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
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...

ICGC Brown Bag
Apr
25
2014

Creating Evidence-Based Policy for Safe Levels of Manganese in Drinking Water: Protecting Infant Neurodevelopment

Event 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...

ICGC Brown Bag
Apr
18
2014

Women, Violence and Questions Confronting ‘Feminism’

Event Time: Fri, 04/18/2014 - 12:00pm

Presenter: Dr. G. Arunima, Centre for Women's Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India

Abstract: 2013 was a year not merely of heightened violence against women – it...

ICGC Brown Bag
Apr
11
2014

Race and the Erotic in Black Queer Africa: A Preliminary Visual Analysis

Event Time: Fri, 04/11/2014 - 12:00pm

Presented by Elliot James (PhD Candidate) Department of History

Abstract: This presentation explores the work of black lesbian photographer Zanele Muholi and her visual activist...

ICGC Brown Bag
Apr
04
2014

Under the invisible market: Implication of market-based practices for motivations and barriers to public-engaged scholarship in Malawian higher education

Event Time: Fri, 04/04/2014 - 12:00pm

Presenter: Nelson Nkhoma, Department of Organizational Leadership Policy and Development

Abstract: Market-based practices have turned African university faculty members into almost vendors. This...

ICGC Brown Bag
Mar
28
2014

Autism, Masculinity, and Neural Citizenship

Event Time: Fri, 03/28/2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Presenter: Professor Jigna Desai, Department of Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies 

Abstract: Autism has (erroneously) been associated with a lack of empathy leading to a...

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