Events taking place in Spring 2017:
Title: "From the Record: McCarthyism, Gossip, and Masculinist Populism in the Early Cold War" Lecturer: Christopher Michael EliasAffiliation: Brown UniversityDate: Thursday, 30 March 2017 Place: conf. A, bldg. 37 (behind the old Lee observatory) Time: 5:00-6:30 pm “From the Record: McCarthyism, Gossip, and Masculinist Populism in the Early Cold War" critically examines three moments in the political life of Senator Joseph R. McCarthy in an effort to understand his appeal and that of the populist movement he inspired. McCarthy used a new media landscape to exploit sociocultural concerns about gender, sexuality, and security, ultimately embracing tactics that appear prescient given current narratives surrounding “fake news" and “alternate facts." Christopher Elias recently completed his PhD in the Department of American Studies at Brown University. His work explores questions of culture, gender and identity in the modern United States and has been supported by the Harry S. Truman and Lyndon Johnson Presidential Libraries, as well as the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies.
Title: "Head Dress: Aligning the Hijab and Turban Under Imperial Visuality" Lecturer: Balbir SinghAffiliation: University of IllinoisDate: Wednesday, 5 April 2017Place: conf. A, bldg. 37 (behind the old Lee observatory) Time: 5:00-6:30 pm