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May
10
Fri 12:00 PM

Faculty & Fellows Colloquium: Wendell Marsh

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When: Friday, May 10, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  

Where: Rebecca Crown Center, 633 Clark Street, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: - Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Dylan Peterson   847.467.2770

Group: Buffett Institute for Global Studies

Co-Sponsor(s):
Program of African Studies
Department of Political Science

Category: Global & Civic Engagement

Description:

Wendell Marsh is a Buffett Institute postdoctoral fellow. His work seeks to decentralize the study of Islam from the classical Arab heartlands by locating debates over religious authority in French West Africa within an equivocal tradition of argument and dissent specific to the region. He has been awarded Fulbright, Ford, and Foreign Language and Area Studies fellowships for his work. Marsh is an assistant professor of African American and African Studies at Rutgers University-Newark.

The Buffett Institute Faculty & Fellows Colloquium brings together an interdisciplinary audience to build awareness of global research on campus. This series promotes dialogue on scholarship and develops a deeper sense of community among Buffett Institute affiliates. Each meeting lasts one hour; lunch is provided.

May
17
Fri 12:00 PM

Faculty & Fellows Colloquium: Ayala Levin

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When: Friday, May 17, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  

Where: Rebecca Crown Center, 633 Clark Street, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: - Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Dylan Peterson   847.467.2770

Group: Buffett Institute for Global Studies

Category: Global & Civic Engagement

Description:

Ayala Levin is an assistant professor of art history. She specializes in architectural and urban planning in postcolonial African states. Before joining Northwestern University, she was a fellow at the Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism and the Humanities, and participated in the European Research Council project “Apartheid: The Global Itinerary” at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Levin has previously taught at Pratt Institute and Columbia University and co-chaired a project for the Global History of Architecture Teaching Collaborative.

The Buffett Institute Faculty & Fellows Colloquium brings together an interdisciplinary audience to build awareness of global research on campus. This series promotes dialogue on scholarship and develops a deeper sense of community among Buffett Institute affiliates. Each meeting lasts one hour; lunch is provided.

May
24
Fri 12:00 PM

Faculty & Fellows Colloquium: Shirin Vossoughi and Sepehr Vakil

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When: Friday, May 24, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  

Where: Rebecca Crown Center, 633 Clark Street, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: - Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Dylan Peterson   847.467.2770

Group: Buffett Institute for Global Studies

Category: Global & Civic Engagement

Description:

Shirin Vossoughi is an assistant professor of learning sciences. Vossoughi’s research centers on hybrid learning environments that blend formal and informal elements and support young people to engage in sophisticated forms of disciplinary thinking while questioning and expanding disciplinary boundaries. Prior to joining the Learning Sciences faculty at Northwestern University in 2014, Shirin Vossoughi was a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University and the Exploratorium, where she led an ethnographic study of after-school programs that blend scientific inquiry, literacy and the arts. Vossoughi has taught in schools, after-school and summer programs, and served as the director of a summer camp for youth in the Iranian diaspora.

Sepehr Vakil is an assistant professor of learning sciences. He recently received a prestigious National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation Postdoctoral fellowship, investigates the cultural and political dimensions of STEM education, with a disciplinary focus in computer science and engineering. Working in partnership with communities and educators, he draws on design-based and participatory research methodologies to explore new transformative possibilities for STEM teaching and learning. 

The Buffett Institute Faculty & Fellows Colloquium brings together an interdisciplinary audience to build awareness of global research on campus. This series promotes dialogue on scholarship and develops a deeper sense of community among Buffett Institute affiliates. Each meeting lasts one hour; lunch is provided.

May
31
Fri 12:00 PM

Faculty & Fellows Colloquium: Larissa Buchholz

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When: Friday, May 31, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  

Where: Rebecca Crown Center, 633 Clark Street, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: - Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Dylan Peterson   847.467.2770

Group: Buffett Institute for Global Studies

Category: Global & Civic Engagement

Description:

Larissa Buchholz is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies. Buchholz’s work centers on the dynamics of cultural production and markets in a global context. Her forthcoming book, The Global Rules of Art, examines the emergence of a global art field and the different ways that artists become valued worldwide. Buchholz serves on the editorial board of Sociological Theory and is an affiliated faculty member of the Critical Realism Network at Yale University.​ 

The Buffett Institute Faculty & Fellows Colloquium brings together an interdisciplinary audience to build awareness of global research on campus. This series promotes dialogue on scholarship and develops a deeper sense of community among Buffett Institute affiliates. Each meeting lasts one hour; lunch is provided.