Spring 2015 Lecture Series

John Nichols

Nichols is the Washington correspondent for The Nation magazine and a pioneering political blogger since 1999. He is the author of several books. His most recent works are The S Word: A Short History of An American Tradition...Socialism and Dollarocracy: How the Money and Media Election Complex is Destroying America.

Nichols will discuss "Socialism in America."

Tuesday, March 24 at 2:00 pm in the Christie Theatre


Rachel Watson

Rachel Watson received her PhD in English and American Literature from the University of Chicago. Her current book project considers the entwined histories of forensic science, African American literature, American crime fiction, and the rise and fall of the Jim Crow era, and her work on both film and literature has appeared in Mississippi Quarterly, Obsidian, and the anthology Faulkner and Mystery.

Rachel currently teaches in the African American Studies department at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and in the fall will join Howard University as an Assistant Professor of American Literature. Rachel also currently works at the Chicago civil rights firm Loevy & Loevy, where she provides research and analytical support for matters concerning police misconduct, wrongful convictions, and prisoners' rights.

She will speak on "The 'New Jim Crow'?: Figuring the Past in Contemporary Injustice."

Monday, April 20 at 12:45 pm in the Christie Theatre


David Thelen Lecturing
David Thelen explains how Americans relate to history.


For information contact
Harvey Kaye
Democracy and Justice Studies,

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