All events held in MacMillan Hall Great Room

Thursday April 10

2:30 – Welcoming remarks,  Tim Melley, Director of the Humanities Center

2:45 – Negotiating Identity Across Space and Time
-Denise McCoskey, Professor of Classics, “Global Markets And Gender Panic:  ‘Shopping’ And The Destablization Of Imperial Boundaries In Ancient Rome”
-Wietse De Boer, Professor of History, “Conversions: Difference, Conflict, and Accommodation in the Early Modern Mediterranean”
-John Cinnamon, Associate Professor of Anthropology, “Of Mami Wata & Mademoiselle: Spirits, Extraversion and Invention in Global Equatorial Africa”
-Sheila Croucher, Professor of American Studies, “From World Citizenship to Purified Patriotism: Obama’s Nation-Shaping in a Global Era
Moderator: Anita Mannur, Associate Professor of English and Asian/Asian American Studies and Director of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

5:00 – Keynote: Jacqueline Stevens, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Deportation Research Clinic at Northwestern University, “States Without Nations” 

6:00 – Reception


Friday, April 11

9:00 -- Integrating Globalization in Research: Altman Undergraduate Fellows’ Projects 

- Cassandra Ford, “ ‘The Mindful Revolution’: the Politics of Neoliberal Spirituality”
- Kimberly Foster, “Pax Mongolica: Globalization in the Mongol Empire”
- Michelle McVicker, “Identity-Driven Marketplace: the Rise of Muslim-Influenced Couture”
- Courtney DeHaas, “The Global Mujāhidīn: A Case Study of the Boston Marathon Bombings”
- Zachary Maciaszek, “Bollywood and Hybridity: The American Influence on a Homosexual Subtext”
Moderator:  Rachel Oriol, Altman Graduate Fellow

10:15 - Rights Discourses: Acting Locally and Globally

-Sandra Garner, Assistant Professor of American Studies, “Boycotts: The ASA, American Indians, and Israel”
-Liz Wilson, Professor of Comparative Religion, “How Well Does Global Buddhist Feminism Meet Local Needs? The 20th Century Theravada Buddhist Nuns’ Revival Movement” 
-Kelli Johnson, Associate Professor of English, “Child Bride, Child Prostitute, Child Soldier: Narrating Moral Belonging through the Figure of ‘The Girl Child’ in Human Rights Discourses”
Moderator: Elena Jackson Albarrán, Assistant Professor of History and Latin American Studies

12:00 – Lunch Break

1:00 – Keynote: Lisa Lowe, Professor of English and American Studies at Tufts University, “The Intimacies of Four Continents: A History of the Present” 

2:30 - - Representing Culture in a Global Era

-Kerry Hegarty, Associate Professor of Spanish, "Hollywood and Mexico: Cinematic Globalization from the Golden Age to Cuarón"
-Elena Jackson Albarrán, Assistant Professor of History and Latin American Studies, "Primitive Geniuses: Mexican Child Artists and the Transnational Flow of Creative Capital, 1930s and 1940s"
-Rachel Oriol, Altman Graduate Fellow, "Representations of Dance: The (Dis)abled Body and Identity in Ana Castillo's Peel my Love Like an Onion"
-Anita Mannur, Associate Professor of English and Asian/Asian American Studies and Director of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, "Kitchens in Conflict: Culinary Diplomacy and Palatable Globalization"
Moderator: Sandra Garner, Assistant Professor of American Studies

4:30 – Keynote: Vered Amit, Professor of Anthropology at Concordia University, Montreal, “Between Disjuncture and Interconnection: Opportunities, Happenstances and Improvisations among Mobile Dual Nationals”

5:30 – Reception

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