Fall Fridays @C21

This semester, find us online Fridays at 3:30 pm CT for our new Fall Fridays @C21 series. We have lined up interviews, book talks, invited lectures, and more informal conversations all centered on critical issues in the humanities. With the pandemic still unfolding around us, our aim is to create space for community and discussion with folks near and far. We will present vital new research from scholars and speakers around the world, as well as conversations about issues closer to home, with UWM professors and students, community leaders, and more. (Have an idea? Suggest a speaker or event!)

Fall Fridays @C21 will typically take place at 3:30 (unless otherwise noted), to be followed by conversation and cocktails. After the event, take a break, grab a beverage, and join us for a chat. We wish we could still offer a Wisconsin cheese platter after our events, but this will be a nice alternative for now.

Accessibility Note: While the live events will not be captioned, closed captioning will be provided by YouTube within 24 hours after each event has concluded.

Fall Schedule

GRADUATE STUDENTS: Each Friday from 10–11 am we will host a Graduate Student Writing Group via Teams! Part support group, part practical tips and strategies, we’ll have a brief presentation from a scholar on a different writing-related topic every week. See our full schedule of writing group days for more information on weekly topics and how to attend.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
2019-20 Fellows Open House
Hear from last year’s Faculty Fellows about their research and current projects.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18  |  3 pm
Bill Wood (Anthropology, UW – Milwaukee)
Hearst Ginda Verde: Following a Textile Pattern, Unraveling a Global Mimetic Meshwork

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
Discussion: By Every Measure
Tarik Moody (88.9 Radio Milwaukee) and Reggie Jackson (Milwaukee Independent)
Moderated by Anika Wilson (African & African Diaspora Studies, UWM)

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2
Ronak Kapadia (Gender and Women’s Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago)
Reimagine Everything: How Insurgent Aesthetics and Queer Collective Care are Transforming Our Worlds

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9
Thea Riofrancos (Political Science, Providence College)
Resource Radicals: From Petro-Nationalism to Post-Extractivism in Ecuador
In conversation with George Ciccariello-Maher (Visiting Scholar of Decolonizing Humanities and Modern Languages and Literature, William & Mary)

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16  |  Noon – 4 pm
Symposium: Postcolonial Film and the Archive: History, Theory, Practice (Media Studies Collaboratory)
with Nadine Chan (Claremont), Alison Griffiths (Baruch), Anna Westerståhl Stenport (Georgia Tech), Grazia Ingravalle (Brunel), Nadi Tofighian (Stockholm), Rochona Majumdar (Chicago), and Jennifer Blaylock (Oberlin)
Moderated by Hugo Ljungbäck (Chapel Hill) and Brian Hochman (Georgetown)

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23
Thy Phu (Media Studies, University of Toronto)
Warring Visions: Photography and the Vietnam Conflict

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30
Black Rhythm Happening: A Roundtable
with Michael Gillespie (City College of New York), Ashley Clark (Brooklyn Academy of Music), Lauren Cramer (University of Toronto), and Yasmina Price (Yale)

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6
Election Post-Mortem
with Richard Grusin (C21), Anna Sampaio (Santa Clara University), Thomas Holbrook (UWM), and David Redlawsk (University of Delaware)

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13
Neel Ahuja (Feminist Studies and Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, UC – Santa Cruz)
From Insecurity to Adaptation: Race, Human Capital, and the Figure of the Climate Refugee
In conversation with Aimee Bahng (Gender and Women’s Studies, Pomona College)