Events in UCIS

Thursday, April 28

12:30 pm Lecture Series / Brown Bag
CLAS Speaker Series: Homegrown Latina/o Communists from the 1960s-1980s
4217 Posvar/Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
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Dr. Eddie Bonilla is currently a Postdoctoral associate in Latinx Studies and teaches in the History Department at the University of Pittsburgh. He joined Pitt after being a Postdoctoral fellow in Ethnic Studies at the University of Illinois from 2019-2020. Eddie received his PhD in History from Michigan State University in 2019. His most recent article, “Latina/o Communists, Activism, and the FBI during the Chicana/o and New Communist Movements” was published by the Southern California Quarterly in March 2022. He is currently working on his book manuscript, Homegrown Communists in the Age of Reagan: Multi-Racial Politics and Socialist Revolution.

2:00 pm Cultural Event
Russian Tutoring
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
5:00 pm Reading Group/Teacher Training
Global Issues Through Literature: The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Global Studies Center
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Global Issues Through Literature (GILS) Fall and Spring 2021-22: Imagining Other Worlds: Globalizing Science Fiction and Fantasy

April 28th, 2022 - "Dark is Rising" by Susan Cooper. Co-sponsored by the European Studies Center

Facilitated by Emilee Ruhland, who graduated this spring with her Master’s in Critical and Cultural Studies from the University of Pittsburgh, and she holds an MA in English from North Dakota State University. Emilee is a medievalist and has written about Beowulf, Joan of Arc, Notre Dame de Paris, and Gothic architecture in Pittsburgh. She works in higher ed communications, most recently as the Communications Coordinator for the European Studies Center.

This reading group for K-12 educators explores literary texts from a global perspective. Content specialists present the work and its context, and participants brainstorm innovative pedagogical practices for incorporating the text and its themes into the curriculum. Sessions this year will take place virtually on Thursday evenings from 5-8 PM (EST). Books and three Act 48 credit hours are provided.

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