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Alma Mater Room, I-Hotel and Conference Center,
Co-organized by the Unit for Criticism & Interpretive Theory, Latina/Latino Studies, and Social Dimensions of Environmental Policy, with the co-sponsorship support of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; the Center for Advanced Study; the department of French/French@Illinois; Women & Gender in Global Perspectives; the departments of English, Gender & Women's Studies, and Anthropology; the Trowbridge Initiative in American Cultures; the departments of African American Studies and Sociology; the Program in Comparative & World Literature; the European Union Center via US Dept. of Education Title VI; and the departments of Political Science and History.
This conference keynote lectures by Didier Fassin (Institute for Advanced Study) and Patricia Williams (Columbia Law), and papers by Angelique Haugerud (Rutgers), Toussaint Losier (Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Associate, Illinois), Laura Pulido (USC), Mary Romero (Arizona State), Kalyanakrishnan Sivaramakrishnan (Yale), Margaret Somers (Michigan), Siobhan Somerville (Illinois), and Jeremy Varon (New School).
The conference begins on Friday, May 9, with opening remarks at 9:45 a.m., by Lauren M.E. Goodlad, Director of the Unit for Criticism/English. Keynote lectures or sessions continue until 1:15 p.m., when an hour-long lunch break takes place. Panel sessions resume from 2:15-5:30 p.m.
On Saturday, the conference resumes at 11 a.m. with remarks by J.B. Capino, Unit for Criticism/English, followed by a keynote talk by Patricia Williams, Columbia University. Lunch will take place from 12:45-1:45 p.m., followed by a panel from 1:45-3:15 p.m., and a closing roundtable from 3:30-5:00 p.m.
SLCL sponsors include Department of French/French@Illinois and the Program in Comparative and World Literature.