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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 moved online for the remainder of the semester. Additionally, to allow presenters time to re-organize, we will be pushing the schedule back by one week.

Academic Year 2019-2020


Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 4-5 p.m.
"Holocaust Lessons: Representations of the Murder of Europe's Jews in American Education, 1933-1945"
Ryan Abt | Ph.D. candidate, Department of History
311 Glasscock Building

Tuesday, October 1, 2019, 4-5 p.m.
"The Effects of Internal Migration on the Raramuri (Indigenous Community) in Cd. Juarez"
Selene Diaz  | Ph.D. candidate, Department of Sociology
311 Glasscock Building

Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 4-5 p.m.
“Mythmaking, Propaganda, Rolls, and Scrolls: The Material Legacies of Tudor Legitimacy”
Michaela Baca |Ph.D. candidate, Department of English
311 Glasscock Building


Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 4-5 p.m.
"Past to Present: A History of Social Studies Integration"
Rachel Turner | Ph.D. candidate, Department of Teaching Learning and Culture
311 Glasscock Building

Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 4-5 p.m.
"Humanizing Blackness: Beyond the Deficit-Epistemological Portraiture of Blackness in the Discourse of Knowledge"
Adebayo Ogungbure, Ph.D. candidate | Department of Philosophy
311 Glasscock Building

Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 4-5 p.m.
“Militarism and Transnational Adoption: The Obscured Violence in Beneficence of Care and Multiculturalism"
Seul Lee, Ph.D. candidate | Department of English
311 Glasscock Building

Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 4-5 p.m.
"If You (Re)Build It, They Will Come: Creating and Remembering Fred Harvey's Invention of Authentic Native American Experience in the Southwest"
Christina Lake, Ph.D. candidate | Department of History
311 Glasscock Building

Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 4-5 p.m.
"Excavating the Pragmatic Relics of the Early Modern Period: The Vocative Panorama of Insults and Honorifics in Don Quixote (1607-1620)"
Damian Robles, Ph.D. candidate | Department of Hispanic Studies
311 Glasscock Building

Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
, 4-5 p.m.
"Toko Atolia: An Enlo-Ewe Cultural Performance of Retributive Justice"
Edudzi Sallah, M.A. candidate | Department of Performance Studies
311 Glasscock Building

Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
, 4-5 p.m.
"Why Do Bureaucrats Work Together? Micro Explanations for Cooperation in the Public Service"
Nathalie Mendez, Ph.D. candidate | Department of Political Science
311 Glasscock Building

To Be Rescheduled. New Date Forthcoming.
Tuesday, April 14, 2020, 4-5 p.m. 
"Transformation of Place-Based Values: Andean Communities & Payment for Ecosystem Services"
Anna Van de Grift, Ph.D. candidate | Department of Geography
311 Glasscock Building