Mellon Research Seminar

Forum on Migration, 2021-2022

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

Past Seminars

  • September 14, 12:00 pm

    Welcome and Introductions

  • September 21, 12:00 pm

    Dagmawi Woubshet, Topic Director
    Respondent: Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet

  • September 28, 12:00 pm

    Andrew Carruthers
    Migration and the Push-Pull of "Worlding"
    Respondent: Ramah McKay

  • October 5, 12:00 pm

    Megan Robb
    Becoming Elizabeth: The Transformation of a Bihari Mughal into an English Lady, 1758-1822

    Respondent: Christopher Parmenter

  • October 12, 12:00 pm

    Job Market Workshop

  • October 19, 12:00 pm

    Neelam Khoja
    Competing Sovereignties in Eighteenth-Century South Asia: Afghan Claims to Kingship

    Respondent: David Wallace

  • October 26, 12:00 pm

    Theodore Schurr
    Stories of Ancestry, Inheritance & Belonging

    Respondent: Reyhan Durmaz

  • November 2, 12:00 pm

    Min Kyung Lee
    Mapping Wigs and Plywood: Korean Migration and the African American Urban Landscape

    Respondent: Mariola Alvarez

  • November 9, 12:00 pm

    Nancy Steinhardt
    Architectural Migration in East Asia: The Period of Mongolian Rule

    Respondent: Shelley Zhang

  • November 16, 12:00 pm

    Esmeralda Arrizon-Palomera
    The Coloniality of Citizenship and the Turn to the Undocumented in Feminist Thought

    Respondent: Meriel Tulante

  • November 30, 12:00 pm

    Pavel Andrade
    Norte, Desierto, Frontera: Migrant Spaces in the Mexican and Latinx Novel of the NAFTA era

    Respondent: Dagmawi Woubshet

  • January 18, 12:00 pm

    Jamie Zelechowski
    Resignifying People and Territory: German and Polish Cinema vis-à-vis the Potsdam Agreement and Beyond

    Respondent: Neelam Khoja

  • January 25, 12:00 pm

    Ishani Dasgupta
    Emergence of a Deterritorialized Nation: How Tibetan Resistance Practices Confront the Precarity of Statelessness

    Respondent: Sonal Khullar

  • February 1, 12:00 pm

    Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet
    Tales of Trespassing: Borderland Histories of Iran, Iraq, and the Persian Gulf

    Respondent: Esmeralda Arrizon-Palomera

  • February 8, 12:00 pm

    Shelley Zhang
    Music after the Cultural Revolution: Transnational Precarity for China’s One-Child Generation

    Respondent: Nancy Steinhardt

  • February 15, 12:00 pm

    David Wallace
    Nationalizing Epics

    Respondent: Jamie Zelechowski

  • February 22, 12:00 pm

    Joel Pattison
    Trade and Religious Boundaries in the Medieval Maghrib: Genoese Merchants, their Products, and Islamic Law, 1150–1300

    Respondent: Min Kyung Lee

  • March 1, 12:00 pm

    Sonal Khullar
    A Million Migrations Now: Art and Citizenship in India's Northeast

    Respondent: Andrew Carruthers

  • March 15, 12:00 pm

    Harry Kashdan
    The Neighbor's Table
    Respondent: Megan Robb

  • March 22, 12:00 pm

    Ramah McKay
    Modeling Displacement: Enumerating and Forecasting Migration in an Age of Climate Change

    Respondent: Pavel Andrade

  • March 29, 12:00 pm

    Meriel Tulante 

    Somali-Italian Migration in the Novels of Igiaba Scego and Cristina Ali Farah
    Respondent: Joel Pattison

  • April 5, 12:00 pm

    Mariola Alvarez
    Becoming Brazilian: Immigrant Artists’ Groups in São Paulo

    Respondent: Harry Kashdan

  • April 12, 12:00 pm

    Christopher Parmenter
    Racialized Commodities: Long-distance Trade, Mobility, and the Making of Race in Ancient Greece, c. 700-300 BCE

    Respondent: Theodore Schurr

  • April 19, 12:00 pm

    Reyhan Durmaz
    Publishing Piety: Syrian Orthodox Community and Religion in Kawkab Amrika in 19th-Century New York City

    Respondent: Ishani Dasgupta

  • April 26, 12:00 pm

    Closing Discussion