When the FBI began mass incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II, Buddhist priests were among the first to be incarcerated. "American Sutra" tells the story of Japanese American Buddhists (the largest group of Buddhists in the United States at that time) in the context of anti-Japanese sentiment during World War II and draws parallels to contemporary challenges to religious freedom facing Americans today.
Valerie Ann Johnson, who holds a faculty chair and directs Africana Women’s Studies at Bennett College in North Carolina, will give a lecture about how women respond to white supremacy and fascism at 4:15 p.m. on Thursday, April 4, in Room 152 of the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts.
On April 19, 2018, Professor Katya Gibel Mevorach, anthropology and American studies, gave a talk at the College of the Holy Cross. Her talk explored Jewish and intersectional identities and laid a historical context for the new anti-Semitism.
Peter Frase imagines how a post-capitalist world might look deploying the tools of both social science and speculative fiction.