Lecture Series

 Fall 2017 Lecture Series Poster 

Fall 2017

“Friends and Foes”


9/8, 1–2:30 PM

Iterations: Lorrie Fredette

Gallery visit and moderated discussion with exhibiting artist Lorrie Fredette. Moderator: Sheila Goloborotko, assistant professor of printmaking. Cosponsored by MOCA Jacksonville and the UNF Department of Art and Design. MOCA Jacksonville, 333 N. Laura St. 


9/22, Noon–1:15 PM 

Making the Strange Familiar and the Familiar Strange

Julie Ingersoll, professor and coordinator, Religious Studies Program. Building 58W/Room 3806

9/29, Noon–1:15 PM 

The Evolution of Offshore Financial Centers and Services: Twenty–First Century Economic Development Strategies 

Sharon Cobb, professor of economic geography. Building 58W/Room 3806


10/6, Noon–1:15 PM 

Genetically Modified Organisms: Friend or Foe?

Dave Waddell, associate professor of biology and director, Biomedical Program. Building 51/Room 1209


10/20, Noon–1:15 PM

Does Your Culture Influence Your Conflict Resolution Style?

Dan Richard, associate professor of psychology and director of faculty enhancement, and Debbie Wang, professor of psychology. Building 58W/Room 3806


10/27, Noon–1:15 PM 

Foes and Neighbors: Community Solidarity in Pinochet's Chile

Alison Bruey, associate professor of history. Building 58W/Room 3806

11/3, Noon–1:15 PM 

Grassroots Social Structures for Combating Stigma and Supporting Families Raising Children on the Autism Spectrum in Jamaica

Angela Mann, assistant professor of psychology. Building 51/Room 1209


11/17 Noon–1:15 PM 

Senior Seminar Research Exhibit, as part of the inaugural International Research Symposium, co-sponsored by the International Affairs Office, the International Studies Program, the International Center, and the Office of Undergraduate Research. Building 58W/Room 3073



Spring 2017 Lecture Series Poster


Spring 2017   
“Unseen Forces”


1/27, Noon–1:15 P.M. Forgotten and Invisible: Poison, Medicine, and Scientific Development at Malangali, Tanzania

Chau Johnsen Kelly, Assistant Professor of History. Building 58W/Room 3804


2/3, Noon–1:15 P.M. U.S. Foreign Policy Challenges Under the New Trump Administration

Ambassador Nancy Soderberg, Visiting Distinguished Scholar and Director of Public Policy Initiatives.

Building 51/Room 1209


2/10, Noon–1:15 P.M. A Call for Global Perspective in Signed Language Interpreter Education in the U.S.

Suzanne Ehrlich, Assistant Professor of Exceptional, Deaf, and Interpreter Education. Building 51/Room 1209


2/17, Noon–1:15 P.M. Stereotypes are Gendered: A Look at the Stereotyping of Men and Women of Various Racial Groups in the U.S. and U.K.

Curtis Phills, Assistant Professor of Psychology. Building 5Madalena: The Entangled History of One Indigenous Floridian Woman in the Atlantic World1/Room 1209


3/3, Noon–1:15 P.M. The Impact of Culture on Management Theory and Practice

Paul Fadil, Professor and Chair of the Department of Management. Building 51/Room 1209


3/10, Noon–1:15 P.M. On the Wealth of Nations in Latin America: Insights from the Writings of Alberto Guerreiro Ramos

Dr. Sérgio Luís Boeira, Professor, Department of Administrative Science, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil.

Building 51/Room 1209


3/31, Noon–1:15 P.M. Madalena: The Entangled History of One Indigenous Floridian Woman in the Atlantic World

Scott Cave, Ph.D. Candidate in History, Pennsylvania State University. Cosponsored by the UNF Latin American and

Caribbean Council and the UNF Department of History. Building 51/Room 1209


4/7, Noon–1:15 P.M. Gender and Politics in French Soudan/Mali: 1955-1968

Rosa De Jorio, Associate Professor of Anthropology. Building 51/Room 1209


4/14, 1:00–2:00 P.M. International Studies Senior Seminar Research Exhibit, presented as part of the Showcase of Osprey Advancements in Research and Scholarship (SOARS) Building 58W/Room 3804 

 4/21, Noon–1:15 P.M. Information Wars: Eastern Ukraine Military Conflict Coverage in the Russian, Ukrainian and U.S. Newscasts (2014-2015)   

Nataliya Roman, Assistant Professor of Communication. Building 51/Room 1209


Fall 2016 Lecture Series Poster


Fall 2016  

 “Contested Spaces” 


9/9, Noon–1:15 P.M. Insecurities, Fundamentalism and Nationalism in India, Pakistan and the Periphery  

Sucheta Pyakuryal, Assistant Professor of Political Science. Building 58W/Room 3804. 


9/23, Noon–1:30 P.M.  Authenticity and Appropriation: Culture as Contested Space 

Panelists: Brandi Denison, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies; Sarah Caissie Provost, Assistant Professor of Musicology; and Ben Thompson, Deputy Director, MOCA Jacksonville. Building 58W/Room 3804. 


9/30, Noon–1:15 P.M. Reterritorializing the Spaces of Violence in Medellín through Urban Art  

Constanza López, Associate Professor of Spanish. Building 58W/Room 3804. 


10/7, Noon–1:15 P.M. Spaces of Memory and Silence: Misunderstanding the Tragedy at Malangali, Tanzania (rescheduled for Spring 2017, due to Hurricane Matthew)

Chau Johnsen Kelly, Assistant Professor of History. Building 51/Room 1205. 


10/21, Noon–1:30 P.M. Contested Spaces: Gender, Sexuality and Rights in a Global Context  

 A discussion with a panel of UNF students, moderated by Nicholas de Villiers, Associate Professor of English and Film. Cosponsored by the UNF LGBT Resource Center. Building 58W/Room 3804. 


10/28, Noon–1:15 P.M. “The Variety of Your Tongues and Colors”: Borders and Identities in a Post-ISIS Middle East 

David Schwam-Baird, Associate Professor of Political Science. Building 51/Room 1205. 


11/18, Noon–1:15 P.M. Women and Globalization: Do Women Gain and How? 

Mina Baliamoune, Professor of Economics. Building 51/Room 1205. 


12/2, 1:30–2:45 P.M. Senior Seminar Student Research Exhibit  

Thomas G. Carpenter Library, first floor.

Spring 2016 Lecture Series Poster 


Spring 2016   




 1/22, Noon–1:15 P.M. The Tourist Gaze and Cross–Cultural Cinema 

 Nicholas de Villiers, Associate Professor of English and Film. Building 58W/Room 3806. 


 1/29, Noon–1:15 P.M. Colorism in the 21st Century: Black American Implications of a Global Skin Color Consciousness and Hierarchy   

 JeffriAnne Wilder, Associate Professor of Sociology and Founding Director, Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnic Relations (SRER). Building 58W/Room 3806. 


 2/5, 1:00–2:30 P.M. The Other: Nurturing a New Ecology in Printmaking

Brief introduction: Jim Draper, Coordinator of UNF Art Galleries and exhibition co–curator. Moderated discussion and Q&A: Sheila Goloborotko, UNF Assistant Professor of Printmaking and exhibition co–curator/participating artist, and Catherine Graffam, participating artist. MOCA Jacksonville, 333 N. Laura St. Cosponsored by MOCA Jacksonville and the UNF LGBT Resource Center.  


 2/12, 12:00–1:15 P.M. Dancing for Snow: Ski Resorts, Cultural Appropriation, and American Indian Ritual Practice 

 Brandi Denison, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies. Building 58W/Room 3806. 


 2/19, Noon–1:15 P.M. France’s “Others”: Muslim–Arabs in French Society and Culture

 Patricia Geesey, Professor of French and Chair, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures. Building 51/Room 1205. 


2/26, Noon–1:30 P.M. Panel Discussion: Technology and Society  

Josh Gellers, Assistant Professor of Political Science; Mitch Haney, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Chair, Department of Philosophy; Margaret C. Stewart, Assistant Professor of Communication; and Karthikeyan Umapathy, Associate Professor of Information Systems. Cosponsored by the UNF Digital Humanities Initiative. Building 58W/Room 3806. 


 3/4, Noon–1:15 P.M. Faith and Politics in Enlightenment France: The Religious Roots of a Revolutionary Age

 Daniel Watkins, Assistant Professor of History. Building 58W/Room 3806. 


 3/25, Noon–1:30 P.M. Panel Discussion: China and the West/The Idea of “China” 

 Aaron Creller, Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Florida Blue Center for Ethics Post–Doctoral Fellow; Sarah Mattice, Assistant Professor of Philosophy; Yongan Wu, Associate Professor of Chinese. Building 51/Room 1205. 


 4/1, Noon–1:15 P.M. Language, Community, and Participatory Ethnography among Deaf Youth in Mexico City 

 Anne Pfister, Assistant Professor of Anthropology. Cosponsored by the UNF Latin American and Caribbean Council. Building 51/Room 1205. 


 4/15, 1:30–2:45 P.M. Senior Seminar Student Research Exhibit 

 Opening remarks: Jorge Febles, Professor of Spanish and Director, International Studies Program. Thomas G. Carpenter Library, First Floor. 


Fall 2015 Lecture Series Poster


 Fall 2015 

"Movement and Migration" 



9/11, 12:00–1:15. Strictly American Music? U.S. Jazz Musicians Tackle International Influences

Sarah Caissie Provost, Assistant Professor of Music. 51/1205. 

Professor Sarah Caissie Provost reviewed traditional ideas regarding the African and Latin American influences of jazz, and then examined historiographical discourses that have attempted to deny those influences, arguing for jazz as a form of expression that is purely "American." She examined some possible explanations for these arguments, considering attempts by white musicians and the nascent recording industry to appropriate jazz, as well as ideas expressed by African American pianist Mary Lou Williams, who posited that authentic jazz was rooted the experience of slavery in the U.S., making talk of African and Latin roots irrelevant.


9/18, 12:00–1:15. Immigration and the Experience of Gender 

A round–table conversation led by Constanza López, Assistant Professor of Spanish and Director of Voces y caras: Hispanic Communities of Jacksonville. Thomas Carpenter Library Special Collections Reading Room. 


20150918 1Professor Constanza López and UNF students Liana Llerandi and Saúl Grajeda shared their insights with us about how gender is lived in the context of immigration. Students from the International Studies Senior Seminar and other guests enjoyed a lively conversation with the panelists about issues related to discrimination, stereotypes, biculturalism, sexual orientation, gender identity, generational divides, and opportunities to effect change. The session ended with a viewing of the fall 2015 exhibit of the project Voces y cara: Hispanic Communities of Jacksonville, on display outside the Special Collections Reading Room on the first floor of the Thomas G. Carpenter Library.







9/25, 1:30–2:45. Climate Refugees: Uncertainty and Insecurity

Josh Gellers, Assistant Professor of Political Science. 58W/3804. 


20150925 1Professor Josh Gellers of Political Science discussed the precarious state of climate refugees, whose status is not defined under current international law. He examined several case studies in which populations are on the move or are under imminent danger as a result, directly or indirectly, of climate change. He also discussed possible ways to address to what many regard as an impending crisis.

















10/2, 12:00–1:15. Capturing Movement and Sharing Our Stories through Story Maps

Chris Baynard, Associate Professor of Geography. Thomas Carpenter Library, 2102B. 


10/9, 12:00–1:15. Interpreting Across Cultural Boundaries: Confucianism as Case Study

Sarah Mattice, Assistant Professor of Philosophy. 51/1205.


10/16, 12:00–1:15. Rhetoric of Merengue and Bachata in Junot Díaz’s Dominican–American Fiction: Border Culture, Migration, Media Isla

Greg Helmick, Assistant Professor of Spanish. 51/1205.


10/30, 12:00–1:15. Third New World. Spanish Ethnographies of Early Modern South–East Asia

Miguel Martínez, Assistant Professor of Spanish Literature, University of Chicago. Event co–sponsored by the UNF Latin American and Caribbean Council and the UNF Asia Council. 58W/3804.


11/13, 1:00–2:30. Project Atrium: Ian Johnston – Fish Tales

Moderated discussion and Q&A with the artist: Ian Johnston and Ben Thompson, MOCA Curator of Collections. MOCA Jacksonville, 333 N. Laura St. 


12/4, 2:00–3:00. Senior Seminar Student Research Exhibit

Opening remarks: Jorge Febles, Professor of Spanish and Director, International Studies Program. 58W/3703D.