Department of Anthropology

Circe Sturm and Shirley Thompson: Race, Sovereignty and Civil Rights

Wed, February 12, 2014 | JES A230

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

"Race, Sovereignty and Civil Rights: Understanding the Cherokee Freedman Controversy"

a talk by Circe Sturm, Department of Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin and Shirley Thompson, African & African American Diaspora Studies, University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Sturm uses the case of the Cherokee Freedmen to examine how racial discourse can both empower and undermine tribal sovereignty, and what happens in settler colonial contexts when the exercise of tribal rights comes into conflict with civil rights.

Please RSVP by Friday, February 7th to Stephanie Lang:

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