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This course examines human trafficking from a cultural, gendered, and historical perspective. It will include a film and readings about the sex trade and human trafficking. Students will write an original screen play informed by what they learn in the course. Readings of drafts of their work will be staged on Sunday.

Readings provided by OSLEP

Scholar: Dr. Lindsey Churchill

Lindsey Churchill received her PhD in Latin American History from Florida State University in 2010. She has worked as a Visiting Scholar at the University of Ghana and was a Research Associate at the Five College Women’s Studies Research Center at Mount Holyoke College. Her book "Becoming the Tupamaros: Solidarity and Transnational Revolutionaries in Uruguay and the United States" was published in February 2014 by Vanderbilt University Press. Using social and cultural history, Churchill examines the relationship between state repression and revolutionary resistance, the transnational connections between the Uruguayan Tupamaro revolutionaries and leftist groups in the U.S. as well as issues of gender and sexuality within radical movements. Dr. Churchill is the faculty sponsor of UCO-National Organization for Women and the Director of the Women’s Studies Minor and the Gender and Sexuality Studies Minor on campus. Her research interests include revolution, the Cold War, pro-violence groups, the New Left, gender, and sexuality. Past and future classes include: History of Sex in the Americas, History of Latin America, Revolution and Christianity in Latin America, Violence in Latin America, Intro to Gender Studies, and Maya, Aztec, and Inca Culture.

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September 12-13, September 26-27, and October 31-November 1, 2015 at the University of Central Oklahoma.

Austin Sarat, William Nelson Cromwell Professor Jurisprudence & Political Science, Amherst College
Janelle Grellner, Assistant Director of the American Democracy Program at University of Central Oklahoma
Lindsey Churchill, Assistant Professor of History at University of Central Oklahoma
Sister Helen Prejean, member of the Congregation of St. Joseph, Ministry Against the Death Penalty

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September 12-13 and October 31-November 1, 2015 at the University of Central Oklahoma


Austin Sarat, William Nelson Cromwell Professor Jurisprudence & Political Science, Amherst College
Janelle Grellner, Assistant Director of the American Democracy Program at University of Central Oklahoma
Sister Helen Prejean, member of the Congregation of St. Joseph, Ministry Against the Death Penalty