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Spring 2019 | February 24 - March 2 View Past Newsletters

In This Issue
CGS Announcements

Girls Hold up Half the Sky: Neoliberalism meets Girls and the Media
February 27, 12pm
314B Illini Union



Global Trends in Higher Education - East Asia Panel
March 6, 12-1:30pm
Lucy Ellis Lounge, Foreign Languages Building


Constructing Solidarities in the Global Justice Movement: A Feminist Perspective
March 13, 4pm
Spurlock Museum, Knight Auditorium

Events This Week

CLACS Lecture Series. "The Taste of Innovation in Mérida, Mexico, and in Seville, Spain"
Feb 25, 3:00pm
101 International Studies Building
This presentation will discuss the ways in which restaurateurs in Yucatán and Seville are deploying the notion of innovation. It will also describe the strategies of innovation and retro-innovation deployed by chefs and restaurant owners seeking to attract and maintain their clientele.


47th Annual Midwest Conference on Andean and Amazonian Archaeology and Ethnohistory
March 2-3, 8:30am
Location TBD


Discover India

March 3, 5-9pm
Foellinger Auditorium

Join the UIUC Indian Graduate Students Association in Foellinger Auditorium to celebrate the rich and diverse Indian culture with the C-U community. Free Admission for all.

Upcoming Events

Racial Banishment: A Postcolonial Critique of the Urban Condition in America

March 5, 6pm
Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum

This talk is concerned with processes of racial banishment, which the speaker will conceptualize as state-instituted violence against racialized bodies and communities. Breaking with narratives of neoliberalization, she foregrounds how dispossession and disposability are being remade in the contemporary American metropolis. 


SEMINAR: Universalism and Its Others: The Limits of Critical Urban Theory
March 6, 10am-12pm
Russell Seminar Room, 2049 Natural History Building

To register for this event and access the related readings, please email Sarah Richter ( or Alyssa Bralower (


10 Women Who Changed the World: Untold Stories
March 8, 3:30-5pm
Third Floor Lecture Hall, Levis Faculty Center

Celebrate International Women's Day by hearing from 10 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign faculty members as they talk about 10 women who changed the world. Each presenter will have 5 minutes to talk about a woman in their field that made a difference. Light refreshments served.

Opportunities for University of Illinois Students and Faculty

International Activities and Compliance for AHS Researchers
February 27, 12-1pm

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowships
Deadline: March 25

Summer Institute for Languages of the Muslim World
Intensive courses in Arabic, Persian, Swahili, Turkish, and Wolof
June 10, 2019 - August 2, 2019

Temporary Lecturer Position, Department of Global Studies - UC Santa Barbara
Deadline: October 31

Graduate Minor in Global Studies (Ongoing)