Feb. 18, 2004

Contact: Zanice Bond de Pérez, Hall Center for the Humanities, (785) 864-7884.

'Shifting Borders of Race and Identity' workshop to be at KU Feb. 23-24

LAWRENCE -- The first workshop created by a joint project between the University of Kansas and Haskell Indian Nations University will take place next week in Lawrence and will feature distinguished KU and Haskell faculty as well as visiting professors from across the country.

The two-day workshop, "Shifting Borders of Race and Identity: A Research and Teaching Project on the Native American and African American Experience," will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, at KU's Spencer Research Library and 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Feb. 24, at the Haskell Cultural Center, 155 Indian Ave. The workshop is free but preregistration is required. For more information, call (785) 864-7884 or e-mail raceid@ku.edu.

The project, supported by the Ford Foundation and housed at the KU Hall Center for the Humanities, is designed to bring scholars across disciplines to the borderlands between indigenous and African American studies, and contribute to the understanding of race, ethnicity, culture and identity. Panels at the workshop will discuss issues in research, curriculum development and the marginalization of knowledge.

Speakers include KU and Haskell professors Don Fixico, Maryemma Graham, Cornel Pewewardy, Michael Yellow Bird and Dan Wildcat. Joseph Stevenson, provost of Jackson State University in Jackson, Miss., will discuss "Methodologies for Infusing Cross-Cultural Themes in the College Curriculum," and Quintard Taylor, the Scott and Dorothy Bullitt professor of American history at the University of Washington, will discuss "Intersections Between Native American and African American History in the West."


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