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Author + Talks

Dr. Warren H. Stewart Author + Talk, 2016

Dr. Warren H. Stewart Author + Talk, 2016

Author + Talks provide opportunities for lively discussions with local and national authors on a variety of humanities topics and subjects. These programs are free and encourage an environment of learning, reflection, and conversation. Author + Talks can occur anywhere throughout the state but are most often hosted at the Ellis-Shackelford House, home of Arizona Humanities. 

Questions?

Ellie Hutchison, Programs Manager

602-257-0335 x26 or ehutchison@azhumanities.org.

Upcoming Author + Talks

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angelina-cover-designThursday, January 19, 2017
Angelina E. Castagno

When whiteness trumps good intentions: Exploring inequity, niceness, and diversity in schools

5:30 - 6:30 p.m. - Small group discussion (limited to 12 RSVPs)

6:45 - 8:30 p.m. - Presentation and Q&A

Arizona Humanities - 1242 N. Central Ave - Phoenix, AZ 85004

Free event! Light refreshments included.

What is the difference between equality and equity? How might diversity-related policies and practices shape educators’ work in schools? And how do these policies affect students? Take an up-close look at two different middle schools and explore how whiteness operates in our educational system. Examine issues of equity and diversity and begin to imagine possibilities for disrupting inequity and educating against whiteness. Dr. Angelina E. Castagno, an Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Foundations at Northern Arizona University was trained as an educational anthropologist and studies institutions, policies, and the ways students and communities engage systems of race and power.

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About Angelina E. Castagno

castagno-headshot-resizedDr. Angelina E. Castagno is an Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Foundations at Northern Arizona University. Trained as an educational anthropologist, Castagno studies institutions, policies, and the ways students and communities engage systems of race and power.  Her teaching and research center around issues of equity and diversity in U.S. schools, and she is especially interested in issues of whiteness and Indigenous education. Her work draws on Critical Race Theories, including Tribal Critical Race Theory and critical whiteness studies.  Her publications include articles in Anthropology and Education Quarterly, American Journal of Education, Journal of School Choice, Urban Review, Race and Ethnicity in Education, International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, Review of Research in Education, and Review of Educational Research. Her first monograph, Educated in whiteness: Good intentions and diversity in schools, was published in 2014 with the University of Minnesota Press. She also has a co-authored book through Jossey-Bass with Bryan Brayboy, Amy Fann, and Jessica Solyom titled Postsecondary Education for American Indian and Alaska Natives: Higher Education for Nation Building and Self-Determination.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Marlon M. Bailey

butchqueensButch Queens Up in Pumps

Arizona Humanities
1242 N. Central Ave - Phoenix, AZ 85004

Join us for a presentation and discussion with Marlon M. Bailey, Associate Professor of Women and Gender Studies at Arizona State University’s School of Social Transformation.

About Marlon’s book Butch Queens Up in Pumps:

“Butch Queens Up in Pumps examines Ballroom culture, in which inner-city LGBT individuals dress, dance, and vogue to compete for prizes and trophies. Participants are affiliated with a house, an alternative family structure typically named after haute couture designers and providing support to this diverse community. Marlon M. Bailey’s rich first-person performance ethnography of the Ballroom scene in Detroit examines Ballroom as a queer cultural formation that upsets dominant notions of gender, sexuality, kinship, and community.”

5:30 – 6:30 p.m. – Small group discussion (limited to 12 RSVPs)

6:45 – 8:30 p.m. – Talk and Q&A

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Free event! Light refreshments included.

About Marlon M. Bailey

marlon_baileyMarlon M. Bailey is an Associate Professor of Women and Gender Studies. Marlon’s book, Butch Queens Up in Pumps: Gender, Performance, and Ballroom Culture in Detroit, a performance ethnography of Ballroom culture (UM-Press, 2013), was awarded the Alan Bray Memorial Book Prize by the GL/Q Caucus of the Modern Language Association. Some of the journals in which Dr. Bailey has published are Feminist Studies, Souls, Gender, Place, and Culture, The Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, and AIDS and Patient Care. Dr. Bailey is currently conducting an ethnographic study of the impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic on Black gay subjectivity. 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Alan Gómez

Arizona Humanities
1242 N. Central Ave - Phoenix, AZ 85004

Join Dr. Alan Eladio Gómez, Borderlands Scholar/Associate Professor with the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University for a presentation and discussion. More information coming soon.

5:30 – 6:30 p.m. – Small group discussion (Limited to 12 RSVPs)

6:45 – 8:30 p.m. – Presentation and Q&A

RSVP through eventbrite at https://authortalkalangomez.eventbrite.com.

Free event! Light refreshments included.

 

About Alan Eladio Gómez

Alan Eladio Gómez (Ph.D., History, University of Texas at Austin) is a historian and Assistant Professor in the School of Justice and Social Inquiry at ASU. His research has been published in Radical History ReviewLatino Studies, Kalfou, African Identities, and edited volumes Behind Bars: Latino/as and Prison in the United States (Palgrave, 2009), and Challenging Authoritarianism in Mexico: Revolutionary Struggles and the Dirty War, 1964-1982 (Routledge, 2011). Prof. Gómez has completed a book titled, The Revolutionary Imagination of Greater Mexico: Chicana/o Radicalism, Transnational Organizing, and Social Movements in Latin America in the 1970s(forthcoming, University of Texas Press). A second book manuscript, ‘With Dignity Intact’: Rebellion, Justice, and Power in the U.S. Federal Prison System, 1969-1974 (under contract, University of Nebraska Press) is on its way. 

Past Author + Talks

2015-2016

Jan Krulick-Belin – November 2

Dr. Rashad Shabazz – October 13

Elsie M. Szecsy – September 15

Anne A. Wilson – August 23

Robert Isenberg – June 7

Meredith Whiteley – May 20

Dr. Warren H. Stewart, Sr. – January 21

Truth B. Told – December 5