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).
New Contexts in the Teaching-Learning Research Nexus of International/global education: Reflections of Comparative Education FuturesEvent Time: Fri, 03/27/2015 - 12:00pm
Dr. Sonia Mehta, Visiting Assistant Professor of Educational Studies, Macalester College
Abstract: It can be argued that the field of study that we now know as ‘Comparative and...
Writing Gender: Colonialism, Ethnography and the Making of “Traditional” Kikuyu Sex/GenderEvent Time: Fri, 03/13/2015 - 12:00pm
Gabriale Payne, ICGC Scholar, Department of History
Abstract: This paper outlines some tentative preliminary thoughts on the disciplinary power of colonial ethnographic knowledge. First, taking...
Performing a Revolution: A Theatre of War in EthiopiaEvent Time: Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:00pm
Suafel Abebe, ICGC Scholar, Department of Theater Arts & Dance
Abstract: This paper does a two-fold engagement with the past. First, I argue that the ways in which the Ethiopian Student...
Food Accessibility in Jironkota, BoliviaEvent Time: Fri, 02/13/2015 - 12:00pm
Brian Wilson, ICGC Global Food Security Fellow, Department of Philosophy
Abstract: Jironkota lies in a remote region of the Andes Mountains in central Bolivia. The approximately one...
"A Canker in Imperial Administration": Consent, Morality, and Modernity in the Silberrad Affair, 1908Event Time: Fri, 02/06/2015 - 12:00pm
Elizabeth Williams, ICGC Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellow, Department of History
Abstract: In December of 1908, a letter to the editor of the London Times exposed the sordid story of...
A (Re)Cartography of Desire: Imagining Decolonial Queerness and the Myth of “Mexican” HomosexualityEvent 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...
Pipes, Publics and the Politics of Water Infrastructure in the Postcolonial CityEvent 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...
Cannibal Writes: Eating Others in Caribbean and Indian Ocean Women's WritingEvent 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 ...
Cool Kid's Revolution: Queer Affect, Negativity, and China's Sexual/Gender GlobalizationEvent 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...
(Re)Collections in the Archive: Making and Remaking the International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Archival CollectionEvent 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