Category Humanities

Sara Ahmed

“Complaint as Diversity Work”

Humanities Forum — Joan S. Korenman Lecture
“Complaint as Diversity Work”
Sara Ahmed, independent feminist scholar and writer
Tuesday, February 19, 7 p.m.
Proscenium Theatre

What can we learn about the workings of power from those who challenge power? This talk approaches complaint as a form of diversity work: the work some have to do in order to be accommodated. (Click heading for full description.)

Humanities Forum Writers Panel

Race and Religion in the U.S.: Women Writers in Conversation

Humanities Forum
Race and Religion in the U.S.: Women Writers in Conversation
Samiya Bashir, poet; Susan Muaddi Darraj, fiction writer; Alia Malek, journalist and author; Mejdulene B. Shomali, assistant professor of Gender, Women’s, + Sexuality Studies (moderator)
Monday, March 4, 4 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Three award winning writers, poet Samiya Bashir, journalist and author Alia Malek, and fiction writer Susan Muaddi Darraj will perform short excerpts of their work. After the performance, they will join Dr. Mejdulene B. Shomali for a moderated conversation on writing, gender, race, and religion in the U.S. (Click heading for full description.)

Jamie A. Thomas by Jennifer Weisbord

“Zombies Speak Swahili: Why Language Matters for Global Citizenship”

Humanities Forum and Social Sciences Forum — Daphne Harrison Lecture
“Zombies Speak Swahili: Why Language Matters for Global Citizenship”
Jamie A. Thomas, assistant professor of linguistics, Swarthmore College
Wednesday, April 3, 4 p.m.
132 Performing Arts and Humanities Building

More and more universities are encouraging study abroad and global citizenship. But how should students and faculty foster global study and intercultural communication? (Click heading for full description.)

David DeGrazia

“The Case for Substantial Gun Control”

Humanities Forum — Evelyn Barker Memorial Lecture
“The Case for Substantial Gun Control”
David DeGrazia, Elton Professor of Philosophy, George Washington University
Thursday, April 11, 4 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

This talk will make the case that the U.S. needs stronger gun control measures. We need tighter restrictions concerning who may acquire and use guns, restrictions on the types of weaponry that are available, and the involvement by the federal government in promoting gun safety, among other measures. (Click heading for full description.)

Rosemary Garland-Thomson

“Building a World that Includes Disability”

Humanities Forum
“Building a World that Includes Disability”
Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, professor of English and bioethics, disability studies scholar, Emory University
Tuesday, April 30, 5:30 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

What would a world be like if it fully welcomed and included people with disabilities? This lecture shows how the new field of disability studies brings forward the history, culture, politics, aesthetics, and ethics of disability and people living with disabilities. (Click heading for full description.)

Dan Bailey

“Seeing the Unseen Landscape”

Humanities Forum — Lipitz Lecture
“Seeing the Unseen Landscape”
Dan Bailey, professor of visual arts
Wednesday, May 8, 4 p.m.
132 Performing Arts and Humanities Building

In this talk, Dan Bailey considers human scale, perception, and natural landscape, which are central to his current work on long-duration photography of landscapes and a reconstruction of Baltimore’s geographic past. (Click heading for full description.)