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Franke Future Directions Forum

A showcase for the humanities research done during their fellowship year, the Future Directions Forum is where each Franke Fellow—graduate and undergraduate—presents their project and receives interdisciplinary feedback from the Kaplan Institute community.

FRANKE FUTURE DIRECTIONS FORUM

Monday, April 22, 2018
9:00 am - 2:15 pm
ALICE KAPLAN INSTITUTE FOR THE HUMANITIES
Kresge Hall #2350

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SCHEDULE

8:45-9:00 am: COFFEE AND LIGHT BREAKFAST

9:00-9:15 am: Wendy Wall - Franke Fellowship Overview; introduction of Barbara Franke

Session I

9:15-9:45 am: Evelyn MacPherson (Department of English; Global Health Studies Program)
You Shall Have the Body: Examining the Figure of the Corpse in the Literature of the War in Iraq
Leading question: Greg MacAyeal

9:45-10:15 am: Jessica Schwalb (Departments of History and Spanish and Portuguese)
Black Power, Judaism, & Anti-Semitism
Leading question: Shmulik Nili

10:15-10:45 am: David Fishman (Departments of Political Science and Legal Studies)
The Guise of Brotherhood: Exploring Men’s Vulnerability to Intrafraternal Sexual Violence
Leading question: Patrick Noonan

10:45-11:00 am: Break

Session II

11:00-11:35 am: Julian Kevon Glover (Department of African American Studies; Interdisciplinary Gender and Sexuality Cluster)
Customer Service Representatives: Sex Work Amongst Black Transgender Women in Chicago’s Ballroom Scene
Leading question: Shayna Silverstein

11:35-12:10 pm: Sian Olson Dowis (Department of History)
The Afterlife of Industrial America: Imagination and Power in Detroit, 1973-2001
Leading question: Domietta Torlasco

12:10-12:45 pm: LUNCH SERVED      

Session III

12:45-1:20 pm: Sara Černe (Department of English; Graduate Certificates in African American and Diaspora Studies, Critical Theory, and Gender and Sexuality Studies)
The Middle Shore: Environmental Justice in a Post-Twain Cultural History of the Mississippi River
Leading question: Rajeev Kinra

1:20-1:55 pm: Jeffrey Wheatley (Department of Religious Studies)
Policing Fanaticism, Religion, and Race in the American Empire, 1830–1930
Leading question: Brett Gadsden

1:55-2:15 pm: FINAL THOUGHTS

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