Annual Lectures and Speakers
Julie Sze presents Spring 2015 lecture: Environmental Justice in the Anthropocene
On April 20, the American Studies hosted a talk by Professor Julie Sze of the University of California, Davis. Sze spoke on “Environmental Justice in the Anthropocene.” She described her ongoing research on Kivalina, Alaska, a town 80 miles north of the Arctic Circle. Due to the effects of climate change, Kivalina is expected to be underwater by 2025.
Collected Stories and Twice-Told Tales 2015
This spring, the department’s graduate students spearheaded the annual Collected Stories and Twice-Told Tales conference. It was an intellectually exciting day-long event which included presentations by undergraduates, MA students, and PhD students, as well as commentary by faculty. Every year, GW’s graduate students organize the Collected Stories and Twice-Told Tales conference which brings together students and faculty to present, listen and debate. The conference includes undergraduate, master’s and PhD students from our department and others.
Robin Bernstein Delivers Collected Stories 2015 Address: Resistance, Not Psychological Damage
At this year's Collected Stories Conference, Dr. Robin Bernstein (Harvard University) delivered the address, "Resistance, Not Psychological Damage: Re-Evaluating the Clark Doll Tests," a reinterpretation of the famous experiments that found that racism had created psychological damage in black children. Bernstein's captivating lecture focused on the Clark Doll tests, a series of experiments performed in the mid-20th century by psychologists Dr. Kenneth Clark and Dr. Mamie Clark.