Guest Lectures

Thursday, January 25, 2024 – 2:15 PM

“I’m a Luxury” – Embodied Consumption and Exhibiting Capital in Lauren Greenfield’s Generation Wealth

Prof. Dr. Kerstin Schmidt (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)

Tuesday, November 14, 2023 – 8:15 AM

Across the Pacific: The United States and China in Historical Perspective

Prof. Meredith Oyen (University of Maryland, Baltimore County)

Friday, July 7, 2023 – 6:00 PM

The Birth of Southern Cooking: Food, Politics, and Mary Randolph

Prof. Christopher Hendricks (Georgia Southern University)

Wednesday, July 5, 2023 – 8:15 AM

The Rice Pie: Gender, Race, and Material Culture in the Old South

Prof. Christopher Hendricks (Georgia Southern University)

Monday, June 26, 2023 – 12:00 PM

Financializing Intelligence: Neural Nets, AI, and Economy

Prof. Dr. Orit Halpern (Technische Universität Dresden)

Thursday, May 11, 2023 – 12:15 PM

Race - The Theory

Prof. Geoffrey Harpham (Fellow at The New Institute, Hamburg)

Wednesday, January 18, 2023 – 2:15 PM

“Barren, Silent, Godless”: The Apocalypse and the Human Condition in Cormac McCarthy's The Road

Matthew Carter (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK)

Friday, November 25, 2022 – 3:00 PM

Gods and Monsters: A Solastalgic Examination of Detroit's Ruins and Representation

Prof. Christopher Gullen (Westfield State University)

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 – 8:00 AM

“The Postcolonial Turn in Cultural Studies” (online)

Dr. Rimika Singhvi

Friday, June 17, 2022 – 10:00 AM

"Blackness and the Changing Diaspora"

Michelle M. Wright (Emory University College)

Thursday, January 20, 2022 – 5:00 PM

Uncivil Wrongs: Black American Song Deals with Racism

Prof. Steven Tracy (University of Massachusetts Amherst)

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 – 6:00 PM

A Chemical History of Film: Kodak and the Manhattan Project

Prof. Alice Lovejoy (University of Minnesota)

Wednesday, December 15, 2021 – 8:00 AM

“The Postcolonial Turn in Cultural Studies”

Dr. Rimika Singhvi

Wednesday, June 30, 2021 – 5:15 PM

Of Temporality and Tamaulipan Thornscrub: Settler Colonialism and Speculative Fiction in a Trans-Border Ecological Habitat

John Morán González (Univ. of Texas at Austin)

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 – 8:00 AM

Protestant America?

Dr. Anja-Maria Bassimir (Obama Institute, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz)

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 – 5:30 PM

Wars of the Worlds: Radio, Fake News, and Resistance in 1938

Minou Arjomand (UT Austin / Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin)

Friday, December 4, 2020 – 10:30 AM

The Great American Melting Pot?: Assimilation and Ethnic Identity in the United States

Dr. Christina A. Ziegler-McPherson (Deutsches Schifffahrtsmuseum, Bremerhaven)

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 – 8:15 PM

Policing the US-Mexico Border, Policing the Brown Body: The Mexican American Experience

Jason Sae-Saue (Southern Methodist University)

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - Wednesday, January 15, 2020 – 2:00 PM

What Poets Do With History: Derek Walcott's "Omeros" and the Battle of the Saint(e)s

Prof. Dr. Thomas Austenfeld
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