Tag: United States

The Historical Construction of Race and Racism in the US

David Roediger
White Looks: Hairy Apes, True Stories and Limbaugh's Laughs
November 10, 1995, 12:00PM, 19th Floor Van Hise
Seminar for Faculty & Students
November 14, 1995, 12:20PM, 8108 Social Science
Panel: Current Historical Approaches to Race and Racism
November 19, 1995, 12:30PM, 8417 Social Science
VHS: 11/10/1995 & 11/13/1995

Ethnicity and Gender in the Age of Globalization: The Case of Latinas/Latinos in the United States

María Patricia Fernández-Kelly
Power Surrendered, Power Restored:The Politics of Home and Work Among Latinas
March 10, 1997, 3:30PM, 8417 Social Sciences
Estrangement and Affinity: Dilemmas of Identity Among Latina/Latino Children in Southern California and South Florida
March 12, 1997, 3:30PM, 8417 Social Science
Seminar for Students and Faculty
March 13, 1997, 12:20PM, 340 Ingraham

Designs on Nature: The Politics of Biotechnology in Europe and the United States

Sheila Jasanoff
“Designs on Nature: The Politics of Biotechnology in Europe and the United States”
Thursday, April 21 2005, 4:00 pm, 8417 Social Science
The Imagined Earth: Reflections on the Human Place in Nature
Friday, April 22 2005, 3:45 pm. Grainger Hall Room 1100. Part of "Earth Day 2005:A Reconsideration of Human and Environmental Vulnerability".
Seminar for Students and Faculty
Friday, April 22 2005, 9:30 am, 4314 Social Science

Sheila Jasanoff is Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Professor Jasanoff’s research centers on the role of science and technology in the political structures of modern democratic societies, with a particular focus on the use of science in law and public policy. She has written and lectured widely on problems of environmental regulation, risk management, and biotechnology in the United States, Europe, and India. Her books on these topics include Controlling Chemicals (1985), The Fifth Branch (1990), Science at the Bar (1995), and Designs on Nature (forthcoming, 2005). Jasanoff has served on the Board of Directors of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and as President of the Society for Social Studies of Science.

The Left in the United States: What Difference Did it Make?

Michael Kazin
"American Dreamers: How the Left Changed a Nation"
Wednesday, April 18, 4pm, 8417 Social Science
“The Fate of Social Democracy in America”
Thursday, April 19, 12:20pm, Pyle Center Auditorium


MICHAEL KAZIN is a Professor in the Department of History at Georgetown University. He is an expert in U.S. politics and social movements, 19th and 20th centuries. He is the author of five books, including: A Godly Hero: The Life of William Jennings Bryan; America Divided: The Civil War of the 1960s (co-author, Maurice Isserman), now in its fourth edition; The Populist Persuasion: An American History; Barons of Labor: The San Francisco Building Trades and Union Power in the Progressive Era; and most recently, American Dreamers: How the Left Changed a Nation. He is also co-editor of "Dissent," a leading magazine of the American left since 1954.