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Jan
17
2018

Global Café - Alvita Akiboh

When: Wednesday, January 17, 2018
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM  

Where: 2010 Sheridan Road, Room 201, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Student

Contact: Parth Joshi   847.491.7980

Group: International Studies

Category: Academic

Description:

The Global Café is excited to host Alvita Akiboh, a Ph.D. student with the Department of History!

Alvita Akiboh is a Doctoral candidate specializing in the history of the United States colonial empire. Akiboh's dissertation, "Imperial Material: Objects and Identity in the U.S. Colonial Empire," examines material culture and national identity in the U.S. overseas territories. She is specifically interested in those material objects produced by the state that contain national symbols—flags, currency, and postage stamps—and how those objects function in the overseas territories, on the borders of the American national community. Akiboh has conducted research in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Philippines, Guam, Hawai‘i, and American Samoa. Her work has been supported by the Smithsonian Institute, the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, the Bentley Historical Library, and the Buffett Institute for Global Studies.

Dinner will be provided.

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