The round table discussion will be held in WOLF 303 on Saturday, October 7th from 5:00-6:30 pm. It will consist of short presentations from each of our panelists, followed by a Q&A session moderated by Janée Allsman.

We are honored to present our round table participants:

Michela Ardizzoni

Michela Ardizzoni is an assistant professor in the department of French and Italian and affiliate in the department of Media Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She received her Ph.D. in Media Studies from Indiana University-Bloomington and her Master’s in American Studies from the University of Iowa. Her research focuses on global media, connected media practices, and media activism.

Elisabeth Arnould-Bloomfield

Elisabeth Arnould-Bloomfield received her Licence and Maitrise de Lettres from the Sorbonne University (Paris IV).  She completed her Ph.D. in French Literature from the University of California at San Diego and taught briefly at the University of Kentucky before coming to the University of Colorado, Boulder, in 2002 where she specializes in the poetry of the last two centuries, critical theory and philosophy. Elisabeth, who is now working on representations of Animality in 20th century thought and culture as well as questions of trauma and memory, has  published articles on Bataille, Ponge, Michon, Proust, Boubacar Diop and Marie NDiaye.

Deepti Misri

Dr. Deepti Misri joined the CU Boulder Women & Gender Studies faculty in fall 2008, after completing her PhD in English and a graduate minor in gender and women’s studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her areas of interest span South Asian literary and cultural production, transnational feminist studies, feminist theory and criticism, and postcolonial studies. Her most recent book is Beyond Partition: Gender, Violence, and Representation in Postcolonial India.

Reiland Rabaka

Dr. Rabaka is Professor and Chair of the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He is the author of several books, including Against Epistemic Apartheid: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Disciplinary Decadence of Sociology; Forms of Fanonism: Frantz Fanon’s Critical Theory and the Dialectics of Decolonization; Concepts of Cabralism: Amilcar Cabral and Africana Critical Theory; and The Negritude Movement.

Alexander Watkins

As the Art & Architecture Librarian, Alexander teaches research skills in the areas of art, architecture and design.  Alexander also builds the library’s collection of books, journals, and electronic resources for art, architecture and design.  He received a bachelors of arts degree in the History of Art and Anthropology from the University of California Berkeley, and masters degrees in the History of Art & Design and Library & Information Science from Pratt Institute. His research interests include information literacy education and equitable access to scholarly information.