race and ethnicity
This presentation discussed how immigration made Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines conspicuously different societies.
Marcia Lima examines the complexities of race-based affirmative action policies in Brazil.
Jennifer Hirsch explores changes in the ideals and practices of love, sexuality, and marriage in rural Mexico.
A film screening of a rare, recently discovered documentary made by Galician immigrants on their experiences in Argentina.
Matt D. Childs examines how the transatlantic slave trade brought about the formation of a common identity for the Yoruba and Igbo peoples of Africa.
"I am very pleased that the department and the College has seen fit to put me in Lucyle Hook's shoes, as it were, because she had a formidable presence while she was at Barnard," says Kim Hall, professor of English. Hall recently assumed the newly endowed Lucyle Hook Chair in honor of this beloved English faculty member, a scholar of seventeenth-century literature and drama who passed away in 2003 at the age of 102. "I feel a kind of kinship [with her]," says Hall, citing Hook's scholarly interests as well as her love of international travel and dedication to women's issues.