Approaches to Ethnic and Indigenous Studies Series

The Committee on Ethnicity, Migration, Rights hosts this monthly series of informal conversations with faculty from Harvard and beyond to consider the methodological contributions that ethnic and indigenous studies make across the academic disciplines.

We understand "ethnic and indigenous studies" to refer to scholarship that analyzes the production of differences based on race, ethnicity, and nation in their relationships to sexuality, gender, religion, and more. This year's Approaches series features scholars whose work demonstrates the importance of interdisciplinarity to these inquiries.


Robert Reid-PharrSeptember 24, 2 Arrow St. room 408, noon
Co-sponsored by Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality
Robert Reid-Pharr
Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality and of African and African American Studies
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences


Roberto GonzalesOctober 2, Riverview Commons (10th floor, Smith Center), noon
Roberto Gonzales
Professor of Education
Harvard Graduate School of Education


Eram AlamNovember 13, Collaborative Commons, Isaacson Room (2nd floor, Smith Center), noon
Co-sponsored by History of Science
Eram Alam 
Assistant Professor of History of Science
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences


Bruno CarvalhoFebruary 26, 2 Arrow St. room 408, noon
Co-sponsored by the Mellon Urban Studies Initiative

Bruno Carvalho
Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and Affiliated Professor in African and African American Studies, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
                            Affiliated Professor in Urban Planning and Design at the Graduate School of Design


María Josefina Saldaña-PortilloTO BE RESCHEDULED March 25, 2 Arrow St. room 408, noon
Co-sponsored by Harvard University Native American Program and Instituto Cervantes

María Josefina Saldaña-Portillo
Professor of Social & Cultural Analysis
New York University


Eveyln AlsultanyTO BE RESCHEDULED April 17, 2 Arrow St. room 408, noon
Eveyln Alsultany
Associate Professor in the Department of American Studies and Ethnicity 
University of Southern California in Los Angeles.



Gabriela Soto LaveagaHistory of Science: Gabriela Soto Laveaga



Natasha WarikooEducation: Natasha Warikoo



Noe MontezTheater and Performance: Noe Montez



Ajantha SubramanianAnthropology: Ajantha Subramanian



Stephanie Rivera BerruzPhilosophy: Stephanie Rivera Berruz



Philip DeloriaHistory: Philip Deloria