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2019-2020 Five College Working Group 

"Citizenship and Other States of Belonging"

In the academic year 2019-2020, the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies (IHGMS) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst will bring together an interdisciplinary group of scholars from the Five Colleges to explore the topic of “Citizenship and Other States of Belonging.” The project organizers are Aviva Ben-Ur, Professor in the Department of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies, and Luis A. Marentes, Associate Professor in the Program in Spanish and Portuguese, both at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Project description (pdf)

IHGMS Fellows will collectively select and read key primary and secondary source documents, will have opportunities to present their works in progress, and will interact with outside scholars, who will be supported out of a small budget for invited guest speakers.

The 2019-20 Five College Working Group includes:

Stephanie Fetta
Associate Professor, Latin@/x Literature and Cultures
Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
UMass Amherst

Ela Gezen
Associate Professor of German
Department of Languages Literatures and Cultures, German and Scandinavian Studies
UMass Amherst

Rachel Green
Assistant Professor of Israel/Palestine Studies
Program in Comparative Literature
Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
UMass Amherst

Jim Wald
Associate Professor of History
Hampshire College

Seminar Schedule:
Thursday, September 12, 6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 10, 6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 14, 6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.—panel discussion (open to public, info below)
Thursday, December 12, 6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 13, 6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 12, 6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 2, 6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.—panel discussion with outside speakers: TBD
Thursday, May 14, 6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Public event on Thursday, November 14, 6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m
States of Belonging: From Post-Fascist Germany to the Contemporary United States
Panel discussion with Leslie Allen Adelson (Cornell University) and David Hernández (Mount Holyoke College).