Mellon Research Seminar

Forum on Revolution, 2023-2024

Wolf Humanities Center's Mellon Research Seminars are open to invited guests only.

Past Seminars

  • September 12, 12:00 pm

    Welcome and Introductions

  • September 19, 12:00 pm

    Huda Fakhreddine
    Poetry as Agitation
    Respondent: Rahul Mukherjee

  • September 26, 12:00 pm

    Rita Barnard
    The Aesthetics of Transition: On South Africa's Staggered Revolution
    Respondent: Josué Chávez

  • October 3, 12:00 pm

    Job Market Workshop

  • October 10, 12:00 pm

    Stephanie Doktor
    Reconstructing Whiteness: Racial Economies of Early Jazz
    Respondent: Melissa Reynolds

  • October 17, 12:00 pm

    Sylvia Houghtelling
    Perishability, the Industrial Revolution, and the Duration of Materials

  • October 24, 12:00 pm

    Allison Brooks-Conrad
    Zhenskaya Muzika: Gender, Labor, and Music in the Underground and the Apartment during Late Soviet Socialism
    Respondent: Akira Rodriguez

  • October 31, 12:00 pm

    José Carlos Díaz Zanelli
    The Insurgent Veins of Indigenismo: Towards an Indigenous Decolonial Critique
    Respondent: Paloma Checa-Gismero

  • November 14, 12:00 pm

    Kirby Sokolow
    Buddhist Exceptionalism Behind Bars: Transforming Race, Religion, and Power
    Respondent: Timothy Malone

  • November 28, 12:00 pm

    Gregory Goulding
    Cold War Genres: Local and International in Hindi Literary Culture, 1940–1980
    Respondent: Ahmad Qais Munhazim

  • December 5, 12:00 pm

    Jasmine Henry
    The Right to Rave: Resistance, Revolution, and the Black Feminist Imagination in Electronic Dance Music
    Respondent: Alessandra Amin

  • January 23, 12:00 pm

    Rawad Wehbe
    Khaḍramah: The Structure and Form of Feeling at the Threshold of Islam
    Respondent: Jasmine Henry

  • January 30, 12:00 pm

    Paloma Checa-Gismero
    Curating Slow Revolutions: Socially Engaged Art in the Contemporary Art Institution
    Respondent: Kirby Sokolow

  • February 6, 12:00 pm

    Melissa Reynolds
    Looking Elsewhere: Bodily Encounters in the Early Modern World
    Respondent: Sylvia Houghtelling

  • February 13, 12:00 pm

    Open Discussion

  • February 27, 12:00 pm

    Akira Rodriguez
    Seeding the Plot: Black Women Architects of 20th Century US Social Movements
    Respondent: Rawad Webhe

  • March 12, 12:00 pm

    Alex Kreger
    "Nurhak, The Sun Will Never Rise Upon You": Revolutionary Ethics and Messianic Sufism in Rural Southeast Turkey
    Respondent: Gregory Goulding

  • March 19, 12:00 pm

    Ahmad Qais Munhazim
    Queer Afghanistan: Everyday Politics from Home to Diasporas
    Respondent: José Carlos Díaz Zanelli

  • March 26, 12:00 pm

    Rahul Mukherjee
    Data Revolution
    Respondent: Alex Kreger

  • April 2, 12:00 pm

    Alessandra Amin
    Mother Figure: Art and the Palestinian Dream-State, 1965-1982
    Respondent: Jennifer Ponce de León

  • April 9, 12:00 pm

    Timothy Malone
    The Carceral Death Machine: Savagery, Contagion and Sacrifice in the Contemporary Prison
    Respondent: Rita Barnard

  • April 16, 12:00 pm

    Josué Chávez
    Abject Comportments: Financial Experiments and Artistic Form in Contemporary Central America, 1970-2022
    Respondent: Steph Doktor

  • April 23, 12:00 pm

    Jennifer Ponce de León
    Imperialism, Internationalism, Revolution: Art and Politics across the Americas
    Respondent: Allison Brooks-Conrad

  • April 30, 12:00 pm

    Closing Discussion