Spring 2017 - Imagining the Good: Community, Equality, Environment

January 26 - E/RS Interviews: Feminism: Community, Equality, Environment

In the 4th of 6 E/RS interviews, Chris Anderson (History), Suparna Chatterjee (History), and Kristen Renzi (English) will discuss the importance, history, and meaning of feminism. The E/RS interviews provide an opportunity for us to get to know members of the Xavier community in a more informal way. 

Location: Kennedy Auditorium (CLC), 7 p.m.

Update: You can now listen to the interview online and download a feminist reading list.


February 16 - Nnedi Okorafor

E/RS, along with Xavier’s English Department, will host on February 16 the writer Nnedi Okorafor. She will give a talk in the E/RS lecture series titled “Immigration and Cultural Displacement.” Okorafor was born in Cincinnati to Nigerian immigrant parents and is an award-winning writer of speculative fiction. Her many books include the novella Binti and the fantasy novel Who Fears Death. In addition to giving an evening talk, Okorafor will conduct a workshop for faculty and students on speculative fiction. Okorafor's visit is supported by Mission and Identity's Immigration/Migration series.

Location Kennedy Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

March 29 - Richard Horsley

Richard Horsley is Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and the Study of Religion at the University of Massachusetts Boston. He is the author of numerous books on the early history of Christianity, Jesus, and the New Testament. His books include Jesus and Empire, Jesus and the Powers, and Covenant Economics: A Biblical Vision of Justice for All.  His talk will be on “Imperial America v. the Common Good: The Biblical Background.”

Location: Kennedy Auditorium, 7 p.m.


April 11 - Charles W. Mills

Charles W. Mills is Professor of Philosophy at the City University New York. He works in the general area of social and political philosophy, particularly in oppositional political theory as centered on class, gender, and race. He is the author of numerous journal articles and book chapters, as well as five books. His first book, The Racial Contract (1997), won a Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award for the study of bigotry and human rights in America. His most recent book Black Rights/White Wrongs: The Critique of Racial Liberalism is forthcoming from Oxford University Press. His other books include Blackness Visible: Essays on Philosophy and Race (1998), From Class to Race: Essays in White Marxism and Black Radicalism (2003); Contract and Domination (co-authored with Carole Pateman, 2007), and Radical Theory, Caribbean Reality: Race, Class and Social Domination (2010).

His talk is titled: “Liberalism and Racial Justice.”

Location: Kennedy Auditorium, 7:00.