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Kaplan Conversations

Ninety minutes of interdisciplinary discussion of research by Kaplan Institute associates.

Wednesdays, Noon - 1:30 pm CST

If you are interested in attending a Kaplan Conversation lunch seminar, please email us.

2021-2022 Kaplan Conversations

Fall 2021

September 29 - Welcome KC

October 13 - Faculty Fellow
Criminal Testimonial Injustice
Jennifer Lackey, Wayne and Elizabeth Jones Professor, Department of Philosophy; Director, Northwestern Prison Education Program

October 27 - Faculty Fellow
Not Just a Matter of Taste: Essays on Eighteenth-Century Scottish Aesthetics
Rachel Zuckert, Professor, Department of Philosophy; Affiliate Faculty, Department of German

November 10 - Faculty Fellow
Inventories of Ruin. Act 2: Memorializing the Mexican Dead
J. Michelle Molina, Associate Professor, Departments of Religious Studies and History

November 17 - Postdoctoral Fellow
#Explore: Social Media and Indigenous Sovereignty
Joseph Whitson, Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Humanities, Department of History and Kaplan Humanities Institute

Winter 2022

January 12 - Postdoctoral Fellow
Topic to be announced
Tuyen Le, ACLS Emerging Voices Fellow of the Kaplan Humanities Institute

January 26 - Faculty Fellow
The Designs of Nature, The Ecology of Race
Rebecca Zorach, Mary Jane Crowe Professor of Art and Art History, Department of Art History

February 9 - Postdoctoral Fellow
Topic to be announced
Negar Razavi, Postdoctoral Fellow, Kaplan Humanities Institute

February 23 - Faculty Fellow
Contrapuntal Humanism: The Afterlives of Humanism in Holocaust Studies
Anna Parkinson, Associate Professor, Department of German, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program, and Jewish Studies Program

March 2 - Faculty Fellow
Caste Reinvented: Arains, Islam, and Politics in Twentieth Century South Asia
Ashish Koul, Assistant Professor, Department of History

Spring 2022

April 6 - Faculty Fellow
The Fever Archive: Race, Risk, and Survival in the Wake of Sierra Leone’s Ebola Outbreak
Adia Benton, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology and Program of African Studies

April 13 - Faculty Fellow
Voicing the Possible: Technique, Vocal Sound, and Black Women on the Musical Stage
Masi Asare, Assistant Professor, Departments of Theatre and Performance Studies

April 20 - Faculty Fellow
Healing Democracy: A Medical History of Medellín's Cocaine Wars
Lina Britto, Associate Professor, Department of History; Affiliate Faculty, Department of Spanish and Portuguese

May 4 - Faculty Fellow
Evil Eye (graphic novel)
Ozge Samanci, Associate Professor, Department of Radio/Television/Film, School of Communication

May 25 - Library Fellow
Worshipping Buddhalupe and Seeking Liberation with Buddhist Practices
Michelle Guittar, Latin American Studies Librarian, Head of Instruction & Curriculum Support, Northwestern University Libraries

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