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Graduate Colloquium Series



The Graduate Colloquium offers graduate students an opportunity to discuss a work-in-progress with faculty and graduate students from different disciplines. By long-standing practice, 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 (10-15 minute) exposition of the project, after which the floor is open for comments and queries. The format is by design informal, conversational, and interdisciplinary.

Please note that this is not a lecture, and thus, is not suited for class attendance. The Colloquium Series is intended to provide the presenter with a forum to discuss his/her research and receive feedback from people who have already read his/her paper.

The Center makes the papers available in advance by providing a non-public URL to all who are on its listserv (SUBSCRIBE to the 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.

In compliance with recommendations surrounding COVID-19, our Colloquium Series is being hosted online for the Fall 2020 semester (and potentially for Spring 2021).

Academic Year 2020-2021


Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 4-5 p.m. Postponed until further notice
"Transformation of Place-Based Values: Andean Communities & Payment for Ecosystem Services"
Anna Van de Grift | Ph.D. candidate, Department of Geography
via Zoom

Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 4-5 p.m.
“Introducing What’s Queer about Care"
Landon Sadler, Ph.D. candidate | Department of English
via Zoom

Tuesday, March 23, 2021, 4-5 p.m.
"Paul Celan and the Possibilities of Interpretation in Carnal Hermeneutics: Pneuma, Handwerk, and ‘Seelenblind’"
Alexander Crist, Ph.D. candidate | Department of Philosophy
via Zoom

Tuesday, April 6, 2021, 4-5 p.m.  Cancelled
"Cuba's Protestant Churches Lead Crusade Against Gay Marriage"
Leanee Diaz Sardinas, Ph.D. candidate | Department of Hispanic Studies
via Zoom

Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 4-5 p.m.
"Body Rolls and Fancy Footwork: Styling Authenticity, Gender and Desire in Bachata Communities in NYC"
Nia Wilson, M.A. candidate | Department of Performance Studies
via Zoom