Mixed Race America: Identities and Culture

Fifteenth Annual American Studies Conference Feb. 27-28, 2014

Keynote Address Featuring Laura Kina and Ralina L Joseph

Laura Kina and Ralina Joseph

Panelists include Marcus Gardley and Shannon Gibney

Thursday, February 27

4:30-5:30 p.m.
Alexander G. Hill Ballroom, Kagin Commons

6-7:30 p.m.
Keynote Presentations
Alexander G. Hill Ballroom, Kagin Commons

Friday, February 28

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Lunch and Panel Discussion: “Being Mixed”
A Candid Conversation: The Experiences of Being Mixed Race
Ralina L. Joseph, Laura Kina, Shannon Gibney and Marcus Gardley
Weyerhaeuser Board Room and Lounge

7-9 p.m.

Readings and Performance
Featuring Playwright Marcus Gardley, Author Shannon Gibney  and Macalester Students
Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel


Held every February during Black History Month, the conference brings renowned scholars to campus to present their work and engage with faculty, staff, students, alumni and Twin Cities residents. The conference seeks to highlight the links between scholarship, activism and civic engagement. Each year a different theme is selected based on pertinent issues.

The American Studies Department serves as the academic focal point for the study of race and ethnicity in a national and transnational framework.

For more information on the American Studies Department or this event, contact Kathie Scott at

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