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Jan. 28-29: Michael Omi Round Table, Lecture and Graduate Student Lunch

January 22, 2013

Dr. Michael Omi, an associate professor of Ethnic Studies and associate director of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Equitable Society at the University of California, Berkeley, will be at The University of Texas at Austin Jan. 28 and 29 for several events.

Jan. 28: Racial Formations in the 21st Century: A Round Table Discussion with Dr. Michael Omi – 2-4 p.m., 3rd Floor Conference Room, Gebauer Hall
Shannon Speed (NAIS/WGS), Hector Dominguez-Ruvalcaba (WGS), Nhi Lieu (CAAS/WGS), Christen Smith (Warfield Center), and John McKiernan-Gonzales (CMAS) will join Michael Omi for a round table discussion.

Jan. 28: The Unbearable Whiteness of Being: Situating Asian Americans” talk by Dr. Michael Omi – 6:oo p.m., Avaya Auditorium, ACES 2.302

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Jan. 29: Graduate Student Lunch – Noon-2 p.m., Center for Asian American Studies

Lunch will be served at an informal discussion with Dr. Omi. All interested graduate students, please RSVP to Sona Shah, sona.shah@austin.utexas.edu.

In addition to his roles as associate professor of Ethnic Studies and associate director of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Equitable Society at the University of California, Berkeley, Dr. Omi is also the associate director of the University of California Center for New Racial Studies, a multi-campus research program. He is the co-author of Racial Formation in the United States. Download Dr. Omi’s framing article for the round table discussion here (pdf).

The discussion is hosted by the Center for Asian American Studies with generous support from the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, Humanities Institute, Multicultural Engagement Center, Native American and Indigenous Studies Program, Social Justice Institute, John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies and the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies.

Read more on the Center for Asian Studies web site.

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