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CURRENTS: Courtney Hobson (Dresher) and Tanya Saunders (LLC)

Humanities Work Now


Performing Arts & Humanities Building : 216 and Online

Date & Time

April 19, 2023, 12:00 pm1:00 pm


The Dresher Center’s CURRENTS: Humanities Work Now lunchtime series showcases exciting new faculty work in the humanities in a dynamic and inter-disciplinary setting.

Lunch will be served at 11:30am. Masks are recommended.

The National Park Service and Collaborating with Descendant Communities
Courtney C. Hobson, Program Coordinator, Dresher Center for the Humanities, UMBC

In her work as a historical consultant, Courtney Hobson has recently participated in a project that engages descendant communities with two National Park Service sites: Camp Nelson National Monument in Nicholasville, KY and Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial in McLean, VA. In this presentation, Hobson will share her experiences working on these projects, which collect oral histories of descendants and work with them at the site, as well as the benefits and challenges of collaborating with descendant communities.


Whiteness Studies In Brazil: An Analysis of the Coloniality of Affect
Tanya Saunders, Associate Professor, Language, Literacy, and Culture, UMBC

This presentation analyzes the interventions of Brazilian Whiteness studies in theorizing the relationship between race and the coloniality of affect in Brazil and beyond.