Fall 2017: Appetites and Aversions, David Simon (English)

October 3: “Vicious Pranks: Comedy and Cruelty in Rabelais and Shakespeare,” David Simon, Assistant Professor, English Language and Literature

October 17: “I Would Still be Nearer’: Relational Forms and Self-Production in Browne’s Religion Medici,” Sarah Kunjummen, PhD Candidate, English

October 31: “Accumulating Transience: Toward an Epidemiology of the Opium Undercommons, 1870-1909,” Matthew Boulette, PhD Candidate, English

November 14: “The Erotics of Enlightenment Cannibalism: White Womanhood in the Kaffeekantate,” Devon Borowski, PhD Student, Music History and Theory

November 28: “A Brief History of the Prude,” Wendy Lee, Assistant Professor, English, NYU

Winter 2018: Global Circuits of Capital, Desire, and Power (Kimberly Hoang, Sociology)

January 23, “’You Don’t Play with Water’: LGBT Organizing in Mainland China,” Cate Fugazzola, PhD Candidate in Sociology, University of Chicago

January 31: Book talk, Pathways of Desire: The Sexual Migration of Mexican Gay Men, Hector Carrillo, Professor of Sociology and Gender and Sexuality Studies, Northwestern University,

February 5, “Love, Money and HIV: Becoming a Modern African Woman in the Age of AIDS,” Sanyu Mojola, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Michigan

Feb 20th: “The Police Man’s Burden: Race, Masculinity, & The Ethics of Police Violence,” Jennifer Carlson, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Government and Public Policy, University of Arizona

March 6: “Men’s Needs, Women’s Sins: Prostitution, Citizenship, and the Nation during World War II,” Caroline Sequin, PhD Candidate in History, University of Chicago

Winter 2018: Alternative Archives, Chase John, SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow, CSGS

April 3: “Memories of a Penitent Heart,” Cecilia Aldarondo, Assistant Professor of English, Skidmore College

April 17: “The Agnes Project,” Chase Joynt (SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow) and Kristen Schilt (Associate Professor of Sociology)

May 1: “Pretending to Read: Newspapers, Knitting, and Spiritual Illiteracy in Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” Kit Shields, PhD Candidate, Divinity School

May 15: “The Stammerings of Nature’: Disability, Reproductive Rights, and the Rhetoric of Conservation,” Ann Heffernan, PhD Candidate, Political Science

May 29: “New Voices on Tape, New Bodies on Stage: The Origins of Feminist Comedy, 1965-1976,” Mariana E. Brandman, PhD Candidate, History