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Colloquium Series

The Glasscock Center hosts colloquia of works-in-progress throughout the year, offering our fellows an opportunity to discuss their research with colleagues from different disciplines. Colloquium presenters provide a draft of their current research, which is made available to members of the Glasscock Center listserv. Each colloquium begins with the presenter’s short exposition of the project, after which the floor is open for comments and queries. The format is designed to be informal, conversational, and interdisciplinary.

The colloquium series is comprised of Glasscock Center Fellows (Internal Faculty Residential Fellows, Glasscock Graduate Residential Fellows, Glasscock Faculty Research Fellows, and Glasscock Graduate Research Fellows) for the current academic year.

The Center makes the papers available in advance by providing a non-public URL to all who are on its listserv. To request the URL for an individual paper without subscribing to the listserv, please contact the center in a timely manner at or at (979) 845-8328.

View the Colloquium Series schedule below.

These presentations are not lectures and are not suited for class attendance. The Colloquium Series is intended to provide the presenter with a forum to discuss their current research and receive feedback from colleagues.

Academic Year 2023-24

Spring 2024


Tuesday, February 6, 2024, 4p.m. | GLAS 311


  • Susanneh Bieber, Associate Professor | Performance, Visualization & Fine Arts
    "Inflatable Worlds"
  • Denise Meda-Lambru, Ph.D. Candidate | Philosophy
    "Reciprocal Sustenance and Altar Spaces: An Ethical Grounding for Invoking Death"

Chair: Kevin O'Sullivan

Tuesday, February 13, 2024, 4p.m. | GLAS 311


  • Regina Mills, Assistant Professor | English
    "Is There Such Thing as a Latinx Game"
  • Tristan Krause, Ph.D. Candidate | History
    “'The Dramatic Sequel to the War':The U.S. Army, The International Tracing Service, and the Search for the Missing, 1945-1950"

Chair: Olivia Thomas

Tuesday, February 27, 2024, 4p.m. | GLAS 311


  • Kevin O'Sullivan, Associate Professor | English
    “Artifice in Edifice: Edmund Spenser’s Architectural Reading of Ormond Castle”
  • Haley Burke, Ph.D. Candidate | Philosophy
    “Situating Tradition Aesthetically: Toward a Hermeneutic Theory of Aesthetic Value”

Chair: Regina Mills

Tuesday, April 9, 2024, 4p.m. | GLAS 311


  • Theodore George, Professor | Philosophy
    “In what context should we understand ourselves? From world to globe, planet, and back”
  • Olivia Thomas, Ph.D. Candidate | Anthropology **Postponed to Fall 2024
    "Historic Shipwrecks as part of the Maritime Cultural Landscape of St. Croix, U.S.V.I."

Chair: Haley Burke

Tuesday, April 23, 2024, 4p.m. | GLAS 311


  • Ewurama Okine, Ph.D. Candidate | Global Languages & Cultures
    "Gender agreement in the Spanish of Equatorial Guinea"
  • Elizabeth Carlino, Ph.D. Candidate | Geography **Postponed to Fall 2024
    "Anticipating Insecurity: A political ecology of climate adaptation and water rights in South Africa"

Chair: Susanneh Bieber

Fall 2023


Tuesday, October 3, 2023, 4-5 p.m. | GLAS 311


  • Huyen Nguyen, Ph.D. Candidate | Educational Administration & Human Resource Development
    "Work-life Balance of Vietnamese Female Faculty"
  • Zachary Riggins, Ph.D. Candidate | English
    "'Knowing was like dying': Painful Epiphanies and the Trauma of Microaggressions in Paule Marshall's Brown Girl, Brownstones"

Chair: Chaitanya Lakkimsetti

Tuesday, October 17, 2023, 4-5 p.m. | GLAS 311


  • Maddalena Cerrato, Assistant Professor | International Affairs
    "Autographic Praxis and Infrapolitics”
  • Valentina Aduen, Ph.D. Candidate | Communication & Journalism
    "Legal Activism in Heirs’ Property Law Reform: A Legal Rhetorical Paradigm for Social Change"

Chair: Robin Veldman

Tuesday, October 24, 2023, 4-5 p.m. | Please note - change of location: now in GLAS 300


  • Robin Veldman, Associate Professor | Global Languages & Cultures
    "Who claims that climate change is a religion, and why? Evaluating Claims of Religious (In)authenticity in Contemporary US Politics"
  • Michael Portal, Ph.D. Candidate | Philosophy
    “Language and Nationality by Death: Rethinking Citizenship with Heidegger, Derrida, and Blanchot”

Chair: Maddalena Cerrato

Tuesday, October 31, 2023, 4-5 p.m. | GLAS 311


  • Chaitanya Lakkimsetti, Associate Professor | Sociology
    "'Hang the Rapists Immediately': Rape Vigilantism, State Violence, and Impunity in Contemporary India"
  • Anand Datla, Ph.D. Candidate | Geography
    "Peering Past the Fences from the Past: Cultures of convenience or conviction?"

Chair: Zachary Riggins