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Spring 2019 | March 3 - March 9 View Past Newsletters

In This Issue
CGS Announcements

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

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 (


Refusals & Offerings (for my accomplices in obscurity): Multimodal Ethnography with Muslims in the San Francisco Bay Area
March 7, 3:30pm
109A Davenport Hall

Drawing from ongoing fieldwork conducted with Muslim communities in the San Francisco Bay Area from 2010 onwards, this presentation reflects upon the ever-shifting ethical and practical terrain from the field to ethnographic writing.


Food and Nutrition Security: Perspectives from Africa
March 8, 3-4pm
Bevier Commons, Bevier Hall

Presented by Dr. Sheryl Hendriks, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Dr. Hendriks's talk will draw heavily from a global report that she recently contributed to.


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.

Upcoming Events

Dr. Gillen D'arcy Wood presents First Ice: The Antarctic Discovery Voyages and their Legacy
March 12, 3:00pm

This Series explores the research process of scholars across disciplines by highlighting their scholarly works. From the moment a scholar embarks on a research project to its eventual point of completion or further continuation, she or he would have interacted with information professionals and fellow scholars in the field, worked with library and archival collections and a multitude of electronic resources and technologies.


Secessionism and Migration in Catalonia in Times of Institutional Rupture
March 12, 5pm
Lucy Ellis Lounge, Foreign Language Building

Dr. Xavier Escandell of the University of Iowa will speak on secession & migration in the context of Catalonia.

Opportunities for University of Illinois Students and Faculty

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)