Current Projects

Pedagogies of Reciprocity: The Politics of Knowledge, Equity and Ethics in International Educational Collaboration

This inter-campus, interdisciplinary, and international research collaboration explores the politics of global partnerships and knowledge production within international education. The project centers global research collaborators who simultaneously play the roles of researchers and activists, as well as instructors and program staff for study abroad programs.


The Conjecture, Other, Meet, Reckon, Acknowledge (C.O.M.R.A) group is a salon of international graduate students who are interested in decentering narratives around theatre, cinema, performance, visual arts, literature, and creative writing.

Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century

The group has met on campus for more than thirteen years and currently hosts events that reach both academic and non-academic audiences, fosters collaboration and camaraderie among students, and promotes connections between students and faculty.

Negotiating Carceral Regimes in the Global South: Crime and Punishment Across the Islamic World

This conference and colloquium series seeks to advance understanding of incarceration as a global phenomenon by examining histories of carceral practices in Asia, the Near East, Africa and South America and decentering the Western and nation-state centric framework of prison studies.