Last year, Humanities NOW aimed to connect international events and national conditions, such as the Egyptian crisis and the troubled relationship of incarceration to inequality, to the concerns of residents in the state of Wisconsin. 2014-2015 will feature more exciting discussions of the intersection of the humanities and crucial global and local issues.
Confronting Campus Rape
Claudia Card, Cecilia Klingele, Anne McClintock, Natalie Weill
Confronting Campus Rape Monday, March 2, 2015 @ 5:30pm H.F. Deluca Forum, Discovery Building
Campus sexual assault has become a growing focus for public discussion, and an urgent concern for colleges and universities across the country. Our panelists re-frame the debate, discussing university culture and policy, pedagogy, and student experience through the lens of feminist philosophy, legal theory, and studies of sexuality and power.
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Ferguson in Context
Aida Levy-Hussen, William P. Jones, Stephen Kantrowitz, Keisha Lindsay
Ferguson in Context: Trauma, Violence, and Citizenship Wednesday, December 17, 2014 @ 5:30pm H.F. Deluca Forum, Discovery Building
A roundtable discussion of recent grand jury decisions in light of historical patterns of trauma and state-sanctioned violence in the United States. From the legacies of conquest and slavery to law enforcement at the border and on our streets, UW faculty reflect on the role of gender, trauma, and resistance in our understanding of recent events.
View a recording of the discussion here.