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Lisa Lowe

Fri, April 21, 2006 | Asian Culture Room, Texas Union 4.224

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

The Center for Asian American Studies, the Department of English, the Center for Women's and Gender Studies, and the Department of American Studies present a lecture by Professor Lisa Lowe, University of California, San Diego: "Intimacies of Four Continents" on 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 in the 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.For further information, contact Ann Cvetkovich, Department of English,

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