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May 4, 2009

Law and Humanities Scholar Leti Volpp to Keynote Contested Citizenships Symposium May 7

Assistant Law Professor and Wayne Morse Center Resident Scholar Michelle McKinley will convene a two-day symposium, “Contested Citizenships,” on Thursday, May 7 and Friday, May 8, at the Knight Law Center. Professor Leti Volpp

The symposium’s public keynote address takes place at 4:30 p.m. May 7 in Knight Law Center 110, and features University of California-Berkeley Law Professor Leti Volpp. Professor Volpp will speak on “Immigration, Citizenship, and the Concept of Space.”

Volpp is a well-known scholar in law and humanities with writings focusing on citizenship, migration, culture, and identity. Her most recent publications include the edited volume Legal Borderlands: Law and the Construction of American Borders (with Mary Dudziak) (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006); “The Culture of Citizenship” in Theoretical Inquiries in Law (2007), and “Disappearing Acts: On Gendered Violence, Pathological Cultures and Civil Society” in PMLA (2006).

For more information, contact the Wayne Morse Center at 541-346-3700 or Assistant Law Professor Michelle McKinley at 541-346-5191.

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