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Fall Colloquia and Guest Speakers

We offer regular colloquia in which a panel of our faculty members discusses issues relevant to current events and to their own research and then facilitates a community discussion of the topic. We also regularly hosts guest speakers who talk on a variety of topics.  All our events are free and open to the public.

Upcoming Events

Welcome to our annual Ethnic Studies Spring Celebration!  On Monday, April 8, 2019 we have two free film screenings to start out our week.  At 3:30 PM we will be screening "The Wound" at the Sheldon Auditorium followed by "Five Fingers for Marsellies" at 5:30 PM.  Both are recent South African films.  

On Wednesday, April 10, 2019 we welcome Dr. Holly McGee, University of Cincinnatti, who will deliver our annual Spring Celebration lecture at 4:30 PM at the Sheldon, to be followed by a reception at 6:00 PM.  Admission is free and open to the public.  

Past Events 

On Wednesday, January 23, 2019 The Institute for Ethnic Studies, along with the Departments of English and History and the UNL Office of Research and Economic Development will present a Fulbright Lecture 

"Journeys in Africa and the Former Yugoslavia" featuring our Dr. Dawne Curry and Dr. Amelia M.L. Montes

This event will be held in the City Campus Union Auditorium at 5:30 PM, to be followed by a reception in the Nebraska Union Heritage Room  

On Friday, January 25, 2o19 Latino and Latin American Studies along with The Institute for Ethnic Studies is proud to present Dr. Eugenio Di Stefano, Associate Professor of Latin American Literature and Culture, University of Nebraska, Omaha who will be presenting a talk "The Indexical Century: Cinematic Form and the Mexican Present in Carlos Reygadas’s Japón

This talk will take place at 4:30 PM in the Bailey Library, Andrews Hall 

Recent Events

On  Thursday, November 15, 2018 Dr. Kim TallBear, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples, Technoscience & Environment, University of Alberta, gave a talk "Indigenous Science, Technology, and Society: Toward Sovereign Bodies and Sustainable Relations.  
Dr TallBear is a leading authority on the use of DNA science and Native American heritage.

Spring Celebration

Each spring, we celebrated another year of success and service with our Spring Celebration, which brings nationally recognized speakers to campus for lectures and receptions with students, staff, faculty, and the public.

In 2018, we welcomed celebrated writer Helena María Viramontes.