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Ferguson and Beyond: The New Jim Crow and the Myth of Post-Racial America

Fri. Jan. 23 12:30 PM - Fri. Jan. 23 01:30 PM
Contact: Jason Hannan j.hannan@uwinnipeg.ca 204-786-9453
Location: 3C12

Please join us for DIALOGUES: an interdisciplinary discussion series
for UWinnipeg faculty, staff, and students.

We are pleased to welcome Paul Lawrie and Jenny Wills, who will
discuss the recent events in Ferguson and New York, and the larger
pattern of institutional racism and violence in North America. Brief
presentations will be followed by Q&A. Everyone is welcome to join
the discussion.

Paul Lawrie is Assistant Professor in the Department of History. His
research interests include the cultural and social history of the
United States post-1877 and African-American, labour, urban, and
disability histories. He is the author of Forging a Fit and Laboring
Race: The African American Worker in the Progressive Imagination
(Forthcoming with NYU Press).

Jenny Wills is Assistant Professor in the Department of English. Her
research interests focus on race and ethnicity, with a particular
focus on textual representations of Asian North American and African
North American identity. She is currently completing a book entitled,
Paradoxical Essentialism, which troubles the ethics of
non-essentialism (and its assumptions about the connection between
essentialism and biologism) by contrasting two bodies of North
American literature: Black slave narratives and Asian adoption
stories.