Department of Ethnic Studies
Sexualities and Borders Symposium
March 23-24, 2005
Organized by Susana Peña, Rob Buffington, and ICS Sexualities and Borders Cluster
"The Stratifications of Normativity: Race, Governmentality, and Minority Formations"
Wednesday, March 23, 2005
Keynote address, Roderick Ferguson, University of Minnesota
Embodied Borders: Race, Sexuality, and Gender
Thursday, March 24, 2005
"Manitos and Marimachas: Toward a Queer Nuevo Mejicana Genealogy"
Catriona Rueda Esquibel, The Ohio State University
"Desi, Pardesi: Negotiating Gay South Asian Space in Contemporary U.S.A."
Gayatri Reddy, University of Illinois, Chicago
"Binaries and Bodies: The (Seemingly) Complementary Constructions of Transraciality and Transgenderism"
Andrea K. Newlyn, The Ohio State University
Queer Border Control: Crime, Surveillance, and Sexuality
"Dawn by Law: Sex Crimes in the American West"
Pablo Mitchell, Oberlin College
"Heterosexuality as the Logic of Immigrant 'Responsibility' Under Neo-Liberalism"
Eithne Luibhéied, Bowling Green State University
"Uneasily Under the Sign of Queer"
Luz Calvo, The Ohio State University
Dialogues with Roderick Ferguson's Aberations in Black
"A Story of Shifting Essentialisms: Race, Culture, and Gender and Science in the 20th Century United States"
Alexandra Minna Stern, University of Michigan
"Gay Shame, Latino Style: A Critique of White Queer Performativity"
Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes, University of Michigan
Roderick Ferguson, University of Minnesota, Respondent
Framing Transgender Latno/as: Racial & Gender Identities in Two Video Shorts
Some Reasons for Living
Mind if I Call You Sir?
Sile Singleton's premiere one-person show
African Arts in the Atlantic Imagination
March 23-25, 2004
Panel 1 - How Arts Promote Cultural Diversity in the 21st Century
A roundtable/colloquium discussion of visual arts, film literature, music, dance, curatorship and art history was led by Erna Beumers, cuator of the African Department at the Museum of Ethnology in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Other panelists were Kwesi Brown, Steven Cornelius, Gilbert Doho, David Doris, Habib Iddrisu, Gaston Kaboré, and Kolawole Oshitala.
Panel 2 - Museum Curating, Collecting, and Exhibiting
Erna Beumers led this discussion along with Sandra Knudsen, Constantine Petridis, Rebecca Green, Kinsey Katchka, and Raymond Silverman.
Other related events: Film by Gaston Kaboré, film director from Burkina Faso, West Africa, screening and discussion of Zan Boko. Erna Beumers, curator Museum of Ethnology, Rotterdam, also gave a lecture on Ernest Cole, Photographer of Apartheid.
Women's Movement: Migrant Women Transforming Ireland
March 20-21, 2003
Supported by The British Council, Dublin; MPHIL in Ethnic and Racial Studies, Department of Sociology, Trinity College Dublin in association with the Department of Ethnic Studies, BGSU.
Eithne Luibhéid, associate professor, was a guest speaker.
Sexuality, Migration, and the Contested Boundaries of U.S. Citizenship
February 28 - March 1, 2002
Organized by Eithne Luibheid
Panel 1 - Discipling Queer Migration: State Policies and Practices
Jasbir Puar - "A Crisis of Mobility: Migration and Queer Tourism Post 9/11"
Siobhan Somerville - "Race and Sexuality in Cold War U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Policy
Lionel Cantú - "Well Founded Fear: Political Asylum and the Boundaries of Sexual Identity in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands"
Panel 2 - Narratives of Nation and Sexuality Identity
Erica Rand - "The Traffic in My Fantasy Butch"
Susana Peña - "Narratives of Cuba and Re-imagining Gay America"
Silvia Pellarolo and Ramón García - " Plaza: the Culture of Appearance"
Keynote address by Martin F. Manalansan IV - "Migrancy, Mobility and Modernity: Traversing Queer Diasporic Intimacies"
Caribbean: Aesthetics, Identity, and Location"
March 28-31, 1999
The Ethnic Studies Department Film Symposium "Imagining the Caribbean: Aesthetics, Identity, and Location," was held March 28 to March 30 at BGSU's Lillian Gish Theater. Films screened by film-makers from the West Indies, Cuba, Barbados, Trinidad, Tobago, St. Lucia, and Martinique included:The Orchid House, Ruby Bridges, and Simeon by Euzhan Palcy;Guttaperc by Andrew Millington, El Siglo de las Luces by Humberto Solás; and Cocolos y Rockeros by Ana Maria Garcia. Also highlighted were the works of female Caribbean filmmakers with a special premiere of the film Angel in a Cage by Guyanan director Mary Jane Gomes. Keynote speaker Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott spoke on the relational issues of literature and film.
Guest speakers and Directors discussed their works in relation to the Caribbean region's historic background of colonialism, slavery, and integration in the context of cinematic representations of the diverse ethnic, racial, and linguistic population groups in contemporary Caribbean society.
Crossroads To The 21st Century
Annual Ethnic Studies Conferences held from 1984 to 1995
First Annual Ethnic Studies Conference
"Crossroads To The 21st Century"
Thursday November 29, 1984
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Mary Francis Berry
Second Annual Conference on Ethnic Studies
"A Changing Curriculum For Changing Times"
Thursday November 21, 1985
Keynote Address: Dr. Kenneth Clark: "The Brown Decision: Implications for Change in American Education"
Third Annual Conference on Ethnic Studies
November 19-20, 1986
Keynote Address: Alex Haley: "The Family: Find the Good and Praise It"
Fourth Annual Conference on Ethnic Studies
"Dominance Or Pluralism"
November 18, 1987
Keynote Address: Samuel D. Proctor: "The Possibility of a Genuine Community in America"
Fifth Annual Conference on Ethnic Studies
"Women of Color: "Issues of Gender, Ethnicity and Class"
November 10, 1988
Keynote Address: Johnnettea B. Cole: "Issues of Gender, Ethnicity and Class"
Sixth Annual Conference on Ethnic Studies
"The Cultural Bridge"
November 2, 1989
Keynote Address: Douglas Turner Ward: "The Cultural Bridge"
Seventh Annual Conference on Ethnic Studies
"Twentieth Anniversary Celebration 1970-1990"
November 8-9, 1990
Keynote Address: Niara Sudarkasa: "The Impact of Ethnic Studies on Higher Education"
Eighth Annual Conference on Ethnic Studies
"Beyond Political Correctness"
November 11, 1991
Keynote Address: Dr. Ronald Takaki: " The Multi-Cultural University of the 21st Century"
Ninth Annual Conference on Ethnic Studies
" Inter-Ethnic Relations"
November 11-12, 1992
Keynote Address: Dr. Laudelina Martinez: "Inter Ethnic Relations: A Reality For Survival"
Tenth Annual Conference on Ethnic Studies
"A Tribute To James Baldwin"
November 8-11, 1993
Keynote Address: Dr. Houston Baker: "A Tribute To James Baldwin"
Eleventh Annual Conference on Ethnic Studies
"The Intersection of Ethnicity, Race, and Religion in the United States"
November 9-10, 1994
Keynote Address: Dr. C. Eric Lincoln: "An Evenings Dialogue With Dr. C. Eric Lincoln"
Twelfth Annual Conference on Ethnic Studies
"Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Celebration: Revolutionary Beginnings: A Contract for a Multi-Cultural
November 8-10, 1995
Keynote Address: Dr. Cornell West: "Race Matters"