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
Oct
23
2015

Planetary Sea, Ocean Archive: Querying the Geography of History

Event Time: Fri, 10/23/2015 - 12:00pm

Jessica Lehman, Department of Geography, Environment and Society

Abstract: How can we contend with global-scale environmental crises caused by the human species, while also attending to geographical...

ICGC Brown Bag
Oct
16
2015

Darfur is Dying: Playing with Genocide

Event Time: Fri, 10/16/2015 - 12:00pm

Lauren van der Rede, Department of English, University of the Western Cape

Abstract: Darfur is Dying is a simulation style video game which markets itself as a “game for change”, that offers...

ICGC Brown Bag
Oct
09
2015

The Voice and the Speaker: On the Resonance of Social History

Event Time: Fri, 10/09/2015 - 12:00pm

Aidan Erasmus, Department of History, University of the Western Cape

Abstract: This paper examines the work of the voice and the speaker as technologies of the sonic that resonate with the work of history...

ICGC Brown Bag
Oct
02
2015

Matchmaking Business: External and Intermediate Force of Exogamy

Event Time: Fri, 10/02/2015 - 12:00pm

Juyoung Lee, Department of Anthropology

Abstract: Anthropologists have long studied marriage practices of exogamy as a rupture that severs biological roots of kinship. Following critiques of such a...

ICGC Brown Bag
Sep
25
2015

School-Based Leadership and its Influence on Teacher Professional Learning in a South African Reform Context

Event Time: Fri, 09/25/2015 - 12:00pm

Dr. Smangele (Sma) Mkhwanazi, Department of Education Leadership & Management, University of South Africa 

Abstract: The era of transformation in the South African education context...

ICGC Brown Bag
Sep
18
2015

Arab Youth: Disruptive Generation of the Twenty-first Century?

Event Time: Fri, 09/18/2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Presenter: Dr. Linda Herrera, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Abstract: Are the Arab youth who crystallized into the generation of the uprisings causing a disruption to the prevailing order, and if so, in what direction? What...

ICGC Brown Bag
May
01
2015

Dancing in the Forest: Politics of Land Law and Aesthetic Neoliberal

Event Time: Fri, 05/01/2015 - 12:00pm

Dr. Rachmi Diyah Larasati, Department of Theatre Arts & Dance

Abstract: This presentation proposes an examination of the issue of vulnerability of the global as discourse on neoliberal...

ICGC Brown Bag
Apr
24
2015

Biological Individuality: Towards a Pluralistic Solution for the Demographer's Dilemma

Event Time: Fri, 04/24/2015 - 12:00pm

María Rebolleda-Gómez, ICGC Scholar, Department of Ecology, Evolution & Behavior

Abstract: The problem of biological individuality lies at the intersection...

ICGC Brown Bag
Apr
17
2015

The Challenge of Warrior Women: Gender, Race, and Militarism in Media

Event Time: Fri, 04/17/2015 - 12:00pm

Dr. Mary Vavrus, Department of Communication Studies

Abstract: Women in the U.S. have had an official military presence since the establishment of the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) in World War 2;...

ICGC Brown Bag
Apr
10
2015

Developing Gender: The UN, NGOs, and Feminist Studies Fieldwork

Event Time: Fri, 04/10/2015 - 12:00pm

Samantha Poindexter, ICGC Scholar, Department of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies

Abstract: Reflexivity, positionality, accountability, and reciprocity are now common...

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