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 26

Tom Evans et al., Indiana University
* 3pm 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 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

(visit still being finalized)


March 24

Karen Ho
University of Minnesota, Department of Anthropology

In partnership with the Department of Anthropology


March 25

AAG Practice Talks


April 8

Noga Kadman
Independent author

In partnership with the Cultural Studies Program and the Center for the Study of the Middle East




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