Scholars to discuss gender and race issues

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“Eslanda: The Large and Unconventional Life of Mrs. Paul Robeson,” by Barbara Ransby, is among the books discussed at the event. (Click on photo for larger size)

A panel of scholars will gather at the University of Illinois at Chicago to talk about their recently published books on gender and race.

“A UIC Feminist Book Celebration!” is presented by the department of gender and women’s studies and UIC’s Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy.

WHEN:

Oct. 30
5 – 7 p.m.

WHERE:

Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy
412 S. Peoria St., Room 322

DETAILS:

Each author will reflect on the difference her work makes on current debates regarding race, policy, gender and feminism. Moderator for the discussion will be Beth Richie, director of the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy and professor of African American studies and criminology, law and justice.

Panelists and their book titles:

–Claire Decoteau, assistant professor of sociology, “Ancestors and Antiretrovirals: The Bio-Politics of HIV/AIDS in Post-Apartheid South Africa.”

Lorena Garcia, associate professor of sociology,” Respect Yourself, Protect Yourself: Latina Girls and Sexual Identity.”

–Anna Guevarra, associate professor and director of Asian American studies, and Nilda Flores-Gonzalez, associate professor of sociology and Latin American and Latino studies, editors of “Immigrant Women Workers in the Neoliberal Age.”

–Nadine Naber, associate professor of gender and women’s studies and Asian American studies, “Arab America: Gender, Cultural Politics, and Activism.”

–Sekile Nzinga-Johnson, assistant professor of gender and women’s studies, “Laboring Positions: Black Women, Mothering and the Academy.”

Barbara Ransby, professor of history, African-American studies, and gender and women’s studies, “Eslanda: The Large and Unconventional Life of Mrs. Paul Robeson.”

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information on this panel, call (312) 996-6339.

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