Join ICS for our 2018–2019 events!
ICS is continuously working to collaborate with multiple department and organizations to encourage campus-and community-wide conversations about issues of vital national importance.
Interested in any of these subjects? Learn more about them by clicking the link below!
Friday, September 14, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. | Bowen-Thompson Student Union
The Ohio Consortium for Men and Masculinities in Higher Education Conference
*Keynote Address by Dr. Derrick Brooms | 11:40 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | 308 BTSU
Join the Violence Prevention Center and the Institute for the Study of Culture and Society for a conference that takes a campus/community approach to addressing men's issues and features keynote speaker Dr. Derrick Brooms. Dr. Brooms is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Cincinnati. His keynote lecture is entitled "Being Black, Being Male on Campus: Understanding and Confronting Black Male Collegiate Experiences." Students, faculty, staff, and community partners are all welcome! Snacks and lunch will be provided.
Thursday, October 25, 2018 | 11:00 a.m. | 207 Bowen-Thompson Student Union
Shattering the Silence on Miscarriage and Pregnancy Loss
Despite its prevalence, pregnancy loss remains taboo in the United States.
Dr. Lisa K. Hanasono, an associate professor from Bowling Green State University’s School of Media and Communication, will highlight the findings from two research projects to reveal how culture, gender, media, and interpersonal communication factors work in concert to stigmatize and silence discussions about pregnancy loss—and what we can do collectively to shatter that silence.
Thursday, November 15, 2018 | 6:30 p.m. | Wood County District Public Library, Meeting Room
Community Organizations' Role in Combating Human Trafficking: From Local to Transnational Contexts
Dr. Lara Martin Lengel's project addresses faith-based organizations’ (FBOs) role in combating sex trafficking of women and children in Costa Rica. It analyzes how the decriminalization of sex work in Costa Rica affects FBOs’ advocacy and support efforts. In conjunction with discussing her research findings, Dr. Lengel will be working wtih members of the BG High School Drama Club to present select scenes from Lily's Wings, a play written by Roxanne Schroeder-Arce in collaboration with students to aim awareness of sex trafficking.
The proiect builds on Dr. Lengel’s 25-year research program on transnational feminism and critical intercultural communication studies, which has been published in, among other journals, Feminist Media Studies, Gender & History, International Journal of Women’s Studies, Journal of Communication Inquiry, Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, Text and Performance Quarterly, and Studies in Symbolic Interaction.
Thursday, February 28, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. | 206 (Theater) Bowen-Thompson Student Union
The Future of Leadership: The Role of Power, Equity and Design with Antionette Carroll
Join ICS and the BGSU School of Art in welcoming Antionette Carroll, an internationally recognized graphic designer, community activist, public speaker, and entrepreneur.
In her public lecture, Carroll will introduce the principles of Equity-Centered Community Design. She will discuss her work as the Founder and CEO of Creative Reaction Lab, a non-profit, youth-led, community-centered social impact design collaborative, to demonstrate how graphic design can be utilized as a vital tool in redesigning entire communities and cities to be more racially diverse, inclusive, and equitable.
Friday, March 1, 2019 | 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | 3rd Floor Bowen-Thompson Student Union
Leaders for Community Action and Equity with Creative Reaction Lab
Join ICS and the BGSU School of Art in welcoming Antionette Carroll and Hilary Sedovic from Creative Reaction Lab, a non-profit, youth-led, community-centered social impact design collaborative.
Creative Reaction Lab will lead intensive, four-hour workshops for those seeking to learn the Equity-Centered Community Design Model. These workshops are for those who want to learn how to structure their own organizations, businesses, and communities to be more inclusive.
Learn more and register HERE!
Thursday, March 14, 2019 | Bowen-Thompson Student Union
Women of Color Leadership Summit
**Keynote plenary discussion 2:30 - 3:45 p.m., 206 BTSU Reception and book signing to follow
Join ICS and the Center for Women and Gender Equity in welcoming three keynote speakers for the 2019 Women of Color Leadership Summit, Dr. Judy Marquez Kiyama, KaeLyn Rich, and Dr. Sekile Nzinga-Johnson.
The Women of Color Leadership Summit is designed to increase the number of women of color students, staff, and faculty in leadership; to share the lessons and knowledge on leadership practice developed and modeled by women of color; and to encourage collaboration across clubs, departments, and school groups.
Participants will gain valuable networking and professional development opportunities as well as opportunities to meet and interact with other women of color and other students who possess a similar interest in leadership.
Thursday, April 19, 2019 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. | Wood County District Public Library
A Forgotten Legacy: Rediscovering Europe's Black Musical Past
As a consequence of colonialism and the slave economy, significant numbers of people from sub-Saharan Africa, both enslaved and free, have lived in Europe since the mid-fifteenth century.
Dr. Arne Spohr will give a lecture-recital featuring rarely heard musical works by early modern Black European composers, performed live by the BGSU Early Music Ensemble. Dr. Spohr will share his research into the lives of these forgotten composers and provide contemporary audiences the chance to hear music that has not been performed in over four hundred years.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. | 207 Bowen-Thompson Student Union
Mothers on the Run
Dr. Melissa K. Miller studies voters' employment of gender stereotypes in elections and how these stereotypes may undermine women candidates at the polls. Dr. Miller was embedded in several political campaigns in Fall 2018, when historic numbers of women were elected to political office. In this lecture, Dr. Miller will share her insights into voter perceptions of mother-candidates and how mother-candidates present their maternal status in political campaigns.
Past Invited Speakers
|2018||Elizabeth Castle||The Warrior Women Project Goes to Standing Rock: At the Intersection of Scholarship, Activism, and Filmmaking|
|2018||Dylan Miner||g'iiwekii//they return home to the Land: Indigenous Art and Activism in an Age of Ongoing Colonialism|
|2017||Brett Story||The Prison in Twelve Landscapes|
|2017||Baz Dreisinger||Incarceration Nations|
|2017||Jeanne Theoharis||Rosa Parks in the Age of Black Lives Matter|
|2014||Lisa Nakamura||Digilantes, Vulnerable Bodies, and Hyperbolic Violence on the Internet|
|2012||Gregory Siegworth||Mobile Affects, Open Secrets, and Global Illiquidity: Pockets, Pools, and Plasma|
|2012||Amy Erdman Farrell||Fat Shame: The Power of Fat Denigration in American History|
|2012||Maud Lavin||Femme Androgyny, Aggression, and the Korean T.V. Drama: The First Shop of Coffee Prince|
|2010||Jose Esteban Munoz||Becoming Otherwise: Mario Montez, Sonia Sotomayor, and the Affective Life of Brownness|
|2010||Anne Anlin Cheng||Skins, Tattoos, and the Lure of the Surface: Josephine Baker, Adolf Loos, and the Modern|
|2009||Joanne Leonard||Being in Pictures: Intimacy, Photography, Memory|
|2009||Matthew Gutmann||Changing Men and Masculinities in Mexico: Sex, Birth Control, and AIDS|
|2009||David Eng||Racial Reparation|
|2008||Paula Rabinowitz||Epidemics of Collapse: Notes on Documentary and the Post-Industrial Sublime|
|2008||W.J.J. Mitchell||Cloning Terror: The War of Images, 9-11 to Abu Ghraib|
|2008||E. Patrick Johnson||Performance of Pouring Tea: Black Gay Men of the South Tell Their Tales|
|2007||Diana Taylor||Double Blind: The Torture Case|
|2007||Gayatri Gopinath||Queer Regions: From Fire to the Journey|
|2007||T.J. Jackson Lears||American Empire|
|2006||Kamala Kempadoo||Transacting Sex in the Caribbean: Migration, Work, and Human Trafficking|
|2006||Francine Masiello||Reading for the People|
|2006||Marianne Hirsch||Strolling the Herrengasse: Street Photographs in Archival and Personal Memory|
|2006||Dwight McBride||Race, Faith, and Sexuality: Or a Snapshot Genealogy of the Grateful Negro|
|2005||Jill Dolan||Utopia in Performance: Finding Hope at the Theatre|
|2005||Kembrew McLeod||Freedom of Expression: Overzealous Copyright Bozos and Other Enemies of Creativity|
|2005||Roderick Ferguson||The Stratifications of Nomativity: Race, Governmentality, and Minority Formations|
|2005||Aihwa Ong||Neoliberalism, or the Shifting Ground of Politics and Ethics|
|2004||Eric Lott||The First Boomer: Bill Clinton, George W., and Fictions of the State|
|2004||Judith/Jack Halberstam||Dude, Where's My Gender?|
|2004||Shannon Jackson||Racial Performativity and Anti-Racist Performance|
|2004||Phil Auslander||I Wanna Be Your Man: Suzie Quatro's Musical Androgyny|
|2002||Lydia Liu||Women and Sovereignty in the Nineteenth Century|
|2002||Janice Radway||Girls, Zines, and the Miscellaneous Production of Subjectivity in an Age of Unceasing Circulation|
|2002||Martin Manalansan Iv||Migracy, Mobility, and Modernity: Traversing Queer Diasporic Intimacies|
|2002||Lee Edelman||Compassion's Compulsion: Queer Theory, Psychoanalysis, and Hitchcock's 'North by Northwest'|
|2002||William Julius Wilson||Welfare, Children, and Families: The Impact of Welfare in a Time of Recession|
|2001||Ann Anagnost||Is the Fatherland Really a Motherland?|
|2001||David Roman||Latino Genealogies: Broadway and Beyond|
|2001||Jacqueline Nassy Brown||From Global to Local and Back Again: Placing Black Identities in Liverpool, England|
|2000||David Roediger||The Art of Whiteness: Giuliani, the Brooklyn Museum, and Racial Politics|
|2000||Donna Guy||Women and Children Crossing the Border|
|2000||Rey Chow||When Whiteness Feminizes: The Rise of 'woman' in the Age of Multiculturalism|
|2000||Augusto Boal||Legislative Theater: Using Performance to Make Politics|
|2000||George Lipsitz||Citizenship, Democracy, and Public Policy in the 21st Century|
|1999||Pheng Cheah||Diaspora, Chinese Cosmopolitanism, and Postcolonial National Memory|
|1999||Robbie McCauley||Regenerating Cultural Presence: Tuning in Through Performance|
|1999||Lauren Berlant||Citizenship and Sentimentality: The Politics of True Feeling|
|1997||Coco Fusco||Performance and the Power of the Popular: Cultural Fusion in the Americas|
|1997||Barbara Harlow||Cultural Struggles in Narrative: Human Rights Reporting Truth and Commissions|
|1997||Michael Awkward||Identity and Cultural Criticism: The Role of the Black Public Intellectual|
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 | 9:15 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. | Bowen-Thompson Student Union
Change the Story: Opioid Crisis Teach-in
We invite the campus community and our northwest Ohio communities to join us for a day of learning to Change the Story on the opioid crisis. The event is open to all students, staff and faculty as well as community members from northwest Ohio interested in or affected by the opioid crisis.
The purpose of the teach-in is to raise awareness about the crisis, make connections to existing resources, research and data and to apply BGSU expertise to help individuals gain practical skills to help the community. Are You in?
Activities and events are organized during the day and evening to provide a forum to learn, discuss, debate, and share ideas organized to impact the opioid emergency.
Monday, October 1, 2018 | 3:30 p.m. AND 7:00 p.m. | Jerome Library, Pallister Room
2 Talks by Nicaraguan historian Antonio Monte Casablanca
The ICS Latin American and Latino Studies Research Cluster presents Antonio Monte Casablanca, an historian with the lnstituto lnterdisciplinario de Ciencias Sociales at the Universidad Centroamericana in Managua, Nicaragua. Casablanca has recently published Paisaje/Sujeto/lnversión/Nación. Guías turísticas de Nicaragua: 1892- 1940 (2017), an insightful analysis of the rhetoric used by the Nicaraguan elite during the years 1892-1940 to attract both investors and tourism to the country, which in turn shaped the political discourse on the nation.
From 3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Casablanca will be discussing "From Populism to Para-Militarism in 3 Months: A Brief Description of the Current Crisis in Nicaragua."
From 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Casablanca will be discussing "Campesinos, estudiantes, artistas y empresarios: Articulaciones y rupturas políticas en Nicaragua a partir del 18 de abril."
Both talks are free and open to the public. See the event flyer for more information.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. | 228 Bowen-Thompson Student Union
2018 Immigrant Ohio Symposium: "Living in the Shadows: Undocumented Lives and Labor"
Immigrant Ohio 2018 looks at the lives and labor of undocumented immigrants in Ohio and the United States. The theme of this year's symposium is "Living in the Shadows: Undocumented Lives and Labor."
Throughout the day presenters will be providing insight into various aspects of undocumented lives in Ohio, particularly our region. The one-day symposium will include presentations about:
Migrant Workers in Ohio: A Brief History (9:30 a.m.)
Ohio Economy and the Migrant Workers (10:45 a.m.)
The Aftermath of the ICE Raids: The Community Perspective (1 p.m..)
The Aftermath of the ICE Raids: The Legal Perspective (2:15 p.m.)
Local and National Developments (4:15 p.m.)
Lost Lives, Lost Hopes, Lost Dreams/The Migrant Quilt Project of Tucson, Arizona (5 p.m.)
November 13 - December 7, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday | Jerome Library, 4th Floor, Ray and Pat Browne Popular Culture Library
Lost Dreams, Lost Hopes, Lost Loves, Lost Lives
Immigrant Ohio 2018 presents "Lost Dreams, Lost Hopes, Lost Loves, Lost Lives," an exhibition of quilts made by the Migrant Quilt Project of Tucson, Arizona.
The quilts are on display at the Ray and Pat Browne Popular Culture Library on the 4th floor of the William T. Jerome Library.
The exhibition, open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., is free and open to the public. The exhibition is sponsored by the Stoddard O'Neill Fund, School of Cultural and Critical Studies.