Colloquium Program


William and Mary/Future of Minority Studies Colloquium Program:
Subjugated Histories, Decolonizing Practices

Thursday February 24, 2011 Precolloquium Opportunities [201 Blow Hall]

3:30-4:30  The Social Science of African American Literature and Vice Versa?

  • William “Sandy” Darity, Duke University

5:00-6:00  Quilting Black History from Frederick Douglass to Toni Morrison

  • Riché Richardson, Cornell University

Friday February 25, 2011 [All events at the Sadler Campus Center, Chesapeake AB]

9:30-10:00  Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • John Riofrio “Rio”, Assistant Professor of Modern Languages and Literature, College of William and Mary
  • Kathleen Slevin, Vice Provost of Academic Affairs, College of William and Mary

10:00-11:45 Plenary Session

  • Moderator: Michael Hames-García, Professor of Ethnic Studies, University of Oregon
  • Linda Martín Alcoff, Professor of Philosophy, Hunter College and CUNY Graduate Center
  • Silvio Torres-Saillant, Professor of English and Latin American and Latino Studies, Syracuse University

11:45-1:15 Lunch

1:15-2:30 Tenure Dossier Workshop

  • Anne Charity-Hudley, Associate Professor of English, Linguistics and Community Studies, College of William and Mary
  • Sandy Darity, Professor of Economics, Public Policy and African American Studies, Duke University

2:30-4:00 Critical Feminist Pedagogies: Decolonizing Knowledge within the Classroom
Agency, Feminist Praxis, Difference: Missing Intersections and the Quandary of
Women’s Studies in the U.S. Academy

  • Khanum Shaikh, University of California Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Women’s and Gender Studies and History, UC- Santa Barbara
  • Esha De, Visiting Professor Department of Dance, Critical Dance Studies Ph.D., University of California- Riverside

Social justice pedagogies and women of color feminisms

  • Sylvanna Falcón, Assistant Professor of Latin American and Latino Studies, University of California- Santa Cruz

Rethinking the “West” in Western Civ and the Practical Consequences of
Elevating Feminist Knowledge

  • Sharmila Lodhia, Assistant Professor Women’s and Gender Studies, Santa Clara University

4:00-4:30     Coffee Break

4:30-6:30     The Only Good Indian: A Conversation in Three Parts

  • Arica L. Coleman, Assistant Professor Black American Studies, University of Delaware
  • Buck Woodard, Ph. D. Candidate Department of Anthropology, College of William and Mary
  • Danielle Moretti-Langholtz, Research Assistant Professor of Anthropology, College of William and Mary
  • Chief Lynette Allston, The Nottoway Indian Tribe of Virginia, Inc.

Saturday February 26, 2011 [all events at the Williamsburg Hospitality House]

9:15-10:45    8 Conversations about Race

  • Hazel Markus, Davis-Brack Professor in the Behavioral Sciences and Professor of Psychology, Stanford University
  • Paula Moya, Associate Professor of English, Stanford University
  • Respondent: Michael Blakey, National Endowment for the Humanities Professor, College of William and Mary

10:45-12:15    Hidden in Plain Sight: Colonial Histories in American Education

Moderator: Jeremy Stoddard, Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, College of William and Mary

Commodifying Spanish: Two-way immersion and interest-convergence

  • Martha Irene Martinez, PhD Candidate Department of Educational Leadership, University of Oregon

The People’s Universities: An Anti-Colonial Critique

  • Nana Osei-Kofi, Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Iowa State University

Is Major College Football a Ponzi Scheme for African American Males?

  • Jamel K. Donner, Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, College of William and Mary

12:15-2:00     Lunch

2:00-3:45     Pedagogies of Death and Dignity: What and How is Arizona Teaching the Nation (and the World) about Legalized Dehumanization and Dreams of Freedom

Moderator: Jennifer Bickham-Mendez, Associate Professor of Sociology, College of William and Mary

Border Pedagogies and the ‘Commonsense’ of Arizona’s Southwestern Strategy

  • Alan Gómez, Assistant Professor in the School of Justice and Social Inquiry, Arizona State University

A People’s Guide to Maricopa County

  • Wendy Cheng, Assistant Professor in the School of Social Transformation, Arizona State University

Border Crossings and the Legacy of Sexual Conquest

  • Michelle Tellez, Assistant Professor of the Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies, Arizona State University

Drug War Requiem:  The Deadly Consequences of Privatized and State-Sponsored Terror for the U.S.-Mexico Border and Beyond

  • Alexis Mazón, Center for Labor Research and Education: University of California-Berkeley

3:45-4:45    Coffee Break

4:45-6:30    Legislating the Protection of Human Rights

Moderator: Claire Decoteau, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Illinois-Chicago

  • Liz Philipose, Associate Professor of Women’s Studies, California State University- Long Beach
  • Silvia Tandeciarz, Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies, College of William and Mary
  • Christie Warren, Professor of the Practice of International and Comparative Law College of William and Mary

6:30-6:45    Closing Remarks

  • Teresa Longo, Dean for Education Policy and Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies, College of William and Mary

** All events are free and open to the public

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