MSA INC Speaker Series
MSA INC (Intellectual Networking within our Community) is a lunchtime speaker series designed to raise consciousness within the Northwestern community around issues of race, culture, and politics. There are few opportunities for students, staff, and faculty to come together in an intimate setting to feed both mind and body. MSA INC offers an afternoon of fellowship and critical engagement, while highlighting the significant contributions and research interests of faculty of color. The series is a partnership between Multicultural Student Affairs and area studies including the Latina/o Studies program, Asian American Studies program, and the Department of African American Studies. Be sure to join us for good food and great conversation! It’s a fantastic way to spend one-hour of your afternoon. Lunch is provided!
Winter Quarter Speaker
Martha Biondi is the Director of Undergraduate Studies and an Associate Professor in the Departments of African American Studies and History. Her research interests include 20th Century African American history with a focus on social movements, politics, labor, gender, cities, and international affairs. She is the author of "Student Protest, 'Law and Order' and the Origins of African American Studies in California," forthcoming, in volume edited by Manisha Sinha and Penny Von Eschen, Columbia University Press.
Fall Quarter Speaker
Jaime Dominguez is a College Adviser and Lecturer in the Department of Political Science. His research interests include race and ethnicity, urban and Latino and minority politics. Of particular interest is how Latino heterogeneity and population growth is redefining traditional political and race relations between blacks and whites. He is author of “Illinois Latinos and the 2004 Elections: The Waiting Game Continues,” in de la Garza and DeSipio’s Latinos and the 2004 Elections (University of Notre Dame Press, 2007).