CSUSB professor to speak on the effect of Reconstruction Amendments to U.S. Constitution

CSUSB professor to speak on the effect of Reconstruction Amendments to U.S. Constitution

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James Fenelon, a professor of sociology at Cal State San Bernardino, will deliver a keynote address at a symposium on the impact of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, being held at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, March 16.

Fenelon, who is the director of the Center for Indigenous Peoples Studies at CSUSB, will speak on the topic “How Do Race, Ethnicity, and Gender Affect Academic Life?”

The symposium, “Reflections on the Impact of the Reconstruction Amendments: A Research Symposium on the Social and Economic Outcomes of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments,” is hosted by the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University in conjunction with the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies.

The conference will be devoted to characterizing the state of knowledge and identification of critical new directions for research in the social and behavioral sciences, and on economic inequality in the context of the impact of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Fenelon — whose research interests include Indian Nations and Native Americans, indigenous peoples; inequality focus on race/ethnicity, class and social policy; world systems analysis of global change, urban and political; international/intercultural issues and globalization — has published numerous articles and book chapters, including upcoming publications on indigenous peoples and genocide in California for American Behavioral Scientist, and on climate change wars and indigenous peoples for Political Economy of the World-System research volume.

His newest book (with Thomas D. Hall), “Indigenous Peoples and Globalization,” reflects current research writing, combining American Indians struggles for sovereignty with related issues internationally.

The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history and culture. It was established by Act of Congress in 2003, following decades of efforts to promote and highlight the contributions of African Americans.

For more information, please visit the conference website or contact James Fenelon at jfenelon@csusb.edu or (909) 537-7291.

For more information on Cal State San Bernardino, contact the university’s Office of Strategic Communication at (909) 537-5007 and visit news.csusb.edu

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