Faculty Colloquium Archives

2016-2017 | 2015-2016 | 2014-2015 | 2013-2014 | 2012-2013 | 2011-2012 | 2010-2011

The Faculty Colloquium offers faculty an opportunity to discuss a work-in-progress with colleagues from different disciplines. By long-standing practice, colloquium presenters provide a draft of their current research, which is made available to members of the Glasscock Center listserv. Each colloquium begins with the presenter’s short (10-15 minute) exposition of the project, after which the floor is open for comments and queries. The format is by design informal, conversational, and interdisciplinary.

Academic Year 2016-2017

September 20, 2016
Faculty Colloquium Series
“Mid-Century Modern American Synagogues: The Case of Mendelsohn, Wright, and Yamasaki”
Anat Geva
| Professor, Department of Architecture

October 11, 2016
Faculty Colloquium Series
“Nathaniel Hawthorne, Slavery, and the Civil War”
Larry Reynolds | Department of English

October 18, 2016
Faculty Colloquium Series
“An Empire above the Law: The Insular Cases in the U.S. Territories”
Katherine Unterman | Department of History

November 1, 2016
Faculty Colloquium Series
“The Craft of Journalism: Writing the Rule Book in the Gilded Age”
Dr. Randall Sumpter| Department of Communication

November 15, 2016
Faculty Colloquium Series
“Love Like a Chinese Socialist: Sublimation, Substantialization and Momentary Indulgence in Maoist Culture”
Dr. Jun Lei | Department of International Studies


Academic Year 2015-2016

September 15, 2015
Faculty Colloquium Series
“A King Must Walk Slowly: Dance and Political Legitimation at Ghana’s Independence”
David Donkor | Department of Performance Studies and Africana Studies Program

November 3, 2015
Faculty Colloquium Series
“Delivering Obamacare: Obstetrical Nursing, Patient Care, and Emotional Labor Under the Affordable Care Act”
Theresa Morris| Department of Sociology

November 17, 2015
Faculty Colloquium Series
“Out in the Territory: The Place of the Critique of Judgment in Kant’s System”
Kristi Sweet| Department of Philosophy

February 16, 2016
Faculty Colloquium Series
“Wilson’s Curse: The United States, Third World Nationalism, and the Postwar Federal Moment”
Jason Parker | Associate Professor, Department of History

March 1, 2016
Faculty Colloquium Series
“Considering Religious Digital Creatives Performances of Authority through a Technological Apologetic”
Heidi Campbell | Associate Professor, Department of Communication

April 5, 2016
Faculty Colloquium Series
“In Fulton’s Wake: The Archaeology of North America Steamboats, 1807-1850”
Kevin Crisman | Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology

April 12, 2016
Faculty Colloquium Series
“The Accidental Pluralism of Colonial America “
Evan Haefeli | Associate Professor, Department of History

April 19, 2016
Faculty Colloquium Series
“‘Troubling Sex’: Contested Citizenship Under Globalization in Postcolonial India”
Chaitanya Lakkimsetti | Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology

April 26, 2016
Faculty Colloquium Series
Nandra Perry | Associate Director and Associate Professor, Department of English


Academic Year 2014-2015

October 7, 2014
Faculty Colloquium Series
“Thinking Globally, Acting Globally: Cosmopolitanism, Risk and Representing Environmental Connection”
Emily Johansen | Assistant Professor, Department of English

October 21, 2014
Faculty Colloquium Series
“Do we not bleed when we are pricked: Judaism, Gender, and the Justice of Forgiveness”
Claire Katz | Professor, Department of Philosophy and Women’s and Gender Studies Program

November 11, 2014
Faculty Colloquium Series
“Pottery and Nation-Building: The Case of Wedgwood’s Green Frog Service”
Susan Egenolf | Associate Professor, Department of English

November 25, 2014
Faculty Colloquium Series
“Invaluable, Invisible, and Not Invincible: Perceived Experiences of Marginalization for Faculty Women of Color in the Academic Workplace”
Adrienne Carter-Sowell | Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology and Africana Studies Program

February 10, 2015
Faculty Colloquium Series
“Gendered Geographies of Memory: Place, Violence, and Exigency at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute”
Kristan Poirot| Department of Communication and Women’s and Gender Studies Program

March 10, 2015
Faculty Colloquium Series
“Gossip as Social Punishment”
Linda Radzik| Department of Philosophy

March 26, 2015
Faculty Colloquium Series
“Cultural Citizenship in Trinidad’s Carnival: ‘Creole Bacchanal’ and the Middle Class Jumpin’ Up”
N. Fadeke Castor| Department of Anthropology and Africana Studies Program

March 31, 2015
Faculty Colloquium Series
“A Singular Man: The making of an eighteenth-century unmarried life”
James Rosenheim| Department of History

April 14, 2015
Faculty Colloquium Series
“How do you know when it’s ready to go?  Judging and juggling technologies at NASA”
Jonathan Coopersmith| Department of History

April 21, 2015
Faculty Colloquium Series
“Ho Chi Minh and Americans: Love and Hatred in Socializing Vietnamese Youth During the War (1965-1975)”
Olga Dror| Department of History

April 28, 2015
Faculty Colloquium Series
“Infrapolitics: The Project and its Politics. Allegory and Denarrativization. A Note on Posthegemony.”
Alberto Moreiras| Department of Hispanic Studies

May 5, 2015
Faculty Colloquium Series
“The 2014 Ioppa Maritime Project”
Shelley Wachsmann| Department Anthropology and Nautical Archaeology Program

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Academic Year 2013-2014

September 17, 2013
Faculty Colloquium Series
“Introduction to Bollywood Sounds”
Jayson Beaster-Jones | Assistant Professor in the Department of Performance Studies

October 29, 2013
Faculty Colloquium Series
“From Davy Crockett to GI Blues: Elvis Meets the Atomic Army”
Brian Linn | Professor and Ralph R. Thomas Professor in Liberal Arts, Department of History

November 12, 2013
Faculty Colloquium Series
“Hearts, Minds, Voices: Cold War Public Diplomacy and the Genesis of the ‘Third World'”
Jason Parker | Associate Professor, Department of History

November 19, 2013
Faculty Colloquium Series
“‘The Original Desperate Housewife’: Betty Friedan and the Politics of Postfeminist Nostalgia”
Tasha Dubriwny | Assistant Professor, Department of Communication and Women’s and Gender Studies Program

January 28, 2014
Faculty Colloquium Series
“Buchenwald Stories: Testimony, Concentration Camp Liberators, and the American Encounter with the Holocaust”
Adam Seipp
 | Associate Professor, Department of History

February 11, 2014
Faculty Colloquium Series
“Sacred Architecture of the Athenian Acropolis before the Parthenon”
Nancy Klein | Associate Professor, Department of Architecture

February 25, 2014
Faculty Colloquium Series
“The Legal Alchemy of Racial Apartheid”
Wendy Moore | Associate Professor, Department of Sociology

March 18, 2014
Faculty Colloquium Series
“Sacred Spaces: Race, Resistance, and the Politics of Chicano and Latino Religious History”
Felipe Hinojosa | Assistant Professor, Department of History

April 15, 2014
Faculty Colloquium Series
“The Wallet Protest in Guinea, West Africa: An Example of the African American Radical Tradition Abroad”
Violet Showers Johnson | Professor, Department of History, Director of the Africana Studies Program

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Academic Year 2012-2013

September 12, 2012
James Rosenheim
| Professor, Department of History
“The Financial Records and Memoranda of Edmund Herbert, 1708-1733”

September 25, 2012
Angela Pulley-Hudson
| Assistant Professor, Department of History
“‘Real Native Genius’: Okah Tubbee, Laah Ceil, and the Limits of Antebellum Indianness”

October 9, 2012 
Judith Hamera | Professor, Department of Performance Studies
“‘Never Can Say Goodbye’: Michael Jackson, Detroit, and the Trouble with Ruins”

October 23, 2012
Federica Ciccolella
| Professor, Department of International Studies
“When East Meets West: Learning Greek in Venetian Crete”

November 13, 2012
Anne Morey | Associate Professor, Department of English
“‘The Gland School’: Gertrude Atherton and the Two Black Oxen

November 27, 2012
Joseph Jewell
| Associate Professor, Department of Sociology
“Other People’s Children:  Social Mothering, Schools, and Racialized Class Boundaries in Late-Nineteenth Century New Orleans and San Francisco”

February 5, 2013
Nathan Bracher
| Professor, Department of International Studies
“Paris Herald Tribune: François Mauriac on Race, War, Religion, and Politics”

February 19, 2013
Harland Prechel
| Professor, Department of Sociology
“‘Political Capitalism: The 2008 Financial Crisis and the Great Recession”

March 5, 2013
Daniel Conway
| Professor, Department of Philosophy
“Frightened by Faith: Kierkegaard’s Modernity”

March 26, 2013
Ruth Larson | Associate Professor, Department of International Studies
“‘Of a Monstrous Child’:Montaigne, Nature and Human Difference”

April 9, 2013
Donnalee Dox
| Associate Professor, Department of Performance Studies
“Visions of an Inner Life”

April 23, 2013
Hoi-eun Kim
| Assistant Professor, Department of History
“Healing Hands? Reassessing Richard Wunsch, a German Physician to the Korean Court, 1901-5”

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Academic Year 2011-2012

September 14, 2011
Melanie Hawthorne
| Professor, Department of European and Classical Languages and Cultures
“36 Views of Renée Vivien”

September 28, 2011
David Donkor | Assistant Professor, Department of Performance Studies and Africana Studies
“‘Let Me Play My Play’:  Creative Autonomy, Corporate Citizenship and the Myth of the Progressive State in Ghanaian Popular Theatre”

October 12, 2011
Vanita Reddy
| Assistant Professor, Department of English
“Afro-Asian Diasporic Intimacies in Mira Nair’s Mississippi Masala

October 26, 2011
Kirsten Pullen
| Associate Professor, Department of Performance Studies
“Selling Samba: Carmen Miranda and the Commercialization of Brazilian Music”

November 9, 2011
Gabriela Campagnol
| Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture
“Reuse of Industrial Heritage in Brazil: Redefining the Space of Sugar Production”

November 30, 2011
Lucia Hodgson
| Assistant Professor, Department of English
“American Romantic Childhood and Transatlantic Slavery, 1760s to 1830s”

January 25, 2012
Nancy Warren
| Professor and Head, Department of English
“Reading Chaucer in English Nunneries, c.1450-c.1600”

February 8, 2012
Stefanie Harris
| Associate Professor, Department of European and Classical Languages and Cultures
“Alexander Kluge: Defining Media”

February 29, 2012
Alberto Moreiras
| Professor and Head, Department of Hispanic Studies
“Spinoza’s Dream and the Demotic Principle”

March 21, 2012
Sally Robinson
| Associate Professor, Department of English
“Fantasies of Authenticity: Gender and Anti-Consumerism”

April 4, 2012
N. Fadeke Castor
| Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology and Africana Studies Program
“Sacred Imaginaries: Performance and the Decolonization of Blackness”

April 18, 2012
Maria Irene Moyna | Associate Professor, Department of Hispanic Studies
“Voseo/tuteo in Uruguayan Popular Songs from 1960 to 2010”

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Academic Year 2010-2011

September 8, 2010
Elisabeth Ellis
| Political Science
“Extinction and Democracy”

September 29, 2010
Jayson Beaster-Jones
| Performance Studies
“It Takes a Little Lawsuit: Music and Intellectual Property in Contemporary India”

October 13, 2010
Amy Earhart
| English
“What’s In and What’s Out? Rethinking Content Acquisition in Digital Literary Studies”

October 27, 2010
Hiroshi Ono |
Sociology
“Career Mobility in the Japanese Financial Sector”

November 10, 2010
Alain Lawo-Sukam
| Hispanic Studies and Africana Studies
“The Surge of Afro-Hispanic Literature in Non-Hispanic African Countries: The Case of Cameroon”

January 26, 2011
Shona Jackson
| Assistant Professor, Department of English
“Labor and Subjectivity in the Caribbean”

February 23, 2011
Cara Wallis
| Assistant Professor, Department of Communication
“The Grass-Mud Horse, the Green Dam Girl, and the Gendering of China’s Online Censorship Protest Culture”

March 23, 2011
Britt Mize
| Assistant Professor, Department of English
“The Women in Judas Iscariot’s Life: Where Did They Come From?”

March 9, 2011
Rudy Dunlap
| Assistant Professor, Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Sciences
“Recreating Culture: Slow Food as a Leisure Movement”

April 6, 2011
Nandini Bhattacharya
| Professor, Department of English
“Structure, Event and Liminality in Recent Hindi Films”

April 20, 2011
David Chroust
| Associate Professor, Cushing Memorial Library and Archives
“Unknown Bohemia: New yorské listy and Czech New York, 1874-1966″

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