Upcoming visiting scholars



Martha Biondi, Northwestern University, African American Studies and History

Public talk: "The Black Revolution on Campus"
Thursday, April 17, 2014 @ 4:00pm
Helen C. White, room 6191

A nationwide Black student movement arose after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and transformed American higher education. With demands ranging from open admissions to a College of Third World Studies, Black students and their allies dramatically reshaped student bodies and curricula as they sought a more "relevant" education. While they won many reforms, they also faced considerable, even violent, opposition.

This event is sponsored by the A.W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, a program of the Center for the Humanities and the Institute for Research in the Humanities. It is co-sponsored by the Department of Afro-American Studies, Havens Center, Department of History, and WISCAPE.


Past visiting scholars

Spring 2014:

Christiane Gruber, University of Michigan, History of Art, "Images of the Prophet Muhammad In and Out of Modernity: The Curious Case of a 2008 Mural in Tehran"

Spring 2013:

André Brock, University of Iowa, School of Library and Information Science and and the Project on Rhetoric of Inquiry, "The new ‘stop snitchin’: Sexism, technoculture, and Twitter: Twitter as a medium and catalyst for evocations of technoculturally oriented sexism and racism"

Patricia Loughran, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, English, "Provincializing Print Capitalism: The History of the Book and the Problem of Empire"

Lisa Gitelman, New York University, English and Media, Culture, and Communication, ""Amateurs and their Discontents, 1870-2000"

Spring 2012:

Rachael Z. DeLue, Princeton University, Art and Archeology, "Arthur Dove's Meteorology"

Peter Godfrey-Smith, City University of New York, Philosophy, "In the Beginning there was Information?"

Jake Kosek, University of California, Berkeley, Geography

Spring 2011:

Jacques Rancière, University of Paris VIII, Emeritus Professor of Aesthetics and Politics

Kathryn Sparling, Carlton College, Asian Languages and Literatures

Ara Wilson, Duke University, Women's Studies and Cultural Anthropology, "NGOs as Erotic Sites"