November 1st, 2016

Talk: “Wrapped in the Flag of Israel:  Bureaucracy, Gender and Mizrahi Ultra-nationalism”

Dr. Smadar Lavie, Visiting Scholar in Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley; and Visiting Professor at the Institute for Social Sciences in the 21st Century, University College Cork.



October 13, 2016

Talk: “Shamanic Bodies: Alcoff, Anzaldúa, Kusch, and Andean Corporealities”

Dr. Omar Rivera, Department of Philosophy and Race and Ethnic Studies Program at Southwestern University.



April 6, 2015

Talk: “Vulnerable Bodies and Environmental Justice in the Murals of Juana Alicia”

Dr. Julie Avril Minich, Department of English and Mexican American & Latina/a Studies at the University  of Texas, Austin

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March 24, 2015

Talk: “Redefining Latino Masculinities through Anzaldúa’s Conocimiento and Collaborative Testimonio”

Dr. Aída Hurtado, Chair of the Chicana/o Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara & alumna of our legacy institution UTPA  

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November 21, 2014

Talk: “Loving Sideways/Living Beyond Borders: Decolonizing Space in Xicana and Latina Feminisms.”

Dr. Pedro Di Pietro, Ethnic Studies at the University of California Berkeley

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November 22, 2014

Workshop:  “La Jotería: Celebrating Queerness and Latinidad in the 21st Century”

Dr. Pedro Di Pietro, Ethnic Studies at the University of California Berkeley

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March 21, 2013

Talk: “The Colonial, Catholic Body: Identity and Self-Relation in Mexican and Irish Diasporas.”

Dr. Jennifer McWeeny, Department of Philosophy at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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March 29, 2012

What is the Transmodern Condition? Reflections on the Braceros Program

Dr. Sebastian Purcell, Philosophy Department at SUNY Courtland

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March 3, 2011

Panel: “The Many Borders of the Valley: First Impressions.”

Dr. Mariana Alessandri, Dr. Cynthia Paccacerqua, & Dr. Alexander Stehn, Faculty in the Department of History and Philosophy at the University of Texas – Pan American

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February 17, 2011

Talk: “Beauvoir and Nancy on Touching and Borders”

Dr. Christopher Lauer, Department of Philosophy at Indiana University of Pennsylvania

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October 7, 2010

Talk: “Post Cold War Borders: Linking the Postcolonial and Postsocialist”

Dr. Jennifer Suchland, Slavic and East European Languages and Literatures at Ohio State University

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February 4, 2010

Talk: “Queers Have No Passports: On the Floating Borders of Nationalism”

Dr. Shannon Winnubst, Department of Philosophy at Ohio State University

March 25, 2010

Talk: “Hermeneutic Dimensions of Recognition”

Dr. Theodore George, Department of Philosophy at Texas A&M University

November 19, 2009

Talk:  “Heroes, Scapegoats and ‘Good’ Liberals: The Complicated Operations of Race in Post-Obama America”

Dr. Leigh Johnson, Department of Philosophy at Rhodes College

October 9, 2009

Talk: “Being in the Border is an Opportunity and Not a Fall from Grace”

Dr. Gregory Pappas, Department of Philosophy at Texas A&M University

February 2009

Talk: “Pure Pleasure and Abstract Art in Plato’s Philebus

Dr. Ryan T. Drake, Department of Philosophy at Fairfield University

Dr. Sara Brill, Department of Philosophy at Fairfield University

December 5, 2008

Talk:  “Authority, Evidence, and Second-Personal Reasons for Belief”

Dr. Ben McMyler, Department of Philosophy at Texas A&M University

 October 2008

Talk:  “Torture and the Production of bare life:  Extrajudicial Measures in the War on Terror”

Dr. Jeffrey D. Gower, Doctoral Candidate in Philosophy at Villanova University


Prior to the Official Naming of the Series (see Our Story)

November 2007

Talk:  What is Wrong with Meno?

Dr. Jesse Bailey, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Sacred Heart University