Wednesday, Dec. 5, 7pm

“Verses & Flows: Ethnography, the Voice, and the Borders of Aurality” by Alex Chávez

In this presentation and performance, Alex E. Chávez explores the contemporary politics of Mexican migrant cultural expression manifest in the sounds and poetics of huapango arribeño, a musical genre originating from north-central Mexico. He draws on these experiences to address how aurality, ethnography, and performance have shaped the politics of his intellectual and creative work and how he engages both to theorize around the political efficacy of sound-based practices, the “voice,” and the disciplinary futures of borderlands anthropology.

Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, Screening Room 899 N. Cascade Ave.

Performance and reception following lecture in Cornerstone Main Space

Co-sponsored by Department of Anthropology, History, and Music

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We are thrilled that Eiko Otake is here on campus, teaching a block 4 class. Please try to come to the following events:

*A Body in Places, *Free
Dec. 8, 6:30 pm-7:30 pm
UCCS Theater
5225 North Nevada Ave Colorado Springs

*A Body in Places, *Free
Dec. 15, 6:30 pm-7:30 pm
at CC CornerStone Mainspace

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The Sociology Department is in the process of hiring an assistant professor with expertise in racial/social justice in the US, activism experience, and an activist approach to research. We invite you to attend the following job talk presentation:

Professor Florencia Rojo
“They can take your papers”: Fear and Anxiety in a Sanctuary City

Thursday, December 6th from 12:10 – 1:10 pm
Palmer 123
Lunch Provided

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President Jill Tiefenthaler invites you to celebrate the end of the fall semester at the President’s Holiday Party. Please join your faculty and staff colleagues on Friday, December 14th from 3:00-5:00 p.m. in the Smith Family Gallery at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College.

The museum and galleries will be open and you are welcome to view all current exhibits. In addition, author Melani Tutt will be in the Museum Shop from 3:00-6:30 p.m. signing her book “The Sacredness of Everything.” CC faculty and staff may also receive 15-20% off any regularly priced item in the shop during the event!

See you Friday, December 14th!

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Join us for Faculty Lunch #4 featuring Professor Amanda Minervini!
December 11, 2018
Gaylord Hall in the Worner Center

“Hollywood and Mussolini. Representations of the Duce in the US Media in the 20s and 30s.”

Did you know about Mussolini’s love affair with Hollywood?

Have you been wondering about the connection between stardom and political charisma?

With contemporary US and Italian politics in mind, cultural historian Amanda Minervini (French and Italian Department) has been researching representations of the Italian dictator in the international media, and in particular in the Hollywood documentary Mussolini Speaks (1933). She found evidence that his great success was based more in mediatic charisma than on any understanding of his political agenda. This research also sheds light on how the Italian Five Stars movement and President Trump have been using social media to nurture the fascination for their political figures.

Doors open – 11:45am
Talk begins – 12:15pm
Event concludes – 1:15pm

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