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Faculty & Graduate Student Brown Bag Presentations

Held on Fridays from 11am-noon in 348 PLC. Attendees are welcome to bring their lunch.

What are Brown Bag presentations?  Short (15-25 minute), semi-formal presentations about research being conducted by members of our department.  We started doing Brown Bags last year as an effort to give graduate students a chance to learn more about the research our faculty are working on.  It also provides a great opportunity for graduate students who have already conducted research to share their process with other students, to get questions and comments about their methods and arguments, and to practice presenting their findings. We try to draw the connections between faculty and graduate student research as well. Finally, it is great for first year students to attend as you will see all the wonderful and interesting things that your fellow students are working on (while also being assured that you too can do it!), and get a chance to know more about professors in the department.


Schedule for AY 2014-15

Fall Term Presentations

October 17th: Richard Batchelor, “Inclusion of More Men in Study Abroad from the University of Oregon: Strategies and Perspectives”

November 7th: Visiting Assistant Professor Greg Ringer, “From Terrorism to Tourism: Trips to the Dark Side”


Winter Term Presentations

January 16th: Professor Dennis Galvan, Talk Title “Syncretism and Land Conflicts in Africa”

January 30th: Professor Anita Weiss, “Interpreting Islam, Modernity, and Women’s Rights in Pakistan”

February 13th: Professor Angela Joya, ‘Who Rules Egypt? The Role of International Financial Institutions, Gulf Cooperation Council and Egyptian Elite in Shaping Development Policy’

February 27th: Yelena Bogolyubova, “Building Practice-Based Cross-Cultural Internship in Social Work for American and Russian Students: Student’s Internships Exchange for Child Protection (SIECP) Project”

March 6th: Shannon East, “Music and Dance as Social Mobilizers for Young Women from Marginalized Communities in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil: Impacts of Placement, Identity and Belonging”


Spring Term Presentations

April 3rd: Najla Sabri, “Female Entrepreneurship in Afghanistan: from Invisibility to Visibility”

April 17th: 2014-15 Department of International Studies Graduate Student & Faculty Symposium

May 1st: Professor Kristin Yarris, “Migration, Remittances, and Moral Economies of Care in Nicaraguan Transnational Families”

May 22nd: Rebecca Hodges, “Social Change and Well Being in the Sultanate of Oman”