Past Events

Dec 2, 2022
Speaker: Kat Klett

Katrina Klett is a 3rd year PhD student in the Department of Natural Resources Science and Management working in the honeybee lab on the St. Paul Campus. She is a beekeeper and is passionate about getting more habitat back onto the landscape in the Upper Midwest.

Nov 18, 2022
Speaker: Lwando Scott

Lwando’s research focus is on what he loosely terms “queering the postcolony”. Lwando is looking to develop this concept of “queering the postcolony” and incorporate, engage, challenge, and stretch concepts such as decolonisation, sexuality (queerness), gender, culture, and futurities within the post-colonial South African context.

Nov 11, 2022
Speaker: Ana Paula Ferriera

The talk calls to attention to critiques of Lusotropicalism emerging in very different geo-cultural and political spaces of contestation and/or active struggle against Portuguese colonialism in Africa.

Nov 8, 2022
Speaker: Nusrat S. Chowdhury

This paper is based on Chowdhury's current book project that contemplates the postcolonial trajectories of development and democracy. The focus is a river bridge in Bangladesh which is the country’s largest and most high-profile development project. 

Nov 4, 2022
Speaker: Nusaiba Imady

This research examines the connection between the writings of women who have ended their lives and the authors who have interconnected their own narratives to them. It examines how the experience of fatalistic suicide, as a social act, is embodied by women writers. 

Oct 28, 2022
Speaker: Lindokuhle Mandyoli

Lindokuhle Mandyoli proposes a re-examination of what we understand colonial injustice to be – a fundamentally material injustice. Mandyoli essentially deals with two contending arguments on the debate on justice in South Africa, namely Transformative Constitutionalism and the Constitutional Abolitionists.

Oct 27, 2022
Speaker: Laura Pulido

Laura Pulido will explore how U.S. cultural memory represents processes of white supremacy and settler colonization. Based on an analysis of National Historical Landmarks, Pulido found that 92% of all National Landmarks deny histories of white supremacy and settler colonization through a variety of means. 

Oct 25, 2022
Speaker: Meena Dhanda

In this talk, Dr. Dhanda argues that South Asian populations experience the relative intensity of racism and casteism in different ways and presents that from our position in the diaspora, the concurrence of anti-racism and anti-casteism lies in the realm of praxis.

Oct 18, 2022
Speaker: Anand Patwardhan

Anand Patwardhan is an Indian documentary filmmaker known for his socio-political, human rights-oriented films. Some of his films explore the rise of religious fundamentalism, sectarianism and casteism in India, while others investigate nuclear nationalism and unsustainable development.

Oct 14, 2022
Speaker: Osama Imran

Through ethnographic research among the silsila (chain/spiritual genealogy) members of Naqshbandia Awaisia in Pakistan, my project focuses on the Sufi practice of zikr in which practitioners synchronize the repetition of their breath and head movement with the inner recitation of Allah's name.

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