Upcoming Events

American studies is pleased to announce the fall schedule for the brand new Native American and Indigenous Studies Colloquia at Brandeis. This is a great chance to build relationships and expand conversations about Indigenous issues both locally and globally. (Please note that the October 17th event listed below is not part of this Colloquia.)

Monday, October 8 (Indigenous Peoples' Day)
Screening of Dawnlanda film about the Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth & Reconciliation Commission
Followed by a discussion with:
  • Mishy Lesser, Learning Director of team behind the film and Education Fellow at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut
  • Patricia Alvarez Astacio, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Brandeis University
  • Leanne Day, Kay Fellow in Asian American Pacific Islander Studies, Brandeis University, and 
  • Lee Bloch, Kay Fellow in Native American and Indigenous Studies, Brandeis University

5 PM | Shapiro Student Center Auditorium

Cosponsored with the American Studies Program, Department of Anthropology, Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences, Education Program, Graduate Program in Coexistence and Conflict, Heller School Sankofa Community Conversations, Intercultural Center, Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Peace, Conflict and Coexistence Studies, Social Justice and Social Policy, and Department of Sociology. 

Liberal Learning: Open Minds and Open Debate. A Conversation with Robert George and Cornel West

Wednesday, October 17, 5-6:30pm, Sherman Function Hall in Hassenfeld

Note:  this event is not part of the Native American Colloquia.

Monday, October 22
"Partnerships and Educational Collaborations"
Cedric Woods, Director of the New England Institute for Native American Studies, University of Massachusetts Boston

1:00 PM | Location TBA

Friday, November 9
"Decolonizing Traditions: Native Hawaiian Women and the Question of Feminism"
J. Kēhaulani Kauanui, Professor of American Studies and Anthropology, Wesleyan University

2:30 PM | Schwartz Hall 103

Cosponsored with the Department of Anthropology