Research for Lunch: Dr. Walter Hixson

Walter L. Hixson, distinguished professor of history, will present on Tuesday, February 4, at noon in the Student Union, Room 308. He will discuss his new book and ongoing research on settler colonialism. The book, entitled American Settler Colonialism: A History was published by Palgrave Macmillan in December. Settler colonialism refers to a history in which settlers drove indigenous populations from the land in order to construct their own ethnic and religious national communities. Settler colonial societies include Argentina, Brazil, Australia, Canada, Israel, New Zealand, South Africa, and the United States. What primarily distinguishes settler colonialism from colonialism proper is that the settlers came not to exploit the indigenous population for economic gain, but rather to remove them from land desired by settlers.  

Dr. Hixson’s book focuses on the history of settler colonization in the United States, Hawaii, and Alaska and its linkage with the U.S. War in the Philippines (1899-1902) and twentieth century empire.  His future research analyzes the “special relationship” between the United States and Israel in the context of settler colonialism.

Bring your lunch and show support for one of your colleagues.

RSVP Kelly Ruszkiewicz, ORA, by email