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Symptoms of Crisis: “Race, Breast Cancer, and African American Women”

Tuesday, April 19, 2022, Time TBD, Location TBD. Olufunmilayo I. Olapade (Medicine, Associate Dean for Global Health, Director of Clinical Cancer Genetics, University of Chicago) will be lecturing on the excessive rate of breast cancer in African American women and

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Poet and Memoirist Dwayne Betts

Thursday, March 24, 2022, 5:00 pm, Spurlock Museum. Sponsored by the Education Justice Project and UIUC’s Humanities Research Institute this event will have Dwayne Betts speak about his experience being incarcerated as a teenager and how he went on to

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Posted in Upcoming Americanist Events

Symptoms of Crisis: “Apostles of Justice: How J. Edgar Hoover and his F.B.I Aided and Abetted Evangelical Conservatism”

Wednesday, March 9, 2022, All Day, Location TBD. Join Lerone A. Martin (Director of American Culture Studies, Washington University in Saint Louis) as he lectures about J. Edgar Hoover aided and abetting evangelical conservatism through his leadership of the Federal

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LLS Postdoctoral Colloquium: “Trans Gestures: Regulation, Embodiment, and Care Work in Trans Latinx Lives”

Wednesday, November 3, 2021, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm, 1024 Chem Annex (Also Zoom). Join Dr. Jack Caraves as he discusses his first book project Trans Gestures: Regulation, Embodiment, and Care Work in Trans Latinx Lives. The book tackles such topics

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Legal Humanities: Anthony Ray Hinton

Wednesday, April 13, 2022, 7:30 pm, Location TBD. Anthony Ray Hinton was on Alabama’s death row for 30 years before he was exonerated in 2015. Mr. Hinton will speak about his experience on death row and will discuss how such

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Local Misinformation, Small Town Populists, and Platform Politics

Monday, October 25, 2021, 4:00 pm, Zoom. Professor Nikki Usher will lecture about the challenges of fighting misinformation about COVID-19 on a local level using research from the PPLN-IL (Platforms, Politics, and Local News in Illinois) project. Professor Usher will

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On Truth and Lies in the Age of Conspiracy Theory

Thursday, October 21, 2021, 4:00 pm, Zoom. Professor Jim Hansen will be lecturing on the topic of conspiracy theories, as well as truth and lies in our technological era where it is hard to tell which is which. Professor Hansen

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Posted in Past Americanist Events

Symptoms of Crisis: “Race, Breast Cancer, and African American Women”

Tuesday, April 19, 2022, All Day event, Location TBD. Olufunmilayo I. Olapade (Medicine, Associate Dean for Global Health, Director of Clinical Cancer Genetics, University of Chicago) will be speaking about race, breast cancer, and African American Women as part of

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Inside Scoop: Poet Natalie Diaz

Thursday, April 7, 2022, 12:00 pm, Location TBD. Natalie Diaz is an award-winning American poet who will be having a close conversation with Illinois undergraduates from all majors as a part of Inside Scoop at UIUC. Most recently, Diaz won

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Legal Humanities Lecture: Franita Tolson

Thursday, October 28, 2021, 7:30 pm, Zoom. Join Franita Tolson (Vice Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs and Professor of Law in the Gould School of Law, USC) as she presents on her forthcoming book In Congress We Trust?: Enforcing

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