News and Events

Study Abroad in Argentina during the Spring 2018 Semester

STPEC is offering a social studies Semester Abroad in Argentina through the Universidad Nacional de San Martin (UNSAM) during the Spring 2018 semester. This program offers a unique opportunity for immersion in Buenos Aires, with classes in English.

STPEC Student Spotlight

STPEC Junior Ashley Everson secures Commonwealth Honors College funding to work as a Research Assistant for STPEC Associate Director Graciela Monteagudo. Ashley will assist Monteagudo with research covering social movements that use direct action in the struggle against femicides in Argentina. The reasearch will be presented at the upcoming International Annual Congress of Latin American Studies Association (LASA) in Barcelona, Spain, as part of a panel that has just been selected by the Gender and Feminisms Section of LASA for sponsorship. Congratulations Ashley! 

White Supremacy in the Age of Terror

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
What does the anthropology of white supremacy have to say about the Global War on Terror? Junaid Rana will discuss the concepts of racial becoming and racial infrastructure as part of an ethnographic description of everyday life in a working class Pakistani neighborhood in New York. More broadly this work examines how white supremacy has conjured Islam and Muslims as an object of racecraft that under current rubrics of policing solidify a wide range of law enforcement of communities of color.
Bernie Dallas Room in Goodall Hall

US Neoslavery: a History of the Prison Industrial Present

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Dennis Childs will speak on "US Neoslavery: a History of the Prison Industrial Present." Dennis Childs is Associate Professor of African American Literature and an affiliate faculty member of the Department of Ethnic Studies and Critical Gender Studies at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He currently serves as Director of UCSD's African American Studies Program, and faculty advisor for Students Against Mass Incarceration--a student organized prison abolitionist organization. He is the author of a recently published book entitled, Slaves of the State: Black Incarceration from the Chain Gang to the Penitentiary (University of Minnesota Press, 2015), a work of cultural history that deals with the connections between chattel slavery and Black prison slavery from the late nineteenth century through the prison industrial complex. As a scholar-activist, he has worked with various prison abolitionist and social justice organizations including Critical Resistance, the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, All of Us or None, and the Chicano Mexicano Prison Project. In terms of research posts, most recently he was Scholar-in-Residence at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem, New York, and a recipient of a postdoctoral fellowship in African American Literature at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. Co-sponsors of this event are the American Studies Program, the Department of English, the Feinberg Family Distinguished Lecture Series and the Department of History.
Bernie Dallas Room, Goodell Building