2015-2016 Events

Fall 2015 Humanities Symposium: Postcolonial Humanities: Crossing Borders, Making Connections

Mark your calendar for our Fall Symposium on October 9, 2015. The theme will be Postcolonial Humanities: Crossing Borders, Making Connections. Deepika Bahri, Deborah Barndt, and C. Sade Turnipseed will be speaking at the event along with a faculty panel including Sushmita Chatterjee, James Ivory, Diane Mines, and William Schumann. Refreshments will be provided throughout the day and we will break for lunch.

For more information about our sponsor the North Carolina Humanities Council please visit http://nchumanities.org/ 

Spring 2016 Warm Up With The Humanities

Warm Up With The Humanities

February 26, 2016: Warm Up With The Humanities: A Celebration of Research by New Faculty. Please join the Humanities Council for hot chocolate and new faculty lectures on Friday, February 26th. Event will take place in Belk Library Room 421 from 1-4PM. Faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be provided. Program for the event can be found here (JPG).


Book Discussion Group - Fall 2015 

Solidarity Politics for Millennials: A Guide to Ending the Oppression Olympics

For our Fall Book Discussion Group, we will read Solidarity Politics for Millennials: A Guide to Ending the Oppression Olympics, by Ange-Marie Hancock. There are 35 open spots for this discussion group, which will take place on November 12. A public lecture will also be given by Dr. Hancock from 7-9PM in 114 Belk Library. 

Ange-Marie Hancock is Associate Professor of Political Science and Gender Studies at the University of Southern California. Professor Hancock is the author of the award-winning The Politics of Disgust and the Public Identity of the "Welfare Queen," (2004, New York University Press) and a globally recognized scholar of the study of intersectionality – the study of the intersections of race, gender, class and sexuality politics and their impact on public policy. Her second book, Solidarity Politics for Millennials: A Guide to Ending the Oppression Olympics (2011, Palgrave Macmillan) focuses on the development of intersectional solidarity as a method of political engagement for individuals, groups and policy practitioners in U.S. politics. Her third book, Intersectionality: an Intellectual History, will be published in December 2015 with Oxford University Press. It is part of an agenda-setting two-book treatment of intersectionality.

Hancock has appeared in multiple media outlets, most recently and has been quoted in the New York Times, Forbes, and on FoxNews.com. She has appeared on "The Melissa Harris Perry Show," "The Young Turks," NPR's "Marketplace,"and "News and Notes." She previously taught at Yale University, Penn State University and the University of San Francisco.

A Friday With Walter D. Mignolo: The Spring Book Discussion


Hosted by the Humanities Council, will take place from 10:00-11:30am on Friday, March 25th in the Watauga River Room (102). Please email Brittney Maslowksi at maslowskibl@appstate.edu to sign up and receive a free copy of his book, The Darker Side of Western Modernity: Global Futures, Decolonial Options. There are 35 spaces available. Dr. Mignolo will also be giving a public lecture later on Friday at 1pm in 114 Belk Library. All are welcome to attend.  

Fall 2015 Humanities Symposium
Published: May 5, 2016 12:00am