Calendar of Events

Spring 2016 (Archived)

C21 Annual Conference
Curtin 175 and environs

Keynote speakers
Jennifer Nez Denetdale, Jolene Rickard, Audra Simpson, Kim TallBear, and Gerald Vizenor

Conference website
Previous events
Friday, February 12, 2016
Stephen Graham Jones (English, Colorado)
Reading and Discussion
3:30 pm Curtin 175

Brown bag lunch seminar
12 noon Curtin 939
Readings: Stephen Graham Jones, "Brushdogs" and "Father, Son, Holy Rabbit"
Friday, February 19, 2016
Levi Bryant (Philosophy, Collin College)
The Interior of Things
MIGC Keynote Speaker
3:30 pm Curtin 175
Recorded video (Mediasite)

Brown bag lunch seminar
12 noon, Curtin 368
Reading: Levi Bryant, "The Gravity of Things: An Introduction to Onto-Cartography"
Saturday, February 20, 2016
Nick Montfort (Digital Media, MIT)
Exploratory Programming Workshop
A MIGC workshop
1:00 pm DH Lab, Golda Meir Library
Friday, March 4, 2016
Patricia Richards (Sociology, Women's Studies, Georgia)
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Recollections of Violence and Survival in the Life Histories of Mapuche Women Elders
3:30 pm Curtin 175
Recorded video (Mediasite)
Recorded video (YouTube) -- no slides
Cosponsored with UWM's Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS)

Brown bag lunch seminar
"Sexual Harassment and the Construction of Ethnographic Knowledge"
12 noon Curtin 939
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Joséphine Bacon (Innu poet)
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A Conversation with Joséphine Bacon
(in English, French, and Innu)
5:00 pm Special Collections, 4th Floor
Golda Meir Library
2311 E Hartford Ave
Presented by UWM's American Indian Studies program
Friday, April 1, 2016
Becoming and Being a Refugee
An EmergentC21 Forum

On being a refugee in the Milwaukee area.

Community Panelists
Mette Brogden, State Refugee Coordinator, Wisconsin Department of Children and Families (PhD, Anthropology) | Anwar Sallumi, Refugee Services, Wisconsin Department of Children and Families | Barb Graham, Catholic Charities Legal Services for Immigrants | Patrick Thein, Case Manager, Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement Services | Tammie Xiong, Executive Director, Hmong American Women’s Association

UWM Respondents
Omar Mohamed, UWM Student, Social Work, Lutheran Social Services | Kalyani Rai, Professor, Educational Policy and Community Studies, UWM

Chia Vang, Professor, History, UWM

3:30 pm Curtin 175
Recorded video (Mediasite)
Recorded video (YouTube)

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Michael Twitty (food historian)
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Kosher/Soul: Black & Jewish "Identity Cooking" (PDF)
7:00 pm Centennial Hall
Milwaukee Public Library, Central
733 N 8th St
"Culinary historian Michael W. Twitty to speak on food as identity" (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
Presented by the Sam and Helen Stahl Center for Jewish Studies at UWM
Friday, April 22, 2016
Gloria Kim (former Provost Post-Doctoral Fellow, C21)
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Sianne Ngai (English, Stanford)
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Theory of the Gimmick
5th Annual Literature & Cultural Theory Lecture
2:00 pm Curtin 368
Presented by the UWM English Department's Graduate Program in Literature and Cultural Theory

Brown bag lunch seminar
Friday, April 29
12 noon Curtin 939
Reading: Sianne Ngai, "Introduction," Our Aesthetic Categories
All C21 events are free and open to the public
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