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).
Land, class and secession on the Kenyan coastEvent Time: Fri, 03/30/2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Presenter: Natasha Issa Shivji, Lecturer, University of Dodoma, history department, Tanzania; PhD candidate, New York university, History Department
Abstract: My research focuses on secessionist movements in...
Marital Transgressions: Infidelity, Divorce, and Polygyny in a Swahili Muslim community in Coastal TanzaniaEvent Time: Fri, 03/23/2018 - 12:00pm
Abstract: This work grapples with the ordinariness of infidelity – one of the ultimate transgressions in intimate relationships and its relationship to polygyny and divorce in Peponi, a rural Swahili Muslim fishing village in coastal...
Family HistoriesEvent Time: Thu, 03/15/2018 - 12:00pm
Nokuthula Zinyengere, University of the Western Cape
Writing Megaprojects: Literature, Water, and Infrastructure in Latin AmericaEvent Time: Fri, 03/09/2018 - 12:00pm
Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies, University of Minnesota
Abstract: In 1967, the Brazilian military dictatorship inaugurated its sweeping developmentalist politics in the Amazonian city of Manaus with...
'The Kids are in Charge' but 'Adults Talk Too Much': Age and Power in the Peruvian Movement of Working ChildrenEvent Time: Fri, 03/02/2018 - 12:00pm
Presented by: Jessica K. Taft, Associate Professor of Latin American and Latino Studies, UC Santa Cruz
Abstract: Drawing on ethnographic observation and in-depth interviews with the Peruvian...
Special Session: Finding Grant Opportunities, U of M ResourcesEvent Time: Fri, 02/16/2018 - 12:00pm
Julie Kelly, UMN Libraries
An Embodied Leviathan: Conceptualizing Sovereignty through the Provisioning of Ottoman IstanbulEvent Time: Fri, 02/09/2018 - 12:00pm
Title: An Embodied Leviathan: Conceptualizing Sovereignty through the Provisioning of Ottoman Istanbul
Candan Turkkan, PhD Candidate,Political Science, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Going South: Chinese Migrant Entrepreneurs in Johannesburg, South AfricaEvent Time: Fri, 01/26/2018 - 12:00pm
Mingwei Hunag, PhD Candidate, American Studies, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Abstract: Over the past decade, the liberal U.S. media has eagerly reported the “China-in-Africa” story as one of empire....
Performing Kashmir, IndiaEvent Time: Fri, 12/08/2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Presented by: Dr. Sanjay Kumar, Department of English, Hansraj College, University of Delhi, Founding President, Pandies’ Theatre, Delhi
Abstract: This presentation intervenes in a complex vortex of war, state politics...
The Evaluation System as an Outspoken Boss who “doesn’t get gender”: Exploring the (in)commensurability of ‘gender’ within international developmentEvent Time: Fri, 12/01/2017 - 12:00pm
Department of Sociology
Abstract: Lightly drawing from Latour’s notion of social actants, I will personify evaluation systems to sharpen attention to the powerful role they...