Events listed are reflective of present semester.
Tuesday, September 18, 11:10am ~ Fall Majors Meeting ~ Peirce Lounge [PRC 109]
Friday, October 12, 4:00-5:00pm ~ Family Weekend Reception ~ MAC at the KAC
Friday, December 7, 3:30-4:45pm ~ Seitz Holiday Cookie Break ~ Seitz Lounge
"White Like Her: My Family’s Story of Race and Racial Passing" is the story of Gail Lukasik’s mother’s “passing,” Gail’s struggle with the shame of her mother’s choice, and her subsequent journey of self-discovery and redemption.
In the historical context of the Jim Crow South, Gail explores her mother’s decision to pass, how she hid her secret even from her own husband, and the price she paid for choosing whiteness.
Haunted by her mother’s fear and shame, Gail embarks on a quest to uncover her mother’s racial lineage, tracing her family back to eighteenth-century colonial Louisiana. In coming to terms with her decision to publicly “out” her mother, Gail changed how she looks at race and heritage.
The History Department welcomes Pedro Cantisano, Visiting Assistant Professor Latin America for the 2018-19 academic year.
Areas of Expertise for Professor Cantisano are: Latin American, Brazil, Legal History, and Urban History.
Professor Cantisano's Spring 2019 Courses are: HIST 121 ~ Modern Latin America,
HIST 291 ~ Special Topics: The Environmental History of Latin America, and
HIST 387.02 ~ Practice and Theory of History
Course Description for HIST 291 - Special Topics: The Environmental History of Latin America
This course explores how people of various ethnic and social backgrounds, governments, civil society organizations, and private companies have imagined, explored, degraded, and conserved the environment in Latin America. We will start with how the region’s indigenous peoples have conceived their relationship to nature, and how that was impacted by European arrival in 1492. Following this initial moment of “ecological colonialism,” we will study how nineteenth and early-twentieth century capitalist export economies changed the environment through commodity extraction, large infrastructure projects such as the Panama Canal, and the redevelopment of cities. Finally, we will turn to the late twentieth and twentieth-first centuries, when social and political movements sought to redefine local, national, and regional environmental problems. Among other themes, we are going to read about enclave economies, hurricanes, deforestation, the creation of national parks, and the politics of access to water.
Professor Dawn Chisebe
Professor Chisebe's Spring 2019 Course is: HIST 146 ~ Modern Africa in the History Department at Kenyon. Areas of Expertise for Professor Chisebe are: African History, The history of HIV, Atlantic World Slavery, Black Women in the Atlantic World, African American History, Diasporic History
Professor Lauren Henry
Professor Henry's Spring 2019 Course is: HIST 235: Modern France in the History Department at Kenyon. Areas of Expertise for Professor Henry are: French and Modern European History.
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