Conference Schedule

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



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