Join African Studies for an engaging discussion of Born a Crime by Trevor Noah, the story of a multiracial South African who grows into a famous comedian struggling to find himself and understand race in a world where he was never supposed to exist.
Events in UCIS
Friday, October 16
Weaponized Whiteness by Fran Shor interrogates the meanings and implications of white supremacy and, more specifically, white identity politics from historical and sociological perspectives. By analyzing the constructions and deconstructions of white identity politics throughout U.S. history and up through the present, these collected essays provide insight into the deep roots and resonances of white identity politics and the challenges that have emerged, in particular, since the 1960s.
The New Speed of Politics: Is Gender Equality Accelerating or Shutting Down? With Former MEP Maria Gabriela Zoana and faculty discussant Helga Varden, Assoc. Professor of Philosophy and Women and Gender Studies, U of I.
Join us to understand the particular challenges scholars of color encounter when going for research in our region, hear some personal advice, and learn what faculty, departments, and higher education institutions can do to better serve emerging scholars in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies.
2-3:30 pm (ET) | 1-2:30 pm (CT) | 12-1:30 pm (MT) | 11am-12:30 pm (PT)
Kimberly St. Julian-Varnon, University of Pennsylvania
Ioanida Costache, Stanford University
Alicia Hernandez-Strong, Yale University
Rafael Pablo Labanino, University of Konstanz
Alexa Tignall, University of California-Berkeley
REGISTER IN ADVANCE: https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/crees/race-in-focus
This event is part of the series "Race in Focus: From Critical Pedagogies to Research Practice and Public Engagement in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies." This series is designed to elevate conversations about teaching on race and continued disparities in our field while also bringing research by scholars and/or on communities of color to the center stage.
Stammtisch is the German Club's weekly conversation table for speaks of all levels from absolute beginners to fluent speakers. Here we practice our language skills while also learning about German culture through fun games and activities!
Zoom Meeting ID: 950 0542 1812
Join us for the Russian conversation table & tutoring to improve your Russian, meet other Russian students, prepare for oral exams, and learn more about Russian culture.
Email Katya Kovaleva for Zoom info at Katya.Kovaleva@gmail.com