A group of professors, including Prof. Matt Lassiter, who teaches the popular History 364: History of American Suburbia, are planning a lecture series featuring some very well known professors and authors:

“We are delighted to announce a new, year-long, interdisciplinary colloquium series — the Michigan Colloquium on Race and Twentieth-Century American Political Development The series brings some the country’s most eminent and thoughtful scholars of race and politics to the University of Michigan for a public lecture and a workshop with graduate students in history, political science, sociology, and American cultures.

The fall schedule of public lectures is now set, and we hope you agree that it gets the series off to a fine start. Locations will be announced shortly, but please save the dates and times for the following speakers:

MARGARET WEIR (UC Berkeley), Thursday, October 2, 4-6pm: “States, Race, and the Decline of New Deal Liberalism.”

THOMAS J. SUGRUE (University of Pennsylvania), Thursday, October 16, 4-6pm: “Jim Crow’s Last Stand: The Struggle for Civil Rights in the Suburban North.”

LIZABETH COHEN (Harvard University), Friday, November 7, 12-2pm: “The Racial Politics of Mass Consumption in the Consumers’ Republic.”

MICHAEL KATZ (University of Pennsylvania), Thursday, December 11, 4-6pm: “The New African American Inequality.”

The schedule for the winter semester is still evolving, but confirmed speakers include Orlando Patterson (Harvard), Amy Bridges (UCSD), and Daniel Kryder (Brandeis).

As organizers of the colloquium series, we enthusiastically invite you to join us for what promises to be a tremendously stimulating semester.

Sincerely yours,

Anthony S. Chen, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Public Policy
Matthew Lassiter, Assistant Professor of History
Robert Mickey, Assistant Professor of Political Science”

Author: Rob