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).
Pipes, Publics and the Politics of Water Infrastructure in the Postcolonial CityEvent Time: Fri, 11/21/2014 -
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...
Cannibal Writes: Eating Others in Caribbean and Indian Ocean Women's WritingEvent Time: Fri, 11/07/2014 -
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 ...
Cool Kid's Revolution: Queer Affect, Negativity, and China's Sexual/Gender GlobalizationEvent Time: Fri, 10/31/2014 -
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...
(Re)Collections in the Archive: Making and Remaking the International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Archival CollectionEvent Time: Fri, 10/17/2014 -
Presented by Geraldine Frieslaar
Practicing Archivist at Robben Island Mayibuye Archive
UWC Visiting Scholar
PhD Candidate, Department of History
University of the Western Cape
Total Liberation: The Power and Promise of Animal Rights and the Radical Earth MovementEvent Time: Fri, 10/10/2014 -
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...
Problem Spaces and New Conditions of Possibility: Reconceptualizing Postcolonial AfricaEvent Time: Fri, 10/03/2014 -
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...
CANCELLED - Please watch for rescheduled date - Loving the Foreskin I'm in: Queering Erotic Representation and the Possibility of EcstasyEvent 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...
"The Precarious Life of Black Bodies in the Age of Ferguson, Obama, and the Militarization of the PoliceEvent Time: Fri, 09/19/2014 -
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...
OUT OF PLACE: Mapping the ‘unhomely’ in the poetry of Dennis BrutusEvent Time: Fri, 05/02/2014 -
Tyrone August, Visiting Scholar, University of the Western Cape
Abstract: My presentation examines the “unhomely” (unheimlich) in the poetry of the South African writer...
Creating Evidence-Based Policy for Safe Levels of Manganese in Drinking Water: Protecting Infant NeurodevelopmentEvent Time: Fri, 04/25/2014 - 12:00pm
Presented by Patricia McGovern, Environmental Health
We are pilot-testing a novel line of research to address a public health concern salient to Minnesota, but also relevant in Mexico and South...