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Peggy Pascoe Memorial Lecture Series

4th Annual Peggy Pascoe Memorial Lecture
Features: Tiya Miles

November 21, 1pm, Knight Library Browsing Room

On Friday, November 21, Dr. Tiya Miles will be this year’s featured lecturer. She is the Elsa Barkley Brown Collegiate Professor of African American Women’s History at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  Her research and creative interests include African American and Native American interrelated and comparative histories. Among many others, she is the recipient of the Mellon Foundation New Directions Fellowship in 2013, the MacArthur Foundation in 2011, the Erminie Wheeler-Voegelin Best Book Award from the American Society for Ethnohistory in 2011, the Georgia Historical Society Lilla M. Hawes Book Award in 2011, and the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Ten Most Influential Books of the First Decade of the 21st Century Prize in 2011.



Graduate Student Workshop: Friday Nov. 21; Alder 111; 9:30am – 11am

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.

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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

2013/14 – Dr. Martin Summers, Professor of History and African and African Diaspora Studies at Boston College



2012/13 – Dr. Estelle B. Freedman, Edgar E. Robinson Professor in United States History at Stanford University, also affiliate with the Program in Feminist Studies.



2011/12 – David G. Gutiérrez, Associate Professor of History, UC San Diego