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American Indian studies seminar to feature IC professor


Chicago’s independent research library, The Newberry, will be featuring a paper by Joseph Genetin-Pilawa, assistant professor of history and political science at Illinois College, at their American Indian Studies Seminar, co-sponsored by the Center for American History and Culture.

The seminar is on Wednesday, March 14, at 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and is located at The Newberry Library, 60 West Walton Street in Chicago.

Genetin-Pilawa’s paper, “The Federal City and Indigenous Space: Imaging and Imagining Colonialism in Nineteenth-Century Washington, D.C.,” examines the visual, symbolic and actual Native presence in 19th-century Washington, D.C., and seeks to reconstruct how indigenous people experience the Federal City.

“I argue that the very presence of Indians in the nation’s capital challenged colonial narratives - often expressed in art, architecture, and literature - that sought to cast Native people as savage, primitive and vanishing,” he said.
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Founded in 1829, Illinois College is a residential liberal arts college fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success. The college is located in Jacksonville, Ill. With an enrollment of about 1,000 students, the college offers over 50 undergraduate programs and a Master of Arts in Education degree program. In 1932 the society of Phi Beta Kappa established a chapter at Illinois College, and it remains one of only 11 in the state.

Illinois College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

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