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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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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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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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Sharon Holland’s Lecture on Queer Theory

Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 5:15 pm – 6:45 pm, Zoom. Join Dr. Holland (American Studies, UNC – Chapel Hill) as she lectures on Queer Theory as part of the Modern Critical Theory Lecture Series Fall 2021. Recommended readings for the event can

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Therí Pickens’ Lecture on Disability Studies

Tuesday, November 2, 2021, 5:15 pm – 6:45 pm, Zoom. Join Professor Therí Pickens (English, Bates College) as she lectures on Disability Studies as part of the Modern Critical Theory Lecture Series Fall 2021. Recommended readings for the event are

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Curtis Marez’s Lecture on Critical Race Theory

Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 5:15 pm – 6:45 pm, Zoom. Join Professor Curtis Marez (Ethnic Studies, UC-San Diego) as he lectures on Critical Race Theory as part of the Modern Critical Theory Lecture Series Fall 2021. Find the recommended readings for

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CLACS Lecture Series. “Unforgetting Empire: The Struggles for Memory, Migration, and the Imagination in the Americas”

Monday, November 1, 2021, 3:00pm, Zoom. Roberto Lovato, author of Unforgetting: A Memoir of Revolution and Remembrance, will be discussing the historical political struggle between Central America and the United States as well as touching on topics of the history

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To Survive on This Shore

Monday, September 20, 2021, 4:00 pm, Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum. Join Mary Statzer and Gloria Allen as they discusses with Jess T. Dugan and Vanessa Fabbre about the making of their book To Survive on This Shore: Photographs and Interviews

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Legal Humanities: Samuel Moyn – “The Coming of Humane War”

Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 7:30 pm, Zoom. Samuel Moyn will be discussing his new book Humane: How the United States Abandoned Peace and Reinvented War with commentary from two professors from Illinois: Avital Livny (Political Science) and Patrick Keenan (Law). Moyn

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