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February Leaders' Meeting

Sunday, February 9, 2020 - 11:00am

Uptown Campus
The Commons Room 333
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Our February leaders' meeting topic is about strategic planning and preparing for leadership transitions. Each full student organization should have at least 1-2 representatives present, though more are welcome to attend. 

 

Fridays at Newcomb: Maya Survivors' Decolonial Struggle After the Acteal Massacre

Friday, November 8, 2019 - 12:00pm

Uptown Campus
Newcomb Institute, The Commons, Diboll Gallery
43 Newcomb Place, New Orleans, LA, , ,

Fridays at Newcomb is a lecture series featuring speakers across disciplines that provides students with the opportunity to learn about subjects outside of their majors. The events are held in the Diboll Gallery at Newcomb Institute, on the third floor of The Commons - lunch is provided and the event is free and open to the public.___________Fridays at Newcomb: Maya Survivors' Decolonial Struggle After the Acteal Massacre
Claudia Chávez Argüelles is a lawyer and an anthropologist from Mexico City. She recently joined the Department of Anthropology at Tulane University as an Assistant Professor after being an Assistant Professor at Humboldt State University and a Research Fellow at the University of California - San Diego’s Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies.
Dr. Chávez earned her Ph.D. in Anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin, in the Activist Anthropology Track, with a graduate portfolio in Native American and Indigenous Studies. Her areas of specialization include the anthropology of law and the state, indigenous politics, collaborative research methodologies, and the intersection of racism, political violence, and feminicide in Latin America. She has been a Fulbright Fellow and has engaged in ethnographic research in Mexico with grants awarded by the Wenner-Gren Foundation, the Social Science Research Council (SSRC), and the National Council of Science and Technology in Mexico (CONACyT), among others.
Chávez's current research investigates the production of the “legal truth” in the case of the Acteal Massacre (Chiapas, 1997) and analyzes what indigenous survivors’ struggles for justice reveal about the politics of truth and memory in the post-multicultural era.

Fridays at Newcomb: Safer Bars - Help is on the House

Friday, October 4, 2019 - 12:00pm

Uptown Campus
Newcomb Institute, The Commons, Diboll Gallery
43 Newcomb Place, New Orleans, LA, , ,

Fridays at Newcomb is a lecture series featuring speakers across disciplines that provides students with the opportunity to learn about subjects outside of their majors. The events are held in the Diboll Gallery at Newcomb Institute, on the third floor of The Commons - lunch is provided and the event is free and open to the public.___________Fridays at Newcomb: Safer Bars - Help is on the House
Mary Koss, PhD, is a Regents’ Professor in the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health at the University of Arizona. She published the first national study on sexual assault among college students in 1987, which is the subject of the newly released I Never Called it Rape: The Ms. Report on Recognizing, Fighting and Surviving Date and Acquaintance Rape.
Koss' current projects are two randomized trials evaluations of sexual assault prevention: Safer Bars (NIAAA) and E-AAA (a program enhanced with self-defense) (Arnold Ventures Foundation of Canada). She was the principal investigator of the RESTORE Program; the first restorative justice program for sex crimes among adults that was quantitatively evaluated (CDC). She has received the Award for Distinguished Contributions to Research in Public Policy (2000), the Award for Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology (2017), and the Carolyn Wood Sherif Award for Sustained Contributions to Psychology of Women.

Fridays at Newcomb: Elite Schools and Opting-In

Friday, September 27, 2019 - 12:00pm

Uptown Campus
Newcomb Institute, The Commons, Diboll Gallery
43 Newcomb Place, New Orleans, LA, , ,

Fridays at Newcomb is a lecture series featuring speakers across disciplines that provides students with the opportunity to learn about subjects outside of their majors. The events are held in the Diboll Gallery at Newcomb Institute, on the third floor of The Commons - lunch is provided and the event is free and open to the public.___________Fridays at Newcomb: Elite Schools and Opting-In
Elliott Isaac is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Tulane University. His fields of interest are public and labor economics, with a focus on the treatment of the family in tax and transfer systems, marriage and divorce decisions, and labor supply.
Isaac's recent projects cover the effects of joint taxation on the labor supply of same-sex married couples, marriage and divorce responses to taxes and transfers, and the effects of college selectivity on women’s marriage and career outcomes.

Fridays at Newcomb: Psychiatry and the Archives of Modern Sexuality

Friday, September 20, 2019 - 12:00pm

Uptown Campus
Newcomb Institute, The Commons, Diboll Gallery
43 Newcomb Place, New Orleans, LA, , ,

Fridays at Newcomb is a lecture series featuring speakers across disciplines that provides students with the opportunity to learn about subjects outside of their majors. The events are held in the Diboll Gallery at Newcomb Institute, on the third floor of The Commons - lunch is provided and the event is free and open to the public.___________Fridays at Newcomb: Psychiatry and the Archives of Modern Sexuality 
Regina Kunzel holds the Doris Stevens Chair and is Professor of History and Gender and Sexuality Studies at Princeton University. Her work focuses on histories of sexuality in carceral spaces, and on the twined histories of sexual deviance and normalcy.
Kunzel’s most recent book, Criminal Intimacy: Prison and the Uneven History of Modern American Sexuality (Univ. of Chicago Press, 2008), received many awards including the Lambda Literary Award, the American Historical Association’s John Boswell Prize, and the MLA’s Alan Bray Memorial Book Award. She is also the author of Fallen Women, Problem Girls: Unmarried Mothers and the Professionalization of Social Work, 1890 to 1945 (Yale Univ. Press, 1993), as well as articles on transgender studies, disability studies, the history of prison sexual culture, single pregnancy, and gender and professionalization.
Kunzel has received fellowships from the ACLS, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Stanford Humanities Center, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

Fridays at Newcomb: A Restorative Justice Approach to Campus Sexual Harm

Friday, November 22, 2019 - 12:00pm

Uptown Campus
Newcomb Institute, The Commons, Diboll Gallery
43 Newcomb Place, New Orleans, LA, , ,

Fridays at Newcomb is a lecture series featuring speakers across disciplines that provides students with the opportunity to learn about subjects outside of their majors. The events are held in the Diboll Gallery at Newcomb Institute, on the third floor of The Commons - lunch is provided and the event is free and open to the public.___________David Karp is a professor and director of the Center for Restorative Justice in the School of Leadership and Education Sciences at the University of San Diego. His current scholarship focuses on restorative justice in community and educational settings.
For his work on campus restorative justice, DAvid was the recipient of the 2019 Leadership and Innovation Award from the National Association of Community and Restorative Justice as well as the 2011 Donald D. Gehring Award from the Association for Student Conduct Administration. David has published more than one hundred academic papers and six books, including The Little Book of Restorative Justice for Colleges and Universities, Wounds That Do Not Bind: Victim-Based Perspectives on the Death Penalty and The Community Justice Ideal.
He serves on the Board of Directors for the National Association for Community and Restorative Justice, and previously served as Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Professor of Sociology at Skidmore College. David received a BA in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of California at Berkeley, and a PhD in Sociology from the University of Washington.

Fridays at Newcomb: Alice in Pornoland - Curious Recoveries of Feminine Agency in Neo-Victorian Porn

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 12:00pm

Uptown Campus
Newcomb Institute, The Commons, Diboll Gallery
43 Newcomb Place, New Orleans, LA, , ,

Fridays at Newcomb is a lecture series featuring speakers across disciplines that provides students with the opportunity to learn about subjects outside of their majors. The events are held in the Diboll Gallery at Newcomb Institute, on the third floor of The Commons - lunch is provided and the event is free and open to the public.___________Laura Helen Marks is a Professor of Practice in English at Tulane. Her work on pornographic genre, adaptation, and neo-Victorian studies has appeared in Sexualities, Porn Studies, Salon, Feminist Media Histories, The Journal of Cinema and Media Studies, and many edited collections such as From Porno Chic to the Sex Wars and Menstruation Now.
Marks is also a contributor to the adult film oral history podcast, The Rialto Report, and has served as an expert for mainstream media outlets including the BBC and Motherboard. Her book, Alice in Pornoland: Hardcore Encounters With the Victorian Gothic, was published by Illinois University Press in 2018 and has been nominated for the MLA Prize for a First Book and the SCMS First Book Prize.

Fridays at Newcomb: Antiblackness and the Politics of Pleasure

Friday, October 25, 2019 - 12:00pm

Uptown Campus
Newcomb Institute, The Commons, Diboll Gallery
43 Newcomb Place, New Orleans, LA, , ,

Fridays at Newcomb is a lecture series featuring speakers across disciplines that provides students with the opportunity to learn about subjects outside of their majors. The events are held in the Diboll Gallery at Newcomb Institute, on the third floor of The Commons - lunch is provided and the event is free and open to the public.___________Selamawit D. Terrefe is an Assistant Professor of African American literature and culture in the Department of English at Tulane, where she also holds affiliations with the Africana Studies Program and Stone Center for Latin American Studies. Before coming to Tulane, Terrefe was a postdoctoral fellow in Black Atlantic Studies at the University of Bremen, Germany, in the department of English Speaking Cultures.
She has presented internationally at workshops at the Tate Modern in London, the Max Plank institute in Goettingen, Germany, and Rhodes University in South Africa, and has publications in The Feminist Wire, Theory and Event, Rhizomes, and forthcoming with Random House’s One World Print.
As a critical theorist and scholar of Global Black literary, visual, and cultural studies, her goal is to foreground the vibrancy of Black aesthetics without reinscribing a chimeric value to the political import of Black radical intellectual and social life. Attending to the intersections between race and gender, popular culture and fantasy, and violence and desire, she deploys multidisciplinary interventions to generate alternative paradigms of thought regarding race, sex, gender, the Black intramural, and revolutionary politics.

Fridays at Newcomb: Reproductive Justice Organizing in Louisiana

Friday, October 18, 2019 - 12:00pm

Uptown Campus
Newcomb Institute, The Commons, Diboll Gallery
43 Newcomb Place, New Orleans, LA, , ,

Fridays at Newcomb is a lecture series featuring speakers across disciplines that provides students with the opportunity to learn about subjects outside of their majors. The events are held in the Diboll Gallery at Newcomb Institute, on the third floor of The Commons - lunch is provided and the event is free and open to the public.___________For more than 25 years, Deon Haywood has worked as a human rights defender and advocate for Black women, working class and low-income women, and LGBTQ communities in the Deep South. As the Executive Director of Women With A Vision (WWAV) in New Orleans, she led the organization after Hurricane Katrina in successfully changing the “crime against nature” statute being used to criminalize street-based sex work, thereby securing the removal of more than 800 people from the Louisiana sex offender registry. Through her relentless advocacy, she has grown WWAV into a leading voice on Black women and criminalization in the American South, advancing community-led policy solutions on the international and national stages and at home in Louisiana. In 2018, she was appointed to the New Orleans Human Relations Commission to advance the body’s work on Human Rights and Equity.
Lakeesha Harris is the Reproductive Justice and Sexual Health Program Manager at WWAV. As a community healer, Lakeesha’s primary focus is on centering the complete health and health care access for Black people, specifically queer and trans Black people, who are often shut out of services that are culturally affirming, financially accessible, and whole being centered. Lakeesha holds a bachelor’s degree in Women and Gender Studies from Northeastern Illinois University and master’s level credits in Political Science. She is a playwright whose collaborative political literary work, Spirit House, was commissioned by the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center for the educational engagement and healing of the community. As a practicing healer, her work has spanned more than two decades and evolved from her roots as a Certified Nurse Assistant, Doula, Apprentice Midwife and Community Health Worker.

Fridays at Newcomb: Disability and Reality Television

Friday, September 13, 2019 - 12:00pm

Uptown Campus
Newcomb Institute, Diboll Gallery
43 Newcomb Place The Commons Suite 301, New Orleans, LA, , ,

Dr. Krystal Cleary is a Professor of Practice in the Department of Communication and Program of Gender and Sexuality Studies at Tulane University. Her research and teaching interests include disability studies, media studies, and intersectional feminist and queer theory. Her current project considers how the legacy of the American freak show is being restaged and revised in contemporary media texts with a focus on disability as an analytic in reality television. Dr. Cleary's work has appeared in Disability Studies Quarterly, Feminist Media Histories, and the edited collection Disability Media Studies (NYU Press, 2017). 

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