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Newcomb Mondays

Monday, February 11, 2019 - 12:30pm

Uptown Campus
7025 Freret Street

Come over to the NCI House (7025 Freret St.) anytime between 12:30-1:30 PM to have lunch and meet fellow students and NCI staff. This program is open to all students. Students are also welcomed and encouraged to study at the NCI House anytime we are open. Food will be supplied until it runs out. 

In the Shadows of Slavery and Colonialism: A Symposium on Intersectionality and the Law

Friday, February 8, 2019 - 8:30am

Uptown Campus
Anna Many Lounge, Caroline Richardson Building, 62 Newcomb Place

Featuring Dorothy Roberts of the University of Pennsylvania, Marisa J. Fuentes of Rutgers University, and Deirdre Cooper Owens of Queens College of the City University of New York.  
Newcomb College Institute of Tulane University
Anna Many Lounge, Caroline Richardson Building
Tulane University, New Orleans
We would like to invite the Tulane and New Orleans communities to join Newcomb College Institute (NCI) for this day-long symposium, which provides an opportunity for researchers affiliated with NCI to engage with distinguished scholars in their field around the legal and political legacies of slavery and colonialism through an intersectional lens.  
The researchers for the 2019 symposium are scholars who have been NCI postdoctoral fellows in the past two years. The Symposium theme was selected based on shared issues in the work of these researchers. They are Dr. Bonnie Lucero of the University of Houston and Dr. Emma Shakeshaft of the ACLU of Wisconsin, both of whom were Law & Society Fellows at NCI from 2017-2018, and Dr. Maria R. Montalvo, NCI’s 2018-2019 Bonquois Fellow in Women’s History in the Gulf South.
NCI has been awarded a Carol Lavin Bernick Faculty Grant from Tulane to host this inaugural symposium with the hope and intention that it will become a biennial event.  In 2016 the Carol Lavin Bernick Family Foundation initiated this unique grant program to support the research and teaching of Tulane faculty.
This year’s symposium will consist of three sessions, each of which includes a discussion between one NCI researcher, her chosen distinguished scholar, and the audience.  The researchers will prepare papers in advance for these sessions. (RSVP below to receive copies of pre-circulated materials.)
The symposium will also include a Fridays at Newcomb lunchtime panel with all three invited scholars. The panel will be moderated by Tulane Professor Laura Rosanne Adderley and will explore the usefulness of intersectionality as a theoretical framework for revealing the legacies of slavery and colonialism. Fridays at Newcomb is a lecture series with speakers across disciplines that provides students with the opportunity to learn about subjects outside of their majors. Lunch is provided at every Fridays at Newcomb lecture and they are each free and open to the public.
The schedule will be as follows:
8:30-8:45am - Tulane President Michael Fitts has been invited to give opening remarks
8:45 – 10:00 am – Bonnie Lucero and Deirdre Cooper Owens, a conversation about Dr. Lucero’s paper, “Reproducing Racial Hierarchy in Cuba’s Slave Society.” RSVP recommended.
10:15 – 11:30am – Emma Shakeshaft and Dorothy Roberts, a conversation about Dr. Shakeshaft’s paper, “Race, Membership, and Sovereignty: the Benefits of Using a Comparative Approach When Analyzing Race in Transracial Adoption Cases.“ RSVP recommended.
12:00pm – 1:00pm – Fridays at Newcomb, “In the Shadows of Slavery and Colonialism: The Uses of Intersectionality,“ Dorothy Roberts, Marisa Fuentes, and Deirdre Cooper Owens, moderated by Laura Rosanne Adderley, Associate Professor of History and Director of Africana Studies at Tulane University
1:30pm – 2:45 – Maria R. Montalvo and Marisa J. Fuentes, a conversation about Dr. Montalvo’s paper, “The Burden of Proof: Race, Freedom, and Litigation in the 1800s.”  RSVP recommended.
RSVP Information
In order to ensure the highest quality of engagement with each scholar’s work, NCI will collect RSVPs and will make the research essays available in advance to those who plan to attend the symposium sessions.  Note that no RSVP is necessary for attendance at the Fridays at Newcomb lunchtime panel. 
RSVP Here

Newcomb College Institute Info Session

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 1:00pm

Uptown Campus
7025 Freret Street

Come to an NCI Information Session to learn more about the NCI summer internship grant, research grants, PLEN grants, the NCI Women to Women Mentoring Program, and more. The sessions are at the NCI House (7025 Freret) on the second floor in the Wisdom Dining Room.

Fridays at Newcomb: Regina Kunzel

Friday, February 1, 2019 - 12:00pm

Uptown Campus
Anna Many Lounge

Title: “In Treatment: Psychiatry and the Archives of Modern Sexuality”
Bio: 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.

Krewe de Newcomb

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 4:00pm

Uptown Campus
Josephine Louise Ballroom

Celebrate the carnival season and discover how to get involved with Newcomb College Institute! Come learn about our internships and more than 20 student organizations. You’ll have a chance to meet student leaders, join student groups, and sample over a dozen different flavors of king cake.

Newcomb Mondays

Monday, January 28, 2019 - 12:30pm

Uptown Campus
7025 Freret Street

Come over to the NCI House (7025 Freret St.) anytime between 12:30-1:30 PM to have lunch and meet fellow students and NCI staff. This program is open to all students. Students are also welcomed and encouraged to study at the NCI House anytime we are open. Food will be supplied until it runs out. 

Newcomb College Institute Info Session

Monday, January 28, 2019 - 12:00pm

Uptown Campus
7025 Freret Street

Come to an NCI Information Session to learn more about the NCI summer internship grant, research grants, PLEN grants, the NCI Women to Women Mentoring Program, and more. The sessions are at the NCI House (7025 Freret) on the second floor in the Wisdom Dining Room.

Fridays at Newcomb: Maria Montalvo

Friday, January 25, 2019 - 12:00pm

Uptown Campus
Anna Many Lounge

Title: "The Archive of the Enslaved: Power Enslavement, and the Production of the Past"
During this presentation, Dr. Montalvo will discuss her current book project, The Archive of the Enslaved: Power Enslavement, and the Production of the Past, a legal history of slavery, capitalism, and freedom that narrows in the everyday business of slavery in the antebellum courtroom to examine the relationship between the production of property and the production of the past.
Maria R. Montalvo is the Bonquois Postdoctoral Fellow in Women’s History in the Gulf
South at Newcomb College Institute. She will be joining the History Department at Emory
University as an Assistant Professor in August 2019. Her scholarship centers on the legal history
of slavery, capitalism, and freedom in the nineteenth-century United States. She is currently
working on transforming her dissertation into a manuscript, tentatively titled The Archive of the
Enslaved: Power, Enslavement, and the Production of the Past. A native of Rio Grande City,
Texas, she earned her bachelor’s degree in Plan II and History from the University of Texas at
Austin in 2012, her master’s in History from Rice University in 2014, and her Ph.D. in History
from Rice University in 2018.

Conceiving Equity: Featuring the Annual Roe v. Wade Lecture with Yana Rodgers

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 6:00pm

Uptown Campus
Lavin- Bernick Center, 203 Stibbs

From 6 to 7 p.m., there will be a reception and exhibit of poster presentations by NCI’s reproductive rights and reproductive health interns and advocacy activities provided by Tulane’s five reproductive rights/health/justice student organizations.
From 7 to 8 p.m., Yana van der Meulen Rodgers, Professor and Undergraduate Director of Women's and Gender Studies, and Professor of Labor Studies and Employment Relations, will deliver the 7th annual Roe v. Wade lecture. Professor van der Meulen Rodgers is also director of the Center for Women and Work at Rutgers. Her new book, due to be published by Oxford University Press in November 2018, is titled The Global Gag Rule and Women's Reproductive Health: Rhetoric versus Reality.

Fridays at Newcomb: Anastasia Gage

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 12:00pm

Uptown Campus
Anna Many Lounge

Title: “Women’s Work, Gender Roles, and Intimate Partner Violence in Nigeria”
Bio: Anastasia J. Gage is a Professor at the Department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University. She earned her B.A. from the University of Sierra Leone, Master of Philosophy degree from the University of Ghana, and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. She has extensive research experience on reproductive, maternal, and child health, gender-based violence, women’s empowerment, and adolescent health in sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to joining Tulane, Dr. Gage was a Technical Officer - Performance and Results Monitoring for the Basic Support for Institutionalizing Child Survival II Project. Dr. Gage has served as Tulane Principal Investigator for sub-agreements on USAID- funded projects, such as MEASURE Evaluation, APHIA II Evaluation (Kenya), and the Population and Reproductive Health (PRH) Associate Award. She is currently Technical Director for MOMENTUM - New gender-transformative integrated model for first-time parents in the Democratic Republic of Congo. She is the 2014-2017 President of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population and currently serves on the United Nations High-level Advisory Board on Economic and Social Affairs.

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