Previous Mansfield Events

Previous Mansfield Lectures and One Book/One University Topics

2020-2021 Mansfield Lecturer

Luis Alberto Urrea, Poet, Novelist, and Essayist

2020-2021 One Book/One University and Common Read

Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea


Previous Matthew Freeman Lectures

  • Dr. Stacy Lindau, Head of Lindau Lab at the University of Chicago Medicine
  • Oscar Chacon, Executive Director, National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities
  • Eric Klinenberg, Helen Gould Shepard Professor of Social Science and Director of the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University
  • Anne-Marie Cusac, George Polk Award-winning journalist and Chair of the IMC at Roosevelt University
  • Tanya Golash Boza, Professor of Sociology, University of California, Merced
  • Joseph B. Tulman, Professor of Law, David A. Clarke School of Law, University of the District of Columbia
  • Carlos Javier Ortiz, Director, Cinematographer, and Documentary Photographer
  • Wendy Simonds, Professor, Director of Graduate Studies, Gerontology Institute, Georgia State University
  • Katha Pollitt, Writer for the Nation
  • Victor Rios, Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Margaret Regan, Author of  prize-winning books on immigration: "Detained and Deported: Stories of Immigrant Families Under Fire” (2015), and "The Death of Josseline: Immigration Stories from the Arizona-Mexico Borderlands" (2010)

Previous Scholar Activist Training Workshops  

Through an endowment from the Mansfield Foundation, the Hopmayer Scholar Activist Workshop was established in honor of Meme and Gary Hopmayer’s 50th Anniversary. We are pleased to be able to offer this workshop annually in the Fall semesters.

2018 Hopmayer Scholar Activist Workshop

Sangeetha Rivachandran, Associate Director of the Arab American Cultural Center at UIC.

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