Saturday, October 19, 2013 @ Jewett Auditorium
9:30-10:00 Arrival and coffee, Jewett Auditorium Foyer
10-10:15 Welcome and opening remarks
- Prof. Yoon Sun Lee, Wellesley College
10:20-11:20 Roundtable I: What is Ethnic Studies?
How can this term be defined? What kinds of research are scholars currently doing?
- Prof. Colleen Lye, University of California, Berkeley
- Prof. Sarah Willie-LeBreton, Swarthmore College
- Prof. Michael Jeffries, Wellesley College
Moderator: Prof. Yoon Sun Lee
11:30-12:30 Roundtable II: Ethnic Studies: Theoretical and Practical Intersections
How might ethnic studies intersect with other fields of study and activism such as gender studies, disability studies, or area studies?
- Prof. Heather Love, University of Pennsylvania
- Prof. Alejandra Osorio, Wellesley College
- Prof. Jenny Musto, Wellesley College
Moderator: Prof. Michael Jeffries
12:30-1:50 Networking Lunch, Alumnae Ballroom
Tables will have discussion topics and questions to promote learning, conversation, and community building
2:00-3:00 Roundtable III: Ethnic Studies in Practice
What can we learn from the ways in which ethnic studies programs have been instituted at other universities and liberal arts colleges?
- Prof. Vince Diaz, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
- Prof. Ondine Chavoya, Williams College
- Prof. Elena Creef, Wellesley College
Moderator: Prof. Irene Mata
3:10-4:10 Roundtable IV: Ethnic Studies and Immigration
What role can ethnic studies play in larger debates about immigration and national identity?
- Prof. Lorgia Garcia-Pena, Harvard University and Freedom University
- Prof. Abel Valenzuela, University of California, Los Angeles
- Prof. Irene Mata, Wellesley College
Moderator: Prof. Elena Creef
4:15-5 Closing spoken-word performance by students