Events & Workshops
Friday, April 28, 2017 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
Abstracts and full papers are available here.AS THE CULMINATION of a year of meetings to refine their research projects, the DCC undergraduate research fellows present their projects in a one-day conference, with topics that include the career of John Dickinson, healthcare in Uganda, police reform in Northern Ireland, populist paranoia during the Gilded Age, the media treatment of free speech issues after 1960, midwives in South Africa, imperialism in ancient Athens, the desegregation of the University of Pennsylvania, the 1920 Cushendall Incident in Northern Ireland, and the construction of U.S. homelessness policies after 1980.
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Daniel Platt (American Studies, Brown University)
“From Contract to Status: Property Exemption in Nineteenth-Century American Law"
Tesalia Rizzo (Political Science, MIT)
“When Clients Exit: Consequences of Programmatic Access to the State on Citizen Political Behavior and Clientelistic Structures"
Friday, May 5, 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
ALTHOUGH THE PRIVILEGES AND PROTECTIONS PROVIDED by the state are never entirely secure, there are those whose gender, sexual, and racial positioning give them an especially precarious hold on both the legal and symbolic rights of citizenship. In its 2017 Annual Conference, “Citizenship on the Edge: Sex/Gender/Race,” Penn DCC examines the struggles of vulnerable groups to gain or maintain their status as full citizens, recognizing at the same time that the edge they inhabit can be a cutting edge. Participating Scholars include Erez Aloni (Whittier Law School), Mishuana Goeman (UCLA), Samantha Majic (John Jay College of Criminal Justice), Paul Mepschen (Universiteit Van Amsterdam), Charles Mills (Northwestern University), Michael Rembis (University at Buffalo), Tracy Robinson (University of the West Indies at Mona), and Kimberly Theidon (Tufts University).