2019 James A. Rawley Graduate Conference in the Humanities Conflict and Resistance

Date: Time: All Day
Oldfather Hall Room: 612
Additional Info: OLDH
Contact: Veronica Duran, Rawley Chair, and/or Gabrielle George, Co-Chair, hgsa.rawley@gmail.com
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln History Graduate Students Association invites undergraduate and graduate students to participate in the Fifteenth Annual James A. Rawley Conference in the Humanities. This conference looks to enhance the larger humanities community and welcomes submissions from those in the humanities and related fields, including but not limited to: History, Classical and Modern Languages, Classics and Religious Studies, English, Philosophy, Anthropology, Sociology, Environmental Studies, Ethnic Studies, Great Plains Studies, Latin American Studies, Medieval/Renaissance Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, and Digital Humanities.

This conference aims to encourage scholars to look at political, social, cultural, and economic conflict and resistance and to examine how conflict and resistance has shaped and changed the world. Wars, activism, political upheaval, economic fluctuations are amongst the events that influence world history. Furthermore, the conference encourages graduate studies to analyze how people have reacted to historical conflict and resisted accordingly, thus changing the course of history. Through research presented this conference will demonstrate the importance of conflict and resistance in history and how it brought us to the 21st century. This conference is designed to allow for research and examination of “Conflict and Resistance” broadly.

Additional Public Info:
Keynote Address by Dr. Guadalupe San Miguel, Jr. — Dr. San Miguel is a history professor at the University of Houston who studies U.S. History and specializes in Mexican American education and the Chicano Movement. Dr. San Miguel received his Masters and Ph.D. from Stanford University. His research focuses on the impact of politics, culture, and language on the education of Mexican Americans. His current research studies ethnicity, religion, and politics in Mexican children schooling and Latino activism in school reform. His most recent publication, Chicana/o Struggles for Education: Activism in the Community, studies educational reform and discrimination in public schools.

Luncheon Speech by Sarah Deer — Professor Sarah Deer is a professor at the University of Kansas School of Law. She received her B.A. in Women’s Studies and Philosophy at the University of Kansas and then receive her J.D. from the University of Kansas School of Law. Her research interests include Indigenous legal studies, tribal court process and procedure, violence against Native American women, federal law reform, and Indigenous feminist legal history. Her scholarship focuses on the intersection of federal Indian law and victims’ rights. Her most recent publication is The Beginning and End of Rape: Confronting Sexual Violence in Native America. Professor Deer is also the Chief Justice for Prairie Island Indian Community Court of Appeals.


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