25 Years

ICGC Brown Bag Series

ICGC offers a series of informal noon-time lecture-discussions called “Brown Bag Talks” where guests are invited to bring their lunches and eat during the sessions. Most of the presenters are ICGC Scholars and ICGC-affiliated faculty whose presentations focus on their current research projects. Visiting scholars and practitioners also make presentations in the talk series.

These events are open to the public. All ICGC Brown Bag Talks take place on Fridays from noon to 1:00 p.m. in room 537 Heller Hall, ICGC Commons Area (unless otherwise noted).


ICGC Brown Bag
Jan
30
2015

A (Re)Cartography of Desire: Imagining Decolonial Queerness and the Myth of “Mexican” Homosexuality

Event Time: Fri, 01/30/2015 - 12:00pm

Jesús Estrada-Pérez, ICGC Scholar, Department of American Studies

Abstract: Through a close examination of the work of Hector Silva and Joey Terrill, this talk aims to look at the ways...

ICGC Brown Bag
Nov
21
2014

Pipes, Publics and the Politics of Water Infrastructure in the Postcolonial City

Event Time: Fri, 11/21/2014 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Dr. Nikhil Anand, Department of Geography, Environment & Society

Abstract: This paper draws attention to the ways in which hydraulic publics are gathered and materialized through water connections...

ICGC Brown Bag
Nov
07
2014

Cannibal Writes: Eating Others in Caribbean and Indian Ocean Women's Writing

Event Time: Fri, 11/07/2014 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Cannibal Writes: Eating Others in Caribbean

and Indian Ocean Women’s Writings

Presented by Dr. Njeri Githire

Associate Professor of African American & African Studies

Abstract: In ...

ICGC Brown Bag
Oct
31
2014

Cool Kid's Revolution: Queer Affect, Negativity, and China's Sexual/Gender Globalization

Event Time: Fri, 10/31/2014 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Shana Ye, ICGC Scholar, Department of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies

Abstract: This work-in-progress discusses how negative affect is central to Chinese queer subject formation and the...

ICGC Brown Bag
Oct
17
2014

(Re)Collections in the Archive: Making and Remaking the International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Archival Collection

Event Time: Fri, 10/17/2014 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Presented by Geraldine Frieslaar

Practicing Archivist at Robben Island Mayibuye Archive

UWC Visiting Scholar

PhD Candidate, Department of History

University of the Western Cape

Abstract:...

ICGC Brown Bag
Oct
10
2014

Total Liberation: The Power and Promise of Animal Rights and the Radical Earth Movement

Event Time: Fri, 10/10/2014 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Presenter: Dr. David Pellow, Department of Sociology

Abstract: To what extent are radical environmental and animal rights movements also struggles over social inequality within human communities? In this presentation, I consider...

ICGC Brown Bag
Oct
03
2014

Problem Spaces and New Conditions of Possibility: Reconceptualizing Postcolonial Africa

Event Time: Fri, 10/03/2014 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

 Presented by Jessica Farrell, Janeke Thumbran, Paul Vig, Department of History

ABSTRACT: This panel explores how David Scott's concept of the 'problem space' might...

ICGC Brown Bag
Sep
26
2014

CANCELLED - Please watch for rescheduled date - Loving the Foreskin I'm in: Queering Erotic Representation and the Possibility of Ecstasy

Event Time: Fri, 09/26/2014 - 12:00pm

Presented by Jesus Estrada-Perez, Department of American Studies

ABSTRACT:  In this chapter, I explore how gay Chicano artists simultaneously deconstruct colonizing forms of representing and...

ICGC Brown Bag
Sep
19
2014

"The Precarious Life of Black Bodies in the Age of Ferguson, Obama, and the Militarization of the Police

Event Time: Fri, 09/19/2014 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

The Precarious Life of Black Bodies in the Age of Ferguson, Obama, and the Militarization of the Police

Presented by Dr. Rose M. Brewer Morse-Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor Professor of African American & African Studies

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ICGC Brown Bag
May
02
2014

OUT OF PLACE: Mapping the ‘unhomely’ in the poetry of Dennis Brutus

Event Time: Fri, 05/02/2014 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Tyrone August, Visiting Scholar, University of the Western Cape

Abstract: My presentation examines the “unhomely” (unheimlich) in the poetry of the South African writer...

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