Contested American Identities: KU Scholars Address the challenge Feb. 19-Sep. 4, 2015
Haricombe Gallery, Watson Library

In keeping with KU’s Bold Aspirations strategic plan, KU Libraries are honored to showcase Contested American Identities: KU Scholars Address the Challenge, an interdisciplinary selection of KU scholarship which "informs our understanding of the important dynamics behind the development of civic communities...and the longstanding divisions that occur based upon citizenship, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, class, cultures, and religion."

Contributing Academic Departments and Institutes

Contributing Scholars (pdf)

American Studies
213 Bailey Hall 
1440 Jayhawk Blvd.

African and African-American Studies
Bailey Hall, Rm. 9
1440 Jayhawk Blvd

English
Wescoe Hall, Rm. 3001
1445 Jayhawk Blvd.

Psychology
Fraser Hall, Rm 426
1415 Jayhawk Blvd.

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Blake Hall, Rm. 318
1541 Lilac Lane

Political Science
Blake Hall, Rm. 504
1541 Lilac Lane

Geography
213 Lindley Hall
1475 Jayhawk Blvd.

Education Leadership, & Policy Studies
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Rm. 421
1122 West Campus Rd.

Curriculum and Teaching
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Rm. 321
1122 West Campus Rd.

Public Administration
Wescoe Hall, Rm. 4060
1445 Jayhawk Blvd.

Humanities and Western Civilization
Bailey Hall, Rm. 308
1440 Jayhawk Blvd.

History
3650 Wescoe Hall
1445 Jayhawk Blvd.

Sociology
Fraser Hall, Rm. 716
1415 Jayhawk Blvd.

Visual Arts
Art & Design Building, Rm. 300
1467 Jayhawk Blvd.

Multicultural Affairs
Strong Hall, rm. 133
1450 Jayhawk Blvd.

Beach Center on Disabilities
Haworth Hall, Rm. 3136
1200 Sunnyside Ave.

Contributing Image Archives and Museum Collections

University Archives, University of Kansas Libraries
Kenneth Spencer Research Library
1450 Poplar Lane

Spencer Museum of Art
1301 Mississippi St.

Dole Institute of Politics Archives
2350 Petefish Drive


Scholarship as Conversation

Educational Resources for the Contested American Identities exhibition (pdf)

The Haricombe Gallery is an ideal space to bring students where they can make connections across disciplines and participate in the practices of debate, exchange, and collaboration fundamental to the academic community. The questions provided here are meant to bring students into scholarly conversation.



Related Events

Free Speech in America: The Wilcox Collection at 50

Opens March 25, 2015 | 05:30 pm | Spencer Research Library
Runs January 26 through April 18, 2015

Libraries Lecture Series

Assistant Prof. Daniel Coburn
February 24, 2015 | 3:30 pm | Watson Library

Prof. Chuck Epp & Prof. Donna Ginther
April 2, 2015 | 3:30 p.m. | Watson Three West

Distinguished Prof. Joane Nagel & Ph. D. Candidate Pooya Naderi
April 23, 2015 | 3:30 p.m. | Watson Three West

Dole Institute of Politics

Spring 2015 Study Group: All Politics is Personal
A Gay Conservative Looks at the Culture Wars with spring fellow, Jimmy La Salvia
February 25, 2015 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm | Dole Institute of Politics

Read Across Lawrence

The Handmaid’s Tale Book Discussion with Leslie Von Holten
February 21, 2015 | 3:00pm | Decade Coffee

Musings on The Handmaid’s Tale
February 25, 2015 | 7:00 | Spencer Museum of Art, 307 Reception Room

2015 Presidential Lecture Series: The First Woman President 2.0
Part III: Women Legislative Leadership with panelists Rep. Gilda Cobb Hunter, Beka Romm & Joan Wagnon
February 24, 2015 | 7:30 pm | Dole Institute of Politics

2015 Presidential Lecture Series: The First Woman President 2.0
Part IV: Women’s Leadership on Campus: Discovering the Leader in You with KU faculty panelists Mary Banwart, Ann Cudd, & Alice Lieberman
March 4, 2015 | 7:30 pm | Dole Institute of Politics


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