2019 Year of Equity

"The Uses of Blackness in Yugoslavia: Dimensions and Legacies of an Idea"

In this talk Dr. Rucker-Chang explores the uses and meanings of "Blackness" in the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (1945-1992) and its successor states of Serbia and Montenegro. To reflect on the mechanisms of cultural and social incorporation of “Blacks” in Yugoslavia, she highlights how, in defiance to Yugoslav narratives of ethnic and racial inclusion, post-Yugoslav identity has adopted a normative ethnic value of  "whiteness" as an inalienable, exclusive feature of belonging.

 

 

Sunnie Rucker-Chang is an Assistant Professor of Slavic and East European Studies and Director of European Studies at University of Cincinnati. Her primary interests lie in cultural and racial formation(s) in the Balkans. She is a co-editor of and contributor to the book Chinese Migrants in Russia, Central Asia and Eastern Europe (Routledge, 2011). Her work has appeared in the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, Critical Romani Studies, Journal of Transatlantic Studies, and Interventions: The International Journal of Postcolonial Studies. Her co-authored book, Roma Rights and US Civil Rights: A Transatlantic Approach, is currently in press with Cambridge University Press, and her co-edited volume Balkan Migrants: to, from, and in the Balkans: Identity, Alterity, and Culture is under contract with Liverpool University Press. For the 2019-2020 academic year Sunnie will work on her monograph focusing on racial formations and Blackness in Yugoslav and post-Yugoslav space for which she has been awarded an American Association of University Women Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowship.

 

 

Sponsored by the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Department of African American and Africana Studies, Department of History, International Studies, Department of Anthropology and the College of Arts and Sciences.


Date: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Location: 
Niles Gallery
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“Panoramas, Periodicals, and Nineteenth-Century Commemoration.”

Professor Byrd is a scholar of nineteenth-century German literature who investigates how literary and print history intersect with the history of visual media. In addition to his first book, A Pedagogy of Observation: Nineteenth-Century Panoramas, German Literature, and Reading Culture (Bucknell UP, 2017), he has published on topics related to the history of books and periodicals, museum studies, environmental humanities, commemoration, and graphic novels. His research has been supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Fulbright Commission, Max Kade Foundation, Klassik Stiftung Weimar, and the Quadrangle Historical Research Foundation. He is committed to serving the profession. He was elected to be a Director-at-Large of the Goethe Society of North America (2019–22), a member of the Executive Committee of American Friends of Marbach, as well as a member of the MLA Executive Committee (2018–22) and the MLA Delegate Assembly (2018–20). He is on the German Studies Association's Program Committee (19th Century) and represents German on the ADFL Executive Committee (2020–23). He is proud to serve on the Rare Book School's NEH-Global Book History Initiative scholarship program, which helps support non-western and immigrant book history and bibliography as well as applicants from underrepresented groups who want to attend Rare Book School. He received his Ph.D. and M.A. from the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in History and German from the University of Georgia.

Date: 
Friday, December 6, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: 
Patterson Office Tower, 18th Floor
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Year of Equity Kickoff

Join us for free food, free t-shirts, and giveaways as we kick off a year that will feature a series of events looking at the history and the future of equity at the University of Kentucky and beyond. Our featured speaker Dr. George C. Wright, Distinguished Visiting Professor of HIstory, will explain why Lyman T. Johnson's successful desegregation lawsuit still matter today, 70 years later. 
Date: 
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: 
Jacobs Science Building Atrium
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