Published: April 24, 2023

May 2 (3:30 pm - 6:30 pm)
Ketchum 371

Join us for a symposium featuring works-in-progress by grad students.

3:30-4:00 Session I: Knowledges & Rhetorics
Carla Cariño (Ethnic Studies), Education formations in US Empire
Salwa Kazi (Communication), Casting Empire: America's Indian Fantasies
Dustin Martinez (Communication), The Spatial-Temporal Complex: A Rhetorical Strategy of the US Empire

4:00-4:30 Session II:  Science, Technology & Military
Warren Cook (Communication), Techne, Technology, and Colonial Racial Capitalism
Joe McComb (Education), Recruiting the Foot Soldiers of the US Empire: Military Recruiters and JROTC
Josephine Meyer (Physics), Quantum imperialism: A critical reading of the US National Quantum Initiative Act of 2018

4:30-4:50 Session III: Mapping the Empire
Presentations of group projects mapping the U.S. Empire

5:00-5:35 Session IV: Keynote by Dr. Marie Ranjbar (Assistant Professor, WGST)
"Iran as Subaltern Empire: Lake Urmia, Environmental Racism, and Coloniality in Iranian Azerbaijan"

5:40-6:10 Session V Art, Musuems, & Religion
Sunday De Los Santos (Communication), Museum Ethics: DEI Statements and Their Uses 
Julia Popham (Ethnic Studies), From Bird Pins to Bird Man: A Meditation on Racial Abstraction and Cute Little Things from the Japanese American WWII Incarceration Camps
Devin Wayand (Religious Studies), TBA

Snacks will be provided. Thanks to the Department of Ethnic Studies for their support.