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2018 Lecture Series:

The Gallery Lecture Series highlights the breadth of interdisciplinary research and creative work found on the range of topics showcased each semester in the Haricombe Gallery. The spring 2018 series features the following KU scholars:


Tamara Falicov (Film and Media Studies) and Marta Caminero-Santangelo (Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies)

Friday, September 21 | 9:30-11:00 a.m. | Watson 3 West

Voices from Our Neighbors:  Immigration Journeys to Lawrence

This video is the result of a joint service learning course taught by Marta Caminero-Santangelo and Tamara Falicov.  In the course -- Bridging Borders:  Latin American Immigration in Literature and Film -- the students studied representations of border crossing, immigration, and culture.  Students also partnered with the nonprofit organization Centro Hispano to meet new immigrants within the Lawrence community and hear their stories.  In this lecture, Caminero-Santangelo and Falicov will discuss their course and the processes of their students in compiling these stories into a documentary.


Kathryn Vaggalis (PhD candidate, Dept. of American Studies)

Tuesday, October 30 | 2:00-3:30 p.m. | Watson 3 West

Queer Brides and Lonely Swains:  American Picture Brides and the Effects of Marriage, Race, and the Family on U.S. Immigration Policy

The stories of early twentieth century Japanese picture brides -- women in arranged marriages coming to the United States to meet the immigrant men they married by proxy -- are popularly known in memory, scholarship, and pop culture.  Less is known about their Southern European counterparts coming to the country at the same time, and to much less public outcry and legislative restrictions.  Together, their stories show the history of racial formations in the United States and the contradictory ways immigration policy has been shaped by American ideas of marriage, family, and sexuality.


For a list of previous Gallery Lecture Series events, click here.

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