Welcome back to school, dear readers! Here at Bwog, we do our best to bring your attention to important guest lecturers and special events on campus. If you notice any events excluded from our coverage or have a correction, let us know in the comments or email events@bwog.com.

Student Event Spotlight

A new year means new student events!  If your club or organization is interested in having your event featured in our weekly roundup, please submit them to events@bwog.com or DM us on Instagram @bwog.


  • On Wednesday, January 19 at 11 am is Pursuing Platform Transparency in 2022. Four experts from civil society discuss the importance of making platform transparency a reality. They currently have an outsized influence on individuals and society at large, yet there’s dangerously little insight into how they operate: Who’s paying for political ads? What content receives the most engagement? Why do platform algorithms behave the way they do?
  • Also on Wednesday, at 12 pm, is Heritability and the Ancestral Present. A conversation between Hillary Chute, preeminent scholar of comics, graphic novels and visual studies, and Elizabeth A. Povinelli on The Inheritance, Povinelli’s graphic memoir a reflection on the powers of imagined geographies, kinship, and history as these cross from the Italian Alps to the American South.
  • On Wednesday at 6 pm is Revolution 6/13. Kendall Thomas and Bernard E. Harcourt read and discuss Familiar Stranger and “Culture, Resistance, and Struggle” by Stuart Hall, and “The Third Reconstruction: Black Nationalism and Race in a Revolutionary America” by Manning Marable.
  • Thursday, January 20 at 12 pm, Mohamad Amer Meziane argues that secularization should be re-conceptualized not only as an imperial and racial but also as an ecological set of processes at Des empires sous la terre: Is There a Secularocene?.
  • On Thursday, at 1 pm, be part of the launch of a multimedia ethnographic project documenting the agency of children in migration. This panel on Children on the Move Across the Americas brings together young community researchers, academics, and documentarians

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