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The Summer Institute in the Arts & Humanities

The 2003 Institute

Culture and Globalization

June 17th - August 11th, 2003

Overview | Faculty | Students | Schedule | Symposium

2003 Symposium - August 11th, Mary Gates Hall 231

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Photo by Derrick Jefferies, 2005 Summer Institute

The Symposium was the culminating event of the Second Annual Summer Institute in the Arts & Humanities. Twenty students from various disciplines and four faculty from the departments of English, Geography, and History worked together since June 2003 on research projects centered on the theme of culture and globalization.

Each of the twenty students formally presented their research and engaged in discussion with their peers and other faculty.

Presentation Schedule

12:00 - Light refreshments

12:20 – Welcome, Janice DeCosmo, Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Education

12:30 - Group I: Aspects of Imperialism, Prof. Nikhil Singh, History

  • Doug Jensen, “Power Structures and Empire--Methods of Control and Dominance in the United States' Invasion of the Philippines”
  • Julia Walker, "Kill the Indian in Him, Save the Man': An example of American Imperialism through Education”
  • Suzanne Kim, “The Image of Racial Solidarity: Ethnic Diversity as an Imperial Tool for Global Governance in the U.S. Military”
  • Maria Antonov, “Deconstructing American Globalism”
  • Erik Lamb, “Brand America”

1:30 – Break

1:35 - Group II: The Global City: Critiques of the Liberal Construction of Difference, Prof. Chandan Reddy, English

  • Rowan Ellis, “Democracy, Discourse, and the Colonial Reminiscence of a Global City”
  • Chris Flores, “How Producing Wall Street Produces a Wall Streeter: Geography and The Formation of Identity”
  • Preetma Kooner, “HIV/AIDS and the Contagion of Liberal Interiority: Rethinking the Politics of Intimacy"
  • Jennifer McElroy, "Sterilization, Agency and the Female Body"
  • Erik Neumann, “The Subaltern Sounds of Hip-Hop”

2:35 – Break

2:40 - Group III: Gendered Representation and Globalization, Prof. Gillian Harkins, English

  • Sunny Bjerk, “Kissing Jessica Stein: Visibility, Identity, Sex, and the City”
  • Monika Jones, “Un-writing the ‘Authentic' Subaltern: Testimonio, Autobiography and the Possibility of Global Hybridity in Knowledge Production”
  • Veronica R. Lujan, “A ‘Western Feminist' and Her Propaganda: A Critique of Alice Walker's Neocolonial Approach to Female Genital Surgeries and Metonymic Production of the Subaltern Woman in a ‘Global Sisterhood'”
  • Meghan Maurus, “Women's Rights as Human Rights Realized?: Implications of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia's Conviction of Rape as a Crime against Humanity”
  • Virginia Rodriquez, “Lack of Academic Feminist Discourse and the Emerging Non Governmental Organizations as it Pertains to the Murdered Women of Juarez”

3:40 – Break

3:45 - Group IV: The Politics of Neo-Liberal Globalization, Prof. Matt Sparke, Geography, Jackson School of International Studies

  • Kathleen Belew, "The Sparkle of Difference: Localized Hybridity in Responses to Coca-Cola"
  • Julian Gurule, “Imagining Climate Change: Visions of the 'Global' and the Course of International Climate Policy”
  • Will Kemper, TBA
  • Tammy Pham, “The Internationalization of Intellectual Property Rights”
  • Carl Schroeder, "Subpolitical Agencies - Who Participates in the Construction of Non-State Market Driven Labor Governance?"

4:45 - 5:00 - Closing Remarks by Faculty

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