College of Arts and Sciences

Spring 2016 Colloquium Series

  • All colloquia are held in Student Building 150 at 3:35 pm unless otherwise indicated.
  • For more information, please contact Majed Akhter or Susan White.

Jan 15

Sarah Bowen
North Carolina State University
Department of Anthropology

2016 Joy Sly Speaker

In partnership with the Departments of

International Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, and Spanish & Portuguese, the Food Studies Program, and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Hipsters, hope, and artisanal mezcal: The promise and peril of consumer-based movements


Jan 20

Paul McCord
Indiana University Department of Geography

Proposal Defense: Water Governance in the Mount Kenya Region: Exploring Institutional Change, Water Security, and Food Security


Jan 22

Konstantin Dierks
Indiana University Department of History

Representational Dilemmas in Historical GIS


Jan 29

Paul Robbins
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Nelson Institute

2016 Geography in Practice Seminar (GPS) Speaker

Location: IMU State Room East    

In partnership with the Department of Anthropology, the Dhar India Studies Program, the Center for the Study of Institutions, Population, and Environmental Change, the Center for Analyzing Social-Ecological Landscapes, SPEA’s Environmental Management and Sustainable Development Association, and the Student Association Funding Board

Producing wildlife: The political economy of biodiversity in India’s vast plantation landscapes



Feb 19

Ed Maurer
Santa Clara University, Department of Civil Engineering


2016 Visher Speaker

Challenges in providing climate change projections for anticipating regional impacts


Feb 25

Fahd Ali
Habib University
GISB (new Global Studies Building) 003 at 4pm

In partnership with the Dhar India Studies Program, the Cultural Studies Program, the Department of International Studies, and the SPEA Faculty of Policy Analysis and Public Finance

Taxation and center-province relations in Pakistan: A history of contest over power and money


Feb 26

Tom Evans et al.,
Indiana University

* 2:45 pm at IU Cinema

In partnership with: Integrated Program in the Environment,  the Ostrom Workshop, the Office for the Vice President for Research, the IU Office of Sustainability, and the IU Cinema 

Working Together: Research and Water Governance on Mount Kenya


March 3-5

The 10th Annual Landscape, Space, and Place Conference

In partnership with the Landscape Studies PhD Minor Program

March 4

Erika Wise
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, Department of Geography

Deciphering ocean and atmosphere controls on drought patterns during the Little Ice Age using the tree-ring record


March 10

Scott Mackay
SUNY – Buffalo, Department of Geography

4pm, SPEA 276

In partnership with the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA)

A framework for understanding threats to forests and crops under novel environments

March 24

Karen Ho
University of Minnesota, Department of Anthropology

4 pm, at the IMU Oak Room

In partnership with the Department of Anthropology

Generating Capitalism? Risk, Production, and Labor from the Perspective of Wall Street

March 25

AAG Practice Talks

(In preparation for the national
conference in San Francisco)

April 8

Noga Kadman
Independent author

In partnership with the Cultural Studies Program, the Center for the Study of the Middle East, and the Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program


Erased from Space and Consciousness: Israel and the Depopulated Palestinian Villages of 1948



April 15

Melissa Caldwell
University of California – Santa Cruz, Department of Anthropology and Editor, Gastronomica: The Journal of Critical Food Studies

Hacking the Food System: Technologies of Justice and Inequality


April 22

James Farmer
Indiana University, Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies

Using Ostrom’s Social-Ecological Systems Framework in the Study of Local Food Systems: Exploring the Transferability


April 29

GEOG 501 Final Presentations

(The culmination of a semester of thinking through research design)