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April 14, 2023 @ 10:00 am – 11:45 am
School for Advanced Research
660 Garcia St
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Free to SAR members. $10 for non-members.
Moira Garcia

Friday, April 14 / 10:00 a.m. coffee, 10:30 a.m. discussion / Eric S. Dobkin Boardroom at the School for Advanced Research

This event is free to SAR members, the fee for non-members is $10. Space is limited and reservations are required. Please register here.

After the President’s Lecture, “The Invention of Race” with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Andrew S. Curran, join us to continue the conversation at a small gathering in the Dobkin Boardroom at SAR. Speaker Andrew S. Curran will be joined by Dr. Estevan Rael-Gálvez to discuss the presentation of the night before and to bring the topic into context with New Mexico. Guests will be invited to ask questions and participate in the discussion.

Andrew S. Curran

Andrew S. Curran, Ph.D., is the William Armstrong Professor of the Humanities at Wesleyan University and a leading specialist in the Enlightenment era. His writing has appeared in The New York Review of Books, The New York Times, The Guardian, Newsweek, Time Magazine, The Paris Review, El Païs, and The Wall Street Journal. He is the author of the award-winning books Diderot and the Art of Thinking Freely (Other Press, 2019) and The Anatomy of Blackness: Science and Slavery in an Era of Enlightenment (Johns Hopkins UP, 2013).


Estevan Rael-Gálvez

Estevan Rael-Gálvez, Ph.D., is the director of Native Bound-Unbound, a Mellon Foundation-sponsored digital humanities project centered on the millions of indigenous people whose lives were and have been shaped by enslavement. Dr. Rael-Gálvez, anthropologist, historian, and Indigenous slavery scholar, has served as the state historian of New Mexico, the executive director of the National Hispanic Cultural Center, and senior vice president of historic sites at the National Trust for Historic Preservation


Sponsored by

Susan Foote and Stephen Feinberg

Rachel O’Keefe