What: Celebrating Equity and Diversity in Faculty Publications
When: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Where: Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120
Parking and directions: www.umn.edu/twincities/maps/EALib
Join us for a reading in celebration of equity and diversity in University of Minnesota faculty publications. Refreshments will be provided.
Brenda Child will read from her recent book “Holding Our World Together: Ojibwe Women and the Survival of the Community.” Zenzele Isoke will read from her book “Urban Black Women and the Politics of Resistance.”
Brenda J. Child is a professor of American Studies at the University of Minnesota. Her book, “Boarding School Seasons: American Indian Families, 1900-1940,” won the North American Indian Prose Award. Child was a consultant to the exhibit, “Remembering Our Indian School Days” at the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona and co-author of the book that accompanied the exhibit, “Away From Home.” Child’s newest books are “Holding Our World Together: Ojibwe Women and the Survival of Community” and “Indian Subjects: Hemispheric Perspectives on the History of Indigenous Education.” She is a member of the board of trustees of the Minnesota Historical Society and The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. She was a recipient of the University of Minnesota President’s Award for Outstanding Community Service and served as Chair of the Department of American Indian Studies (2009-12). She is also part of a research group that developed a new digital humanities project, the Ojibwe People’s Dictionary, which launched as a website in 2012. Child was born on the Red Lake Ojibwe Reservation in northern Minnesota where she is a citizen. She resides with her family in Saint Paul and Bemidji, Minnesota.
Zenzele Isoke is a professor of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies; Political Science; and African American & African Studies at the University of Minnesota. She is the author of “Urban Black Women and the Politics of Resistance.” Using intersectionality as a central analytic tool and the stories that contemporary Black women activists tell about “politics“ as her primary evidence, her book examines both the practical and discursive roles that black women activists play in hip hop politics, black queer politics, and other contemporary social movements in the U.S. She has two new articles forthcoming in “Transforming Anthropology: A Journal of Black Anthropology and Gender, Place, and Culture.” Her research focuses on black women’s politics and activism in urban spaces. Isoke teaches courses in feminist theory and methods, women and race in the U.S. gender and popular culture, and black feminist geographies. She recently began a new research project on Afro-Arab women and hip hop culture in the Dubai, UAE.
Sponsored by the University of Minnesota Libraries, the Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries, and the Institute for Diversity, Equity and Advocacy (IDEA) of the University of Minnesota Office for Equity and Diversity.