March 28, 2018 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Colloquium: "Follow the Photos: Anti-Fascism & Violence on the Latin American Margins of World War II"

Laura Gotkowitz (History) with responses from Paul Eiss (CMU, History) and Elizabeth Arkush (Anthropology) Read More>
March 26, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Panel: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Join us for a panel discussion on the book, featuring Larry Davis (Dean of the School of Social Work), Lisa Parker (Director of the Center for Health Law and Bioethics), and Elizabeth Pitts (Assistant Professor of English).   Read More>
March 26, 2018 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Lecture: "Fertility Holidays: Global Journeys of Family Formation"

with Amy Speier (University of Texas at Arlington, Sociology & Anthropology) Read More>
March 26, 2018 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Colloquium: On Cold War Ruins: Transpacific Critique of American Justice and Japanese War Crimes (2016)

Lisa Yoneyama (University of Toronto, East Asian Studies and Women and Gender Studies) Learn more about Lisa here. Attendees who would like to have a copy of the book to read ahead of the colloquium should email Read More>
March 21, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Colloquium: "Making Energy Waste Visible: The Art of Coal Slurry & Ash"

Jacob Goessling (CMU, English) with a response from Ruth Mostern (History) Read More>
March 21, 2018 (All day) to March 23, 2018 (All day)

Conference: "Future Directions in Borges Studies"

with participation from Alberto Manguel, Maria Julia Rossi, Sylvia Saitta, German Alvarez, Mariela Bianco, Alfredo Alonso Estenoz, Laura Rosato Read More>
March 20, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Watts Lecture: "Thinking Water with Senegalese Visual Culture"

with Richard Watts (University of Washington, French & Italian)   Read More>
March 19, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Lecture: "Straw into Gold: The Risks, Rewards, and Power of Writing Your Medical Memoir"

with Katy Butler (author of Knocking on Heaven's Door) Read More>
March 15, 2018 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Seminar: "Whose Golden Door? The Global Challenge of Migration"

Michael White, (Brown University, Robert E. Turner Distinguished Professor of Populations Studies and Sociology) Read More>
March 15, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Book release: "Set the World on Fire"

Book release: Keisha Blain (History), Set the World on Fire With responses by Lisa Tetrault (CMU) and Robert Trent Vinson (William and Mary) Read More>
March 15, 2018 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Colloquium: "British Muslim Cultural Expressions in the Age of Counterterrorism: Performing Tolerance, Navigating Censorship"

Jeanette Jouili (Religious Studies) with responses from Mohammed Bamyeh (Sociology) and Sabine von Dirke (German)   Read More>
March 14, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Lecture: "Toxic Speech"

with Lynne Tirrell (University of Connecticut, Philosophy) Read More>
February 28, 2018 - 12:30pm

"The Tragedy of William Freeman": Bernstein Reading Group Meeting

Graduate students who wish to receive credit for participation may enroll in a 1-credit ENGLIT course, "Studies in the Humanities," ENGLIT 2001, which is cross-listed with Cultural Studies. The organizational meeting will take place at 12:30 pm on Wednesday, February 28, in 602 CL. Please email David Marshall ( if you wish to join this course but cannot make this time.     Read More>
February 26, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Lecture: "Working Toward the Rights of Intersex People"

with Alice Dreger (author of Hermaphrodites and the Medical Invention of Sex) Read More>
February 23, 2018 - 12:15pm to 1:30pm

Lecture: “Retroactive Crossing-Out: Transgender Comportment in Public Schools”

General Lecture by Gayle Salamon (Princeton). Read More>