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Panel: 'States of Belonging: From Post-Fascist Germany to the Contemporary U.S.'

Event Details

November 14, 2019
6:30 pm-9:00 pm

Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies

Room: event hall

758 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA

Handicap access available
Free admission
Dina Noto

States of Belonging: From Post-Fascist Germany to the Contemporary United States

In the academic year 2019-20, the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies (IHGMS) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is hosting an interdisciplinary group of scholars from the Five Colleges to explore the topic of “Citizenship and Other States of Belonging.”  This working group meets periodically to share their collective research, questions, and interpretations of citizenship and other states of belonging through time and space. As part of the 2019-2020 “Citizenship and Other States of Belonging” program, this panel discussion with invited guest speakers Leslie Allen Adelson (Cornell University) and David Hernández (Mount Holyoke College) is open to the public.

Panel speakers:

Leslie Allen Adelson (Cornell University)

"Fritz Bauer Revisited: Alexander Kluge's Experimental German Writing on Post-Fascist States of Belonging"

Leslie A. Adelson is the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of German Studies at Cornell University. Former director of the interdisciplinary Institute for German Cultural Studies and current Chair of the Department of German Studies, she teaches modern German literature with an emphasis on literature since 1945, and transnational theories of culture, difference, migration, and futurity. 

David Hernández (Mount Holyoke College)

"Alien Incarcerations: Immigrant Detention and Lesser Citizenship"

David Hernández is Associate Professor of Latina/o Studies at Mount Holyoke College. His research focuses on immigration enforcement, the U.S. detention regime, in particular. He is completing a book on this institution titled “Alien Incarcerations: Immigrant Detention and Lesser Citizenship” for the University of California Press. He is also the co-editor of “Critical Ethnic Studies: A Reader” (Duke University Press 2016). 

This event is co-sponsored with the generous support of the Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures and Interdisciplinary Studies Institute at UMass Amherst.


From the main UMass Amherst campus, head north on North Pleasant Street. The Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies is on the left, just past the traffic circle.