on Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 6 p.m. in the Union Theatre (room 206). This documentary is about Iraq and Afghan War resisters who came to Canada, like their Vietnam predecessor, to seek asylum and their seven year struggle to stay. Denis will be hosting a Q and A afterward.
This free event is sponsored by Culture Club and the School of Cultural and Critical Studies.
Prof. Radhika Gajjala is an important player in the FemTechNet, a network of feminist scholars and educators, and she’s been in the news lately for the collaborations she’s been working on in Distributed Open Collaborative Courses (DCCC’s). Check out the write-ups in Insider Higher Ed, The Atlantic, and Jezebel. To find out more, got to Prof. Gajjala’s blog post.
At the BGSU Graduate Student Senate (GSS) Awards, ACS students and an ACS-affiliated faculty member were honored for excellence in research, teaching, and administration. As is often the case, ACS was the most decorated of all BGSU graduate programs.