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).
From the dumpster to the bookshelf: The creation of an epistemic space by the Brazilian black author Carolina Maria de JesusEvent Time: Fri, 05/04/2018 - 12:00pm
Ana Claudia dos Santos Sao Bernardo, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Minnesota
Local understandings and approaches to peace and peacebuilding in Kenyan universitiesEvent Time: Fri, 04/27/2018 - 12:00pm
Maurice Sikenyi, Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy and Development, University of Minnesota
Black Cinema and Social Activism: A possible dialogue?Event Time: Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:00pm
João Gabriel do Nascimento Nganga, ICGC Visiting Scholar
Center for Afro-Brazilian Studies at the Federal University of Uberlândia, Brazil
Abject Bodies in Action: A Socialist Progress and Tactical ManeuversEvent Time: Fri, 04/13/2018 - 12:00pm
Presented by: Surafel Wondimu Abebe
Performance Historiography; Department of Theatre Arts and Dance
From Commodification to Financialization: Moments and Mutations of Neoliberal Housing Policies in TurkeyEvent Time: Fri, 04/06/2018 - 10:45am
Serife Genis, Adnan Menderes University
Land, class and secession on the Kenyan coastEvent Time: Fri, 03/30/2018 -
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...
Marital Transgressions: Infidelity, Divorce, and Polygyny in a Swahili Muslim community in Coastal TanzaniaEvent 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...
Writing Megaprojects: Literature, Water, and Infrastructure in Latin AmericaEvent Time: Fri, 03/09/2018 - 12:00pm
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...
'The Kids are in Charge' but 'Adults Talk Too Much': Age and Power in the Peruvian Movement of Working ChildrenEvent 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...
Special Session: Finding Grant Opportunities, U of M ResourcesEvent Time: Fri, 02/16/2018 - 12:00pm
Julie Kelly, UMN Libraries