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Student Event Spotlight

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  • On Monday, February 14, at 4:15 pm is A talk by Vaibhav Saria as part of the Queerness and Performance in South Asia Series, called “Giving Dignity, Restoring Shame: Hijras, Trans, and Passing.” Vaibhav Saria is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University.
  • On Tuesday, February 15, at 12 pm is The New Polarization in Latin America. This online event will have speakers from Columbia University, Amherst College, the University of Chicago, and Cornell University.
  • On Tuesday, February 15, at 6:15 pm we are Celebrating Recent Work by Arden Hegele. Their new book, Romantic Autopsy, considers a moment at the turn of the nineteenth century when literature and medicine collaborated to develop interpretive analogies that saw literary texts as organic bodies and anatomical features as legible texts.
  • On Tuesday, February 15, at 7 pm is The End of the Village: Planning the Urbanization of Rural China. Nick R. Smith’s recently published book, The End of the Village: Planning the Urbanization of Rural China, explores the contested implementation of a radical new approach to urbanization in the municipality of Chongqing. Drawing on the book’s findings, this interdisciplinary panel brings together leading scholars of Chinese urbanization to discuss the ongoing transformation of China’s urban–rural relations.
  • On Wednesday, February 16, at 2 pm is Book Talk. Imię Ojca/Im’ia Bat’ka (The Name of the Father). This bilingual volume is a collection of Anna Frajlich-Zajac’s Polish-language poems compiled and translated into Ukrainian by poet Vasyl Makhno. The event will feature readings by Frajlich-Zajac in the original Polish and by Makhno in Ukrainian.
  • On Wednesday, February 16, at 7 pm is Japan’s New Stock Market. Hiromi Yamaji, the President & CEO of Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc. will discuss the reforms to Japan’s stock market, which are expected to have far-ranging consequences.
  • On Thursday, February 17, at 12 pm is Violence, Politics, and the Graphic Novel. Image-text forms—like comics, caricatures, etc.—have long been a venue for depicting historical violence in wartime propaganda or in stand-out examples like Francisco Goya’s woodcuts. Since Art Spiegelman first made waves with Maus, graphic novels have become an important venue for representing historical violence. This panel brings together several eminent specialists in comic and graphic novels studies and French and Comparative Literature.
  • On Thursday, February 17, at 6 pm is Indigenous Futures. This will be a Q&A panel event with four Indigenous climate activists, which will focus on Indigenous perspectives on climate change and create a space where Indigenous voices are centered within the climate conversation. Right now, Indigenous communities protect 80% of the world’s biodiversity, and Indigenous technologies are used in climate adaptation efforts; however, Indigenous activists are seldom given the same platforms and support as white activists. 
  • On Friday, February 18, at 12:30 pm is Feminist Anthropologies in Mexico. Feminist Anthropologies in Mexico: Epistemologies, Ethics, Practices, and Diverse Looks is a collective effort that embodies a powerful conversation between anthropologists from various institutions, regions, and generations. This book presentation and roundtable will discuss epistemological models that emerged in the ’80s and methodological approaches, such as collaborative dialogues.

Street where people told me a wall is (where is the wall) via Wikimedia Commons