Department of Anthropology

Intimacies of Four Continents

Mon, April 17, 2006

The Center for Asian American Studies, the Department of English, the Center for
Women's and Gender Studies, and the Department of American Studies invites you
to a lecture by

Professor Lisa Lowe
University of California, San Diego

"Intimacies of Four Continents"

Thursday, April 20, 5 pm
Avaya Auditorium, ACES 2.302

An informal discussion to follow-up on the lecture will be held
Friday, April 21, 10:30 am- 12 pm
Asian Culture Room, Texas Union 4.224

Lisa Lowe is professor in the Department of Literature at UC San Diego, and is an
affiliated faculty in the Ethnic Studies Department and the program in Critical
Gender Studies. Her research and teaching interests include modern French, British,
and American studies, and the topic of Asian migration within European and
American modernity. She has published books on orientalism, immigration, and
globalization, including Immigrant Acts: On Asian American Cultural Politics (Duke
UP, 1996), a coedited volume The Politics of Culture in the Shadow of Capital (Duke
UP, 1997), and a forthcoming book, Metaphors of Globalization. Her current project,
The Intimacies of Four Continents, from which her presentation is drawn, is a study
of the "end" of slavery and the introduction of Asian indentured labor in the
Americas as the condition of possibility for liberal concepts of freedom.

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