Peggy Pascoe Memorial Lecture Series
November 15, Noon, Knight Library Browsing Room
In honor of our mentor and colleague, the late Professor Peggy Pascoe, Dr. Martin Summers, will be giving a lecture titled, “‘Broken Fragments of the Primitive Life’: Race and Dynamic Psychiatry in the Early-Twentieth-Century U.S.” Dr. Martin Summers is Professor of History and African and African Diaspora Studies at Boston College. From 2000-2006, he was a Professor in the History Department at the University of Oregon.During his time at the UO, he served as the Director of Ethnic Studies.
Special thanks to the History Department, and the Beekman Professor of Northwest and Pacific History, Dr. Jeff Ostler, for co-sponsoring and supporting this annual event that means so much to both of our departments.
Graduate Student Workshop
To honor Peggy’s dedication to graduate student education, we have added a graduate student workshop where a selected student who is doing exceptional work in Ethnic Studies will receive feedback from the lecture’s speaker. The seminar will be open to other graduate students whose work engages Ethnic Studies scholarship.
Peggy Pascoe was the Beekman Professor of Northwest and Pacific History and Professor of Ethnic Studies. An influential historian of her generation, authoring ground-breaking histories of the American West that centered on the intersections of race, gender and sexuality. Her book What Comes Naturally: Miscegenation Law and the Making of Race in America (Oxford University Press, 2009) received five prestigious awards in 2009. It won the Ellis H Hawley Prize, Lawrence W Levine Award, Joan Kelly Prize, John H. Dunning Prize, and was a finalist for the John Hope Franklin Prize.
Peggy Pascoe was a true treasure to the University of Oregon, and her dedication to see a thriving and stable Ethnic Studies Department led to her abundant and selfless mentorship of the department’s faculty.
Lecture Series History
2012/13 – Estelle B. Freedman, Edgar E. Robinson Professor in United States History at Stanford University, also affiliate with the Program in Feminist Studies.
2011 – David G. Gutiérrez, Associate Professor of History, UC San Diego