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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 2015-16

Fall Term Presentations

November 6th: INTL Graduate Student Tariq Rahman, “Enabling Development: The Pakistani State and its Margins”

November 13th: INTL Graduate Student Inara Fernandez , “Sustainability, Land Rights, and the Politics of Food in Guatemala”


Winter Term Presentations

January 8th: INTL Associate Prof. Stephen Wooten, “Cooking Culture on the West African Savannah”

January 22nd: INTL Assistant Prof. Kristin Yarris, “Transit Migration through Mexico: Encounters of Violence and Care”

February 5th: INTL Grad Student Ritendra Thapa Magar, “Gravity Goods Ropeways: A sustainable solution for rural transportation in Hilly and Mountainous regions of Nepal”

February 12th: INTL Alum Mariah Grant, “Experiences as an Independent Development Practitioner”


Spring Term Presentations

April 8th: INTL Grad Student Kate Stoysich, “Diabetes in Mexico: Cultural Beliefs and Management in an Urban Setting”

April 29th: Dr. Martin Hart-Landsberg, Title TBA

May 13th: INTL Graduate Student Nicole Kessell, Title TBA

June 3rd: TBA