To add an event to the American Studies calendar, please email complete event details including your name and contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Following are all the upcoming events in the American Studies Department.
Tuttle Lecture: Thomas J. Sugrue, "The Education of Barack
Obama: Race and Politics in the Age of Fracture"
October 10, 2013- Woodruff Auditorium
Status of Women & Children in Kansas Panel, April 28th, 3:00-5:00
Carnegie Building Behind 9th & Vermont
Mark Desetti, Director of Government Affairs & Communication at the KNEA
Dr. Donna Ginther, Director of the Center for Science Technology and Economic Policy at KU
Dr. Jennifer Hamer, Professor of American Studies at KU
Elise Higgins, Lobbyist for the National Organization for Women
Don Jordan, former Secretary of the Kansas Department for Social and Rehabilitation Services (SRS)
Sandy Praeger, Kansas Insurance Commissioner
Each of these individuals is an expert in his or her field and we look forward to hearing their comments and perspectives on the status of women and children in Kansas. Additionally, we welcome questions from the audience in an effort to promote discussion on these important issues.
Jana Mackey's Story at KU
April 22, 2013 4:15-5:15 PM, Woodruff Auditorium
Jana Mackey was a 25-year-old KU Law student, an advocate for women’s rights and had spent years volunteering to aid victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. Despite her extensive education and experience as an advocate for the Willow and GaDuGi Lawrence Sexual Assault Center, Jana was murdered in a brutal act of Domestic Violence on July 3rd, 2008. Her parents, Curt and Christie, have since made it their personal mission to promote equality, love and justice. Both Christie and Curt are professors of leadership studies at Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas. Dr. Christie Brungardt’s expertise includes women and leadership and women’s studies, while Dr. Curt Brungardt specializes in political leadership, social change, and community organizing.
Research Corner Talk- Thur, Feb. 21st, 10:00-11:30 AM