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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
Mar
30
2018

Land, class and secession on the Kenyan coast

Event 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...

ICGC Brown Bag
Mar
23
2018

Marital Transgressions: Infidelity, Divorce, and Polygyny in a Swahili Muslim community in Coastal Tanzania

Event 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...

ICGC Brown Bag
Mar
15
2018

Family Histories

Event Time: Thu, 03/15/2018 - 12:00pm

Nokuthula Zinyengere, University of the Western Cape

Abstract forthcoming 

ICGC Brown Bag
Mar
09
2018

Writing Megaprojects: Literature, Water, and Infrastructure in Latin America

Event Time: Fri, 03/09/2018 - 12:00pm

Tim Frye

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...

ICGC Brown Bag
Mar
02
2018

'The Kids are in Charge' but 'Adults Talk Too Much': Age and Power in the Peruvian Movement of Working Children

Event 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...

ICGC Brown Bag
Feb
16
2018

Special Session: Finding Grant Opportunities, U of M Resources

Event Time: Fri, 02/16/2018 - 12:00pm

 Julie Kelly, UMN Libraries

ICGC Brown Bag
Feb
09
2018

An Embodied Leviathan: Conceptualizing Sovereignty through the Provisioning of Ottoman Istanbul

Event 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

Abstract:...

ICGC Brown Bag
Jan
26
2018

Going South: Chinese Migrant Entrepreneurs in Johannesburg, South Africa

Event 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....

ICGC Brown Bag
Dec
08
2017

Performing Kashmir, India

Event 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...

ICGC Brown Bag
Dec
01
2017

The Evaluation System as an Outspoken Boss who “doesn’t get gender”: Exploring the (in)commensurability of ‘gender’ within international development

Event Time: Fri, 12/01/2017 - 12:00pm

Emily Springer

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...

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