March 2017 events at the UAA Campus Bookstore

March 14, 2017

‘1917-2017: Reflections on the Russian Revolution 100 Years Later’
Wednesday, March 22, 5-7 p.m.
UAA Campus Bookstore

Professors Elizabeth Dennison and Erika Monahan share insights into the meaning of the Russian Revolution in 1917 and its enduring relevance in 2017. Revolution as a response and the many responses to revolution will be highlighted. How did anarchists respond then? Is there reason to celebrate now?

Elizabeth Dennison, Ph.D., is a professor of history at UAA. Her area of expertise is Russian History and anarchist movements. Erika Monahan, Ph.D., is an associate professor of history at University of New Mexico. She is the author of The Merchants of Siberia: Trade in Early Modern Eurasia.

Everyone is invited to attend. There is free parking for this event in the South Lot, Sports Complex NW Lot, West Campus Central Lot and Sports Campus West Lot.

Jessica Pliley presents ‘Sexual Surveillance: Sex Trafficking and the Growth of the FBI, 1910-1941’
Thursday, March 23, 5-7 p.m.
UAA Campus Bookstore

America’s first anti-sex trafficking law, the 1910 Mann Act, made it illegal to transport women over state lines for prostitution “or any other immoral purpose.” It was meant to protect women and girls from being seduced or sold into sexual slavery. However, in upholding the Mann Act, the FBI built its national power by expanding its legal authority to police Americans’ sexuality and by marginalizing the very women it was charged to protect.

Jessica R. Pliley is an associate professor of women’s and gender history at Texas State University and holds a Ph.D. from the Ohio State University. She is the author of Policing Sexuality: The Mann Act and the Making of the FBI and Global Anti-Vice Activism.

This event is sponsored with Phi Alpha Theta, UAA Department of History, UAA Honors College and Cook Inlet Historical Society. Everyone is invited to attend. There is free parking for this event in the South Lot, Sports Complex NW Lot, West Campus Central Lot and Sports Campus West Lot.

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