Graduate conference 2018

“Resistance in History: From Transgression to Transformation”

Friday, April 20, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Harris Hall 108 (Leopold Room), 1881 Sheridan Rd, Evanston



9:00-9:30 a.m. Coffee and Welcome

Welcome—CCHS Director Sarah Maza / Convener’s Introduction—Bonnie Ernst (CCHS T.H. Breen Fellow)

9:30-11:00 a.m. Panel One: Race, Gender, and Social Movements

Emmanuella AMOH (Illinois State University)—‘Garveyism’ Redefined: African Americans in Nkrumah’s Ghana, 1957-1966

Otis EDWARDS (HKU)—Walk This Way

Bonnie ERNST (NU)—Incarceration Reimagined: The Prisoners’ Rights Movement in Correctional Facilities for Women

Charlotte ROSEN (NU)—“The Women Are Worse Than The Men”: The Gendered     Politics of White Backlash In South Philadelphia, 1971-1982 

11:00-11:15 a.m. Coffee

11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Panel Two: War and Modernization

Thomas DAY (University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana)—America’s Maroons: The Second Maroon War in American Print Culture

Amanda KLEINTOP (NU)—“The Great Sacrifice They Have Made for the General Welfare”: White Southerners Seek Compensation for Loyal Slaveowners

Bobby TAM CHUN (HKU)—From illegitimate to recognized: Chinese burial spaces in Colonial Hong Kong under intervention and modernization (1856 -1913)

12:45-1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30-3:00 p.m. Keynote

Professor Paul Ortiz (University of Florida)—Talking Revolution Again: Political Struggles and Organizing in the Era of American Carnage

3:00-3:15 p.m. Coffee

3:15-4:45 p.m. Panel Three – Transnational Activism and Anti-Imperialism

Josh BERGERON (UIC)—“The North American Front”: Direct Action Anti-Imperialism in the Latin American Solidarity Movement, 1969-1989

Rustam KHAN (HKU)—An Unruly Frontier in the Soviet Far East: turmoil and tensions during the 1940s-1950s

Joy SALES (NU)—Kabataan (Youth): Third World Liberation and Filipino and Filipino American Students, 1964-1971

4:45 – 5:30 p.m. Reception in Harris 108