Faculty Colloquium Series

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.

Please note that this is not a lecture, and thus, is not suited for class attendance. The Colloquium Series is intended to provide the presenter with a forum to discuss his/her research and receive feedback from people who have already read his/her paper.

The Center makes the papers available in advance by providing a non-public URL to all who are on its listserv (SUBSCRIBE to the listserv). To request the URL for an individual paper without subscribing to the listserv, please contact the center in a timely manner at glasscock@tamu.edu or at (979) 845-8328.


Academic Year 2018-2019

Dr. Jennifer Mercieca’s Colloquium

Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 4-5 p.m.
“Demagogue for President: The Rhetorical Brilliance of Donald Trump”
Jennifer Mercieca | Department of Communication
311 Glasscock Building

Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 4-5 p.m.
“Beyond Safety: Risk, Cosmopolitanism, and Contemporary Neoliberal Life”
Emily Johansen | Department of English
311 Glasscock Building

Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 4-5 p.m.
“Apostles of Change: Radical Politics and the Making of Latina/o Religion”
Felipe Hinojosa | Department of History
311 Glasscock Building

Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 4-5 p.m.
“Global Intimacies”
Vanita Reddy | Department of English
311 Glasscock Building

Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 4-5 p.m.
“State Acoustics in Brazil”
Leonardo Cardoso | Department of Performance Studies
311 Glasscock Building


Tuesday, January 29, 2019, 4-5 p.m.
“Having It All Overseas: International Aid Workers and the Global Care Chain”
Dinah Hannaford | Department of International Studies
311 Glasscock Building

Tuesday, February 12, 2018, 4-5 p.m.
“Formation of Ho Chi Minh’s Cult and Its Role in the Construction of Vietnamese Statehood”
Olga Dror | Department of History
311 Glasscock Building

Tuesday, February 26, 2018, 4-5 p.m.
“Tex Mix: A History of Language Mixing in Mexican American Music from Texas”
Maria Irene Moyna | Department of Hispanic Studies
311 Glasscock Building

Tuesday, March 19, 2018, 4-5 p.m.
“The Legal Foundations of American Empire”
Katherine Unterman | Department of History
311 Glasscock Building

Tuesday, April 2, 2018, 4-5 p.m.
“Nursing Narratives and Decolonization”
Jessica Howell | Department of English
311 Glasscock Building

Tuesday, April 16, 2018, 4-5 p.m.
“The Role of Media in Facilitating a Contested Community of Resistance in Anti-Immigrant Times”
Nancy Plankey-Videla | Department of Sociology
311 Glasscock Building


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