MCI Event: Citizenship in Interdisciplinary Perspective

Presented by the Maxwell Citizenship Initiative/Tenth Decade Project

Friday, April 21, 9:30 to 4:45 p.m. Strasser Legacy Room, 220 Eggers Hall

Frederick CooperFrederick Cooper is professor of history at New York University and a specialist in the history of Africa, empires, and decolonization.  He is the author most recently of Colonialism in Question: Theory, Knowledge, History (California, 2005), Empires in World History:  Power and the Politics of Difference (with Jane Burbank, Princeton, 2010), Citizenship between Empire and Nation:  Remaking France and French Africa, 1945-1960 (Princeton, 2014) and Africa in the World:  Capitalism, Empire, Nation-State (Harvard, 2014).  

Caroline Nagel

Caroline Nagel, is associate professor of geography at the University of South Carolina.  Her research has long focused on  the politics of integration and citizenship, most recently in the context of U.S. Christian outreach to immigrant communities.  She is currently shifting her attention to young evangelical Christians and the ways they learn to be 'global citizens' through their overseas mission trips. 


9:30 a.m. - Noon
Citizenship, Empire, and Federation: A Franco-African History
Frederick Cooper, Professor of History, NYU

Multiculturalism and the Everyday Politics of Citizenship in U.S. Churches
Caroline Nagel, Associate Professor of Geography, University of South Carolina

12-1 p.m.
RSVP required; email

1-3.30 p.m.
Concurrent faculty panels. All are welcome.
Meanings of Citizenship
(MAX 303) John Burdick, Natalie Koch, Andrew London, Tom Perreault, Rebecca Peters, Yüksel Sezgin. Discussant, Caroline Nagel
Migration and Citizenship
(MAX 402) Lamis Abdelaaty, Cecilia Green, Audie Klotz, Amy Lutz, Corinne Zoli. Discussant, Frederick Cooper

3.45-4.45 p.m.
Wrap Up
Refreshments provided