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“To Listen is To Heal: A Talk with Ruth Ozeki” – April 6, 2023

“Communicating Environmental (In)Justice: A Dialogue” – Edith Pestana and Sharon Lewis. April 5, 2023

Hip-hop History with Akrobatik – February 8th, 2023

Abolitionist Power Mapping Workshop – presented by Steve Nuñez, Philosophy, February 8th, 2023

“Dr. King and Freedom Struggles in Chicago’s Jails” – UConn History Professor Melanie Newport. February 7, 2023

“Examining Race and Fascism in America” – October 19, 2022

“States of Change, States of Civil War.”  A Panel featuring Vijay Prashad, Chip Berlet, Fred Lee, and Manisha Sinha.  October 9, 2020. 

“Settler Colonialism’s Hiroshima.”   Iyko Day, Mount Holyoke College.  October 24, 2019.

“Red Steinbeck: The Counter-History of a Literary Classic.”  Alan Wald, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.  April 4, 2019.

“Infection in the Sentence Breeds: Early American Rabies Narratives.”  Don James McLaughlin, Univ. of Tulsa.  February 26, 2019.

“Forms of Authoritarianism.”  A one-day conference on global authoritarianisms, past and present, at the Hartford Club and Hartford campus.  Ben Kiernan, keynote.  September 20, 2018.

“Lessons from Occupy.”  Panel featuring Mary Clinton, Sharon Cromwell, and Bill Mullen.  April 5, 2017.

“The State of American Studies Publishing.”  Ken Wissoker, Duke University Press,  May 4, 2016.

“The State of American Studies: Sites of Knowledge Production and Critique.”  Glenn Hendler (Fordam University), Cathy Schlund-Vials (UConn) and Eric Zinner (Editor-in-Chief at NYU Press).  March 23, 2016.

“American Lives and American Studies.” James L. and Shirley A. Draper Conference in Early American Studies. October 9-10, 2014.

“Shrieks, Outcries, and Fainting Boys: Homosexuality in the U.S. Cultural Front.”  Aaron Lecklider, UMass-Boston.  February 26, 2014.

“Small Bonds: Children’s Rights, Children’s Labor and the Work of Trafficking,” a transhistorical colloquium, October 18, 2013.

“The Nations Within, a Nation Without: The Hawaiin Nation between Kingdom and Tribe.” Presentation by Professor J. Kehaulani Kauanui, September 30, 2013.

“Fanpire: Postfeminism and the Fantasy of Romance in the Twilight Fandom.” Presentaiton by Professor Tania Enzen, April 3, 2013.

“Partition, Prison, and Politics.” Presentation by Professor Ruth Gilmore, December 6th, 2012.

“Thomas Cole as Transatlantic Romantic.” A presentation by Professor Alan Wallach. October 22, 2012.

“Come Play Under Our Generous Dome”: Children’s Literature at the American Antiquarian Society. A presentation by Professor Laura E. Wasowicz. October 1st, 2012

“Childhood in the Archives.” A presentation by Professor Karen Sanchez-Eppler (Amherst College). March 8, 2012.

“Spectacular Men: Actors, Masculinity, and the Early American Stage.” A presentation by Professor Sarah Chinn (Hunter College). February 16, 2012.

“Color and Democracy in the American Century.” A presentation by Professor Nikhil Pal Singh (New York University). October 6, 2011.

“9/11 Ten Years Later: Where We Stand.” A symposium at UConn-Avery Point, September 29, 2011.