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Future of Minority Studies
National Conference:
New Directions and Intersections

University of Oregon
November 9-11, 2006

NOTE: Registration is now closed for the meals.

Thursday, November 9

Alumni Lounge, Gerlinger Hall
7:00-9:00 Welcome Reception (registration closed)

Friday, November 10

Reception Hall , Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
8:00-9:00 Continental Breakfast

Lecture Hall , Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
9:00-9:30 Welcome
Michael Hames-García , Ethnic Studies & English, University of Oregon
Ernesto J. Martínez , Women’s & Gender Studies & Ethnic Studies, University of Oregon

9:30-11:45 Conversations on Gender and Race in the Global South
Moderator: Chandra Talpade Mohanty, Women’s Studies, Syracuse University

“Mambisas with Microphones: Diasporic Dialogues in Black Feminism,” Tania Triana, Romance Languages, University of Oregon

“The Crisis of Liberation: Masculinity, Neo-liberalism, and HIV/AIDS in Post-Apartheid South Africa,” Claire Decoteau, Sociology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

“Out of Time: Bollywood and the NGO Flick,” Sangita Gopal, English, University of Oregon

“Soy Afrodescendiente: Practice, Politics, and Identity Politics,” Joseph Jordan, African/Afro-American Studies, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Respondent: Ulka Anjaria, Modern Thought and Literature, Stanford University

Reception Hall , Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
11:45-1:15 Lunch (registration closed)

Lecture Hall , Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
1:15-3:15 Race in the United States, Beyond the Black/White Binary
Moderator: Jiannbin Lee Shiao, Ethnic Studies & Sociology, University of Oregon

“Contextual Issues and Questions,” Linda Martín Alcoff, Women’s Studies, Syracuse

“Dangerous Decolonizing: Indigenous Methodologies and Black-Indian Relations.” Brian Klopotek, Ethnic Studies & Anthropology, University of Oregon

“Teaching Asian American Literature and the 'Problem' of Heterogeneity ,” Tamiko Nimura, English, University of Puget Sound

“The Vanishing Native: The “Problem” of Native Identity and the Impossibility of Indigeneity in the U.S. ,” Judy Rohrer, Women’s Studies, Syracuse University

3:15-4:00 Chai & Coffee Break

4:00-6:00 Social Representation and the Media in the Americas
Moderator: Sean Teuton, English & American Indian Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison

“From Stereotypes to Invisibility: Negotiating Indigenous Identities,” Stephanie Fryberg, Psychology, University of Arizona

“Oaxacan Women and the Democratization of the Media in a Social Movement,” Lynn Stephen, Anthropology, University of Oregon

“The Politics of Media Making at the Birth of a Social Movement,” Gabriela Martínez, Journalism & Communication, University of Oregon

Respondent: Analisa Taylor, Romance Languages, University of Oregon

Reception Hall , Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
6:30-8:30 Dinner (registration closed)

Saturday, November 11

Fir Room, Erb Memorial Union
8:30-9:30 Continental Breakfast

9:30-11:30 Intersections of Disability, Gender, and Race
Moderator: John Riofrio, English, University of Wisconsin-Madison

“The Siamese Twins: Revisiting the Myth and Symbol Movement in an Age of Postnationalist American Studies,” Cynthia Wu, English, Agnes Scott College

“From Fictive Ability to National Identity: Disability, Medical Inspection, and Public Health Regulations on Ellis Island,” Roxana Galusca, English, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

“Normal Like Every Other Kid’: Disability, Gender, and Race in “Big Jess, Little Jesse’ by Oscar Casares,” Julie Minich, Spanish & Portuguese, Stanford University

Respondent: Elizabeth Wheeler, English, University of Oregon

Alumni Lounge, Gerlinger Hall
11:45-1:00 Lunch (registration closed)

Fir Room, Erb Memorial Union
1:00-3:00 Roundtable on the Politics of Identity in the Academy
Moderator: Lynn Fujiwara, Women’s Studies, University of Oregon

Carol Moeller, Philosophy, Moravian College

Satya P. Mohanty, English, Cornell University

Johnnella Butler, Provost, Spelman College

3:00-3:45 Chai & Coffee Break

3:45-5:45 Roundtable on Diversity and Institutional Transformation
Moderator: Paula M. L. Moya, English, Stanford University

Jackie Jenkins, Modern Thought and Literature, Stanford University

Michelle Tellez, Women’s Studies, Arizona State University

Mia Tuan, Sociology and the Center on Diversity and Community, University of Oregon

Ramón Saldivar, English, Stanford University

5:45-6:15 Wrap-Up Discussion

Alumni Lounge, Gerlinger Hall
6:30-9:00 Dinner (registration closed)

Funding provided by the University of Oregon-The Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies, the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity, the Ethnic Studies Program, and the proposed Center for Race, Ethnicity, and Sexuality Studies (CRESS).  Additional funding has been provided by the Global Ethnic Literatures Seminar at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, the Women’s Studies Program at Syracuse University, and The Future of Minority Studies (FMS) National Research Project, through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The organizers would also like to thank Donella-Elizabeth Alston, Alice Cho, Susann Democker-Shedd, Henrika Dujovny,Diertra Lynn, Shirley Marc, Peggy McConnell, Marty Pérez, and Jamila Taylor for their invaluable contributions to making this event possible.



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