race and ethnicity

race and ethnicity

Access to rare audio tapes enhances Prof. Jonathan Rieder’s new book on Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sociology professor answers questions about his new book, Gospel of Freedom: Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Letter From Birmingham Jail and the Struggle That Changed a Nation

Africa in Brazil

A lecture by João J. Reis
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
6 PM
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall

 

João J. Reis, professor of history at the Universidade Federal da Bahia, discusses the ethnic origins, geographical distribution, and cultural contributions of Africans in Brazil.

 

Strategic Scrapbooks: 19th-Century Activists Remake the Newspaper for African American History and Women’s Rights

Women's History Month Lecture
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
6:30 PM
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall

 

Ellen Gruber Garvey, professor of English at New Jersey City University, reveals a previously unexplored layer of American popular culture, where 19th-century activists collected and constructed new narratives through scrapbooks.

 

Japanese-Brazilian Music and Ethnic Identity in the Post-Dekasegi Era

A lecture by Shanna Lorenz
Thursday, February 28, 2013
6 PM
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall

Shanna Lorenz, professor of music and Latino/a and Latin American Studies at Occidental College, explores how circular migration between Brazil and Japan has impacted Brazilian society.

 

How Arabs Became Jews in Brazil

A lecture by Jeffrey Lesser
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
6 PM
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall

 

Jeffrey Lesser, chair of the department of history at Emory University, examines the unique role of Arabs and Jews in Brazilian society.

Portuguese Immigration in Brazil

A lecture by Herbert Klein
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
6 PM
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall

 

Herbert Klein, professor of history and director of the Center for Latin American Studies at Stanford University, examines the causes and consequences of Portuguese immigration in Brazil.

Africana Studies program celebrates its 20th anniversary

New faculty members strengthen the Africana studies program and establish new courses of study. Read more about these renowned scholars.

Colonial Rights & Migration: Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines in the 19th Century

A lecture by Josep M. Fradera Barceló, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona
Monday, March 26
6 PM
304 Barnard Hall

This presentation discussed how immigration made Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines conspicuously different societies.

The Expansion of Higher Education in Brazil and the Challenge of Affirmative Action

A lecture by Marcia Lima, University of Sao Paulo
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
6 PM
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall

Marcia Lima examines the complexities of race-based affirmative action policies in Brazil.

‘Desire Across Borders’ : Love, Globalization, and Modern Marriage in Rural Mexico

A lecture by Jennifer Hirsh
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
6 PM
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall

Jennifer Hirsch explores changes in the ideals and practices of love, sexuality, and marriage in rural Mexico.