Office of Diversity Education

     The Race and Ethnicity Studies                   

                     Symposium 2016

 

January 19th and 21st, 5:30-7:30, Marsha Ballroom

 

Tuesday, January19th

 

5:30: Welcome (Omar Rivera, PhD. Associate Professor of Philosophy and Chair of the RES minor)

 

5:45. Paige Duggins, JD Candidate, University of Texas School of Law (May 2017) 

 

Current Controversies in Race and the Law

 

6:15. Banafsheh Madaninejad PhD., Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Religion

 

The Dynamic Nature of Islamic Orthodoxy: The Internal Debate We Don’t Hear About

 

6:45. Melissa Johnson PhD., Professor of Anthropology 

 

Life Da Bush: Racialization, Socionature and Rural Creole/Kriol Belizeans

 

 

Thursday January 21st

 

5:30: Patricia Schiaffini PhD., Part-Time Assistant Professor of Chinese

 

Redefining Tibet: State Representation of Tibetan Ethnic Identity in the PRC

 

6:00: Elissa Underwood, Attorney and PhD candidate in American Studies at UT-Austin

 

Tastes of Freedom: Food and Foodways in the US Carceral State

 

6:30: Davi Thornton PhD., Associate Professor of Communication Studies

 

Remembering Civil Rights: Commemorating the 1958 Dockum Drug Store Sit-ins

 

The symposium is co-sponsored by the Diversity Enrichment Committee and the Office of Diversity Education. For more information about the symposium, contact Assistant Professor of Philosophy Omar Rivera at riverao@southwestern.edu.