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Harrington Symposium on Race and the UniversityHarrington Symposium on Race and the University103 Gore Hall<p>​The Harrington Symposium on Race and the University will launch a discussion on our campus of the legacies of slavery and race in universities and the unacknowledged displacement of indigenous peoples from their lands. Four distinguished guest scholars will be participating, including three who have been working on the nationwide <a href="" target="_blank">Universities Studying Slavery project</a> as well as one, Alyssa Mt. Pleasant, who works on indigenous land dispossession. Reception to follow in the atrium.</p><p>The invited scholars are:</p><p> <a href="" target="_blank">Hillary Green</a>, University of Alabama</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">Jody Allen</a> (UD alumna in Criminal Justice and Political Science), Lemon Project at the College of William and Mary </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">Rhondda Thomas</a>, Clemson University</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">Alyssa Mt. Pleasant</a>, University at Buffalo</p><p>Alyssa Mt. Pleasant (Tuscarora descent) works at the intersection of American Indian history and Native American and Indigenous Studies. She is Assistant Professor of Native American Studies in the Department of Transnational Studies at the University at Buffalo (SUNY). Mt. Pleasant also serves as founding Program Director of the Native American Scholars Initiative at the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia. A historian by training, she received her PhD from Cornell University. Her research agenda focuses on Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) history during the colonial period and early American republic.  She is completing a book about Haudenosaunee people in the post-Revolutionary War period that focuses on the history of the Buffalo Creek Reservation near today's Buffalo, NY and working on a related project about public memory of the Sullivan Campaign. In 2020-21 she will co-convene (with Malinda Maynor Lowery and Steve Kantrowitz) a symposium on the topic “Campuses and Colonialism.” Sponsored by the Clements Center for Southwest Studies and UNC-Chapel Hill, this symposium will bring together scholars from multiple disciplines and geographic locations to initiate dialogue that centers contemporary Indigenous communities as long-standing stakeholders within universities, rather than objects of remembrance for scholars to study. Her recent publications include a state of the field essay co-authored with Caroline Wigginton and Kelly Wisecup titled “Materials and Methods in Native American and Indigenous Studies: Completing the Turn,” that was published in both the <em>William and Mary Quarterly</em>and <em>Early American Literature. </em>This essay, which served as the introduction to a co-edited joint forum on the same topic, received two prestigious awards in 2019: Most Thought-Provoking Article in Native American and Indigenous Studies prize from the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association and the Lester J. Cappon Prize from <em>The William and Mary Quarterly</em>. Mt. Pleasant has a forthcoming essay in the <em>Journal of American History </em>and has published articles and book chapters about Indigenous education, Indian-missionary relations, material culture, Indigenous biography, and the early American republic. Her scholarship has been supported by numerous fellowships programs, including a 2015-26 fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. Beyond her work as a faculty member, Mt. Pleasant has served on the elected​ council of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association and was elected to the Council of the Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture in 2018.</p>4/16/2020 9:30:00 PM4/17/2020 12:00:00 AMFalse

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