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New Faculty Microtalks

The IAH is hosting two sessions of microtalks by new faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences on Monday, April 8, and Wednesday, April 10. Faculty in their first and second years at UNC will give brief, informal talks to present their scholarship to the wider campus community. A reception will follow the presentations.

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When Apr 08, 2013 04:30 PM to
Apr 10, 2013 06:30 PM
Where Hyde Hall University Room
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Contact Phone 843-2653
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The IAH is please to announce two sessions of microtalks by new faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences on Monday, April 8, and Wednesday, April 10. Faculty in their first and second years at UNC will give brief (5-7 minutes), informal talks on some aspect of their work in the humanities, arts or qualitative social sciences. These sessions are designed to provide new faculty with an opportunity to collaborate with others across departments and present their scholarship to the wider campus community. A wine and cheese reception will follow each session, which will take place from 4:30-6:30 pm in the Hyde Hall University Room on both days.

Roster of Speakers

Monday, April 8 (4:30-6:30 pm)

  • Brandon Bayne (Religious Studies): “Christian Martyrdom and the Colonization of the Americas” Towns Middleton (Anthropology):  “Recognition, Autonomy and Other Facets of the Political Contemporary in India” 
  • Christian Lentz (Geography):  “Where is Dien Bien Phu? Decolonization and the Politics of Asia’s National Frontiers” 
  • Kumarini Silva (Communication Studies): “He loves me/not: Race and Patriarchy in the Global Circulation of Romance” 
  • Klaus Larres (History): “Enlightened Self-Interest? The US and the Unity of Europe Past and Present” 
  • Kathy Perkins (Dramatic Art): “TaSUba-Institute for Arts and Culture: The Gem on the Indian Ocean” 
  • Juan Alamo (Music): “Cross-Cultural Communication through Music” 
  • Toan Phan (Economics): “Economics of Revolution”
  • Iqbal Sevea (History): “'From Bards to Jesters: Caste and Religious Transmission in Modern Punja”
  • Chris Teuton (American Studies): “The Gagora Rhetoric of Cherokee Stories of the Turtle Island Liars Club” 
  • Susan Harbage Page (Women’s & Gender Studies): “US-Mexico Border Project: Recent Art Interventions” 

Wednesday, April 10 (4:30-6:30 pm)

  • Jessica Boon (Religious Studies): “The Mystical Language of Pain” 
  • Patricia Amaral (Romance Languages): “Language Use Matters” 
  • Uffe Bergeton (Asian Studies): “History Word by Word: Lexical Semantic Approach to Epistemic Changes in Early China” 
  • Priscilla Layne (Germanic and Slavic Languages): “Beyond Black Face: Poaching Blackness in German Popular Culture and the Limits of Appropriation” 
  • Sabine Gruffat (Art): “I Have Always Been a Dreamer: The Problem with Documentary” 
  • Daniel Kreiss (Journalism & Mass Comm.): “Media Events, Twitter Publics, and Active Spectatorship” 
  • David Navalinsky (Dramatic Art): “Making Connections through Theater” 
  • Lee Weisert (Music): “Environmental Sound Installations” 
  • Neal Thomas (Communication): “Social Computing and the Manufacture of Sense” 
  • Juliane Hammer (Religious Studies): “Men are the Protectors of Women”