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October 10, 2011

Oregon Law welcomes Professor Antoinette Burton Oct. 17

Oregon Law is welcoming Professor Antoinette Burton, the Bastian Professor of of Global and Transnational Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, as the second speaker in the 2011-12 Law, Culture, and Humanities Initiative.

Burton’s presentation, “Hands and Feet: Phyllis Naidoo’s Impressions of Anti-Apartheid History,” will take place from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, in the Knight Law Center’s Lewis Lounge. Anoinette Burton poster

Professor Burton is a historian of the 19th and 20th century British empire with an interest in colonial India, Australasia, and Africa. Burton has written prolifically on topics ranging from feminism and colonialism to the relationship of empire to the nation and the world, with a particular emphasis on gender and sexuality in the imperial and postcolonial imagination.

The Law, Culture, and Humanities Initiative was created to facilitate, support, and encourage symposiums, lectures, scholarship, and faculty discussion on the relationship between the law and other humanistic disciplines. It provides opportunities for faculty to integrate humanistic-based studies with the study of law, and to explore the increasingly diverse and rich scholarships in areas that include (but are not limited to) legal history, law and political science, law and literature, law and anthropology, and law and philosophy.

The Center for the Study of Women in Society, Global Oregon, the Department of English, and the Department of International Studies have all generously provided assistance for Burton’s visit.

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