Professor Kirsten Ziomek, Historical Approaches to Empire, Colonization, and War, Part 1
The Adelphi Honors College is proud to present a new lecture series: Multidisciplinary Thinking: A New Approach to the History of Ideas.
Lecturers, over two hour-long presentations, will outline a “mini-history of ideas” highlighting how specific texts have impacted their research and defined their academic fields.
Professor Olvera’s lectures will address texts central to her research on “how the label “illegal” devalues the quality of a person, attaches itself to a body, and contaminates entire groups,” with “a focus on the experience of Mexicans.”
Professor Ziomek’s lectures will address texts contributing to her research on “the experiences of the colonial soldiers and forced laborers who fought for or were coerced into helping the Japanese military during World War II. “