Tag: 2007 Spring

Unequal Outcomes: The Production of Inequality in New Economic Times

The Havens Center Spring 2007 Visiting Scholars Program presents
Lois Weis
“Re-thinking the Intersections of Race, Class and Gender: Tracking the Making of the New White Working Class in the Final Quarter of the Twentieth Century”
Tuesday, February 20, 4:00pm, 206 Ingraham
"Engaging research across difference: Towards a critical theory of method in shifting times"
Wednesday, February 21, 4:00 pm, 8147 Social Science
Public Seminar: "Dueling banjos: Research on youth cultural vibrancy versus that on the 'sorting machine'"
Thursday, February 22, 12:20 pm, 8108 Social Science

There is one reading specifically for the Thursday seminar that is available upon request.

Lois Weis is Distinguished Professor of Sociology of Education at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. She is the author and/or editor of numerous books and articles relating to race, class, gender, schooling and the economy. Her most recent volumes include Class Reunion: The Remaking of the American White Working Class (Routledge, 2004) and Beyond Silenced Voices: Class, race and gender in United States Schools (edited with Michelle Fine, SUNY Press, 2005). She sits on numerous editorial boards and is past President of the American Educational Studies Association.

Race and Region in the Making of the Modern Right

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The Havens Center Spring 2007 Visiting Scholars Program presents
Nancy Maclean
“Freedom Is Not Enough: The Opening of the American Workplace”
Tuesday, March 20, 4pm, 206 Ingraham
“Southern Dominance in Borrowed Language: The Regional Origins of American Neo-Liberalism”
Wednesday, March 21, 4pm, 8417 Social Science
Public Seminar: “Neo-Confederacy vs. the New Deal: The Regional Utopia of the Modern American Right”
Thursday, March 22, 12:20 pm, 8108 Social Science

Nancy MacLean (Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, 1989) studies the workings of class, gender, race, and region in twentieth-century social movements and public policy. Her first book, Behind the Mask of Chivalry: The Making of the Second Ku Klux Klan (New York: Oxford University Press, 1994), was named a “noteworthy” book of the year by the New York Times Book Review, and received the Rawley Prize from the Organization of American Historians, the Owsley Prize from the Southern Historical Association, and the Rosenhaupt Award from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.
Her most recent book is Freedom Is Not Enough: The Opening of the American Workplace (Harvard University Press, 2006). The recipient of an Outstanding Book Award from the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights, the book demonstrates the centrality of the fight for jobs and justice to the black freedom movement, the Mexican American civil rights movement, and the feminist movement, as it reveals new dimensions of conservative opposition to all three. Advancing a new interpretation of U.S. history over the last fifty years, it
shows how the interactions between these groups changed the country.
She is currently completing two books for course use. The Modern Women’s Movement: A Brief History with Documents (Bedford/St. Martin’s, forthcoming 2007), and Debating the Conservative Movement: 1945 to the Present, with Donald T. Critchlow (Rowman & Littlefield, forthcoming 2008). Her articles have appeared in Feminist Studies, Gender & History, In These Times, Labor, Labor History, the Journal of American History, The Nation, and the OAH Magazine of History. A recipient of fellowships from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the Russell Sage Foundation, as well as Northwestern’s Institute for Policy Research and Kaplan Humanities Center, she is one of the department’s several Charles Deering McCormick Professors of Teaching Excellence. MacLean also serves as co-chair of the Chicago Center for Working-Class Studies.

On Intersectionalities, Diasporas, and Inequalities

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The Havens Center Spring 2007 Visiting Scholars Program and the UW Global Studies Program present
Rose Brewer
Theory and Practice Binds in Intersectional Analyses: Race, Class, and Gender
Tuesday March 27, 4pm, 206 Ingraham
African Diasporas: Shifting Class, Nation, Gender, and Race Realities in the "New Global Order"
Wednesday, March 28, 4pm, 8417 Social Science
State Policies and the U. S. Racial Wealth Divide: African Americans, Native Americans, Latinos and Asians
Thursday, March 29, 12:20 pm, 8146 Social Science

Dr. Rose M. Brewer is Professor, Morse-Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor, and past chair of the African American & African Studies Department at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Professor Brewer also holds affiliated appointments in the Departments of Sociology and Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies. She received her M.A and Ph.D degrees in Sociology from Indiana University, and did post-doctoral studies at the University of Chicago. She has written extensively on black families, race, class and gender, and public policy, publishing over 40 refereed journal articles, book chapters, and scholarly essays in these areas. She is the editor with Lisa Albrecht of Bridges of Power: Women’s Multicultural Alliances. She is also co-editor of Is Academic Feminism Dead?: Theory in Practice (New York University Press, 2000), with the Social Justice Group, Center for Advanced Feminist Studies, University of Minnesota. Her most recent co-authored book is The Color of Wealth (The New Press, 2006), which was selected as one of the top l0 books for 2006, receiving the Gustavus-Meyers Book Award for best books on bigotry and human rights.

Professor Brewer’s commitment to undergraduate education and her scholarly achievements have been widely recognized. She is one of ten University of Minnesota faculty recipients of the Morse-Alumni Teaching Award for Teaching Excellence and Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education. She has also received the African American Learning Resources Center Award for Teaching Excellence, among numerous other awards. In 1999 she was inducted into the National Academy of Distinguished Teachers, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Professor Brewer has spent over a decade working on curriculum transformation and progressive pedagogy, and consults nationally on issues of race, class, and gender in the curriculum.

Rose Brewer defines herself as a scholar-activist. For over a decade, she has been a member of the board of Project South: Institute for the Elimination of Poverty and Genocide. She has also served on the board of United for a Fair Economy, and is a founding member of the Black Radical Congress.

The U.S. South, the Nation, and the World, 1919-1949

The Havens Center Spring 2007 Visiting Scholars Program presents
Glenda Gilmore
“When Jim Crow Met Karl Marx”
Tuesday, April 17, 4pm, 206 Ingraham
“The Nazis and Dixie: African Americans and Fascism”
Wednesday, April 18, 4pm, 8417 Social Science
Public Seminar: “Guerrillas in the Good War”
Thursday, April 19, 12:20pm, 8108 Social Science

Readings available upon request

Glenda E. Gilmore is the Peter V. and C. Vann Woodward Professor of History at Yale University and currently the John Hope Franklin Senior Fellow at the National Humanities Center. Her new book Defying Dixie: The Radical Roots of Civil Rights will appear in fall of 2007 from W. W. Norton & Company. Her book Gender and Jim Crow: Women and the Politics of White Supremacy in North Carolina, 1986-1920 won Frederick Jackson Turner Award, the James A. Rawley Prize, the Julia Cherry Spruill Prize, and the Heyman Prize. She has appeared frequently on NPR and in PBS Documentaries. Gilmore has won fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, and the Institute for Advanced Study at Radcliffe at Harvard University.

On Jim Crow and the Liberal Tradition

The Havens Center Spring 2007 Visiting Scholars Program presents
Ira Katznelson
“When Affirmative Action was White”
Tuesday, May 8, 7pm, Pyle Center Room 313
“Southern Nation: Did a ‘Solid South’ Shape American Political Development?”
Wednesday, May 9, 4pm, 8147 Social Science
Public Seminar
Thursday, May 10, 12:20pm, 8108 Social Science

Ira Katznelson (Ph.D., Cambridge University, 1969) is an Americanist whose work has straddled comparative politics and political theory, as well a political and social history. He returned in the Fall 1994 to Columbia, where he had been an assistant and associate professor from 1969-1974. In the interim, he taught at the University of Chicago, chairing its department of political science from 1979 to 1982, and the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research, where he was Dean from 1983-1989. His most recent books are When Affirmative Action Was White (2005), and Desolation and Enlightenment: Political Knowledge after Total War, Totalitarianism, and the Holocaust (2003). Other books include Black Men, White Cities (1973), City Trenches (1981), Schooling for All (with Margaret Weir, 1985), Marxism and the City (1992), and Liberalism’s Crooked Circle (1996). He has co-edited Working Class Formation (with Aristide Zolberg, 1986), Paths of Emancipation: Jews, States, and Citizenship (with Pierre Birnbaum, 1995), Shaped by War and Trade: International Influences on American Political Development (with Martin Shefter, 2002), Political Science: The State of the Discipline, Centennial Edition (with Helen Milner, 2002), and Preferences and Situations: Points of Intersection Between Historical and Rational Choice Institutionalism (with Barry Weingast, 2005). Professor Katznelson is President of the American Political Science Association for 2005-2006. Previously, he served as President of the Politics and History Section of APSA, President of the Social Science History Association, and Chair of the Russell Sage Foundation Board of Trustees. He has been a Guggenheim Fellow, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society.