Liberal Arts & Sciences series returns to explore theme of “Citizenship”

The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences proudly presents the return of the Without Limits speaker series, a year-long sequence of conversations, lectures and cultural events organized around a single, vital theme.

For 2017-18, the Without Limits series will focus on “Citizenship” – a complicated issue in communities large and small, where the question of who possesses the rights and duties of citizenship has been the focal point of debate and conflict throughout our history.

This selection is in sync with the ongoing work of the campus’s Diversity & Inclusion Council, which also has chosen “Citizenship” as the key concept to guide their activities and programs in the coming year.

The Without Limits exploration of this theme kicks off with “The Politics of Belonging: Reflections from New Paltz Faculty,” on Tuesday, Oct. 17, from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. in Lecture Center 102.

A panel of Liberal Arts & Sciences faculty from different disciplines will discuss how their research addresses the interconnected challenges of citizenship, and the complex histories of inclusion and exclusion in our local campus community and throughout the U.S.

Panelists include:

  • César Barros, assistant professor of Languages, Literatures & Cultures, speaking on “The Nation’s Rejected Subjects: Paradoxes of Belonging”
  • Nicole Carr, assistant professor of Black Studies, speaking on “Strange Fruit: The Politics of Belonging in the Trump Era”
  • Sharina Maillo-Pozo, assistant professor of languages, literatures and cultures, offering “A Few Reflections on Women of Color and Academic Citizenship.”

This event is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a reception in the Lecture Center Lobby for guests and participants.

This event is sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Campus Auxiliary Services; Black Studies Department; Languages, Literatures & Cultures Department; Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program; and Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies Department.

About Without Limits
Now in its third year, the Without Limits series aims to make connections among the many aspects of the liberal arts while inviting campus and community partners to investigate the meaning and role of a liberal education in the 21st century.

For more information, and to view recordings of past lectures, please visit the Without Limits website.