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Join us for a special combination event as we celebrate the 2023 Emory Elliott award winner and another year of work together as colleagues at the Center for Ideas and Society.


A short talk from the awardee will be followed by a reception.


Free event, all are welcome!




5pm - Book talk with Emory Elliott Award Winner

Alejandra Dubcovsky (History)

Talking Back: Native Women and the Making of the Early Sout

6pm - Reception


About the Book

Historian Alejandra Dubcovsky tells a story of war, slavery, loss, remembrance, and the women whose resilience and resistance transformed the colonial South. In exploring their lives she rewrites early American history, challenging the established male-centered narrative.

About the Speaker

Alejandra Dubcovsky is a professor of history at the University of California, Riverside. She received her BA and PhD from UC Berkeley, and a Masters in Library and Information Science from San Jose State. Her focus is on Early America, Native America, Spanish Borderlands, and the American South. Her first book, Informed Power: Communication in the Early American South (HUP 2016), won the 2016 Michael V. R. Thomason Book Award from the Gulf South Historical Association. Her second book, Talking Back: Native Women and the Making of the Early South was published by Yale Press in 2023.

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