Next week on Friday March 11th, we are having one of our mentoring lunches with Tiya Miles. The lunch will be from 2-4 pm in 3773 Haven Hall and we will keep the group fairly small. So, I will take RSVP’s until I can’t, and then I will let you know that the event has filled up. As always, this lunch will be an opportunity to talk with Tiya about her experience in the academic world, her work/life balance, her writing process, her teaching, etc.
Tiya Miles, for those of you who don’t know her, is a professor at the University of Michigan in the Department of American Culture, Department of Afro-American and African Studies, Department of History, Department of Women Studies, and Native American Studies Program. She is a MacArthur fellow, and her website lists her research and creative interests as African American and Native American interrelated and comparative histories (especially 19th century); Black, Native, and U.S. women's histories; and African American and Native American women's literature. Her most recent book, The House on Diamond Hill: A Cherokee Plantation Story, was published by the the University of North Carolina Press in 2010. She also wrote Ties That Bind: The Story of an Afro-Cherokee Family in Slavery and Freedom, published by the University of California Press in 2005, and a co-edited book with Sharon P. Holland, Crossing Waters, Crossing Worlds: The African Diaspora in Indian Country, published by Duke University Press in 2006.
Please forward this information to anyone that you think might want to attend, and then RSVP to me by Wednesday. The plan is to do sandwiches or salads from BABO, so if you are going to attend, RSVP with a lunch order and I will pick it up on that day.
Our next mentoring lunch with be with Sandra Gunning from 11:30 -1:30 on April 15th in Haven 3773. Please circulate that information, as well, if you think you know people who might be interested.
All the best,
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