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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
May
03
2019

The skin I inhabit: the black body in the feminine as a territory of academic research, artistic creation and political strategy

Event Time: Fri, 05/03/2019 - 12:00pm
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Patrícia (Pagi) Giselia Batista, University of Uberlandia, Brazil

Abstract forthcoming 

ICGC Brown Bag
Apr
26
2019

Consciousness Raising: Tracking the Transnational Diffusion of Feminist Practice

Event Time: Fri, 04/26/2019 - 12:00pm
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Dr. Elizabeth Jay Friedman, University of San Francisco 

In the 1970s, hundreds of thousands of women seeking to liberate themselves and society from patriarchal domination...

ICGC Brown Bag
Apr
12
2019

Imagining an Indian Ocean Aesthetic

Event Time: Fri, 04/12/2019 - 12:00pm

Kristy Stone, University of the Western Cape 

I begin with the biographies of two objects from prominent museum and archive collections in South Africa. Both of these objects are connected to particular healing practices and concepts...

ICGC Brown Bag
Apr
05
2019

The Queer Time of Death: Temporality, Refugee Rights, and the Politics of Commiseration

Event Time: Fri, 04/05/2019 - 12:00pm

In this talk, I explore the way that refugee rights as a temporally and spatially contingent concept normalizes queer and transgender refugee subjects, while managing the lives and deaths of different populations. Through examining the...

ICGC Brown Bag
Mar
29
2019

Soccer Dreams and Migrant Narratives in French Graphic Novels

Event Time: Fri, 03/29/2019 - 12:00pm

Agnes Schaffauser, Department of French & Italian 

Western countries often present the “migrant crisis” as a threat by considering clandestine migrants as anonymous invaders, reducing them to numbers and stripping them...

ICGC Brown Bag
Mar
15
2019

Archiving the Image of the Family

Event Time: Fri, 03/15/2019 - 12:00pm

Presented by Nokuthula Zinyengere, ICGC Visiting Scholar, University of the Western Cape

Abstract: An archive does not necessarily mean an accumulation of historical textual records. An archive can also consist of photographs that have...

ICGC Brown Bag
Mar
01
2019

The right hand knows what the left hand just did: The Handspring Puppet Company's Paper Archive

Event Time: Fri, 03/01/2019 - 12:00pm

Emma Minkley, University of the Western Cape 

This talk draws from a broader doctoral research project which explores, in both practical and theoretical terms, the often ambiguous relation between puppetry and the hand. The talk will...

ICGC Brown Bag
Feb
22
2019

Can social capital help immigrant families overcome food insecurity? A case study of refugee households in the Midwest

Event Time: Fri, 02/22/2019 - 12:00pm

Presented by: Harshada Karnik, Department of Applied Economics 

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ICGC Brown Bag
Feb
15
2019

Dilemmas of Dispossession in the Black Radical Tradition

Event Time: Fri, 02/15/2019 - 12:00pm Abstract: Various political and intellectual traditions have sought to leverage the language of self-ownership as a tool of radical critique, including Marxism, feminism, and Critical Race Theory. This lecture considers the dilemmas involved in...
ICGC Brown Bag
Feb
08
2019

Soils and Surveys: Identifying Opportunities to Improve Rural Livelihoods in the Republic of Georgia

Event Time: Fri, 02/08/2019 - 12:00pm

Sabrina Badger, Department of Soil, Water & Climate 

Although Georgia is considered a medium income country, the half of the population which relies on agriculture for their income largely live in poverty.  The country...

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