Humanizing the Global

Humanizing the Global, Globalizing the Human: Invisibility

The Global Studies Center proposes (in cooperation with the Humanities Center) a new year of programming under the banner of the ongoing Humanizing the Global, Globalizing the Human initiative. This year’s theme is “Invisibility.” The purpose of this seminar is to bring colleagues from the humanities and the social sciences (as well as cognate professional schools) together for a series of lectures and workshops in which they will jointly explore questions that highlight the urgency of thinking globally about the humanities and humanistically about globalization.

Throughout the year, we bring internationally-renowned scholars to campus to speak to our theme from their own (inter)disciplinary perspectives. Each of our guests presents a public lecture on Thursday afternoon at 4:30 pm. In addition, each will lead a workshop with seminar participants on the Friday morning (from 9-11 am; coffee and pastry provided).

This year’s seminar will feature four visitors.


October 17-18, 2019

"Global Borderlands: Fantasy, Violence, and Empire in Subic Bay, Philippines" (CANCELLED)

Victoria Reyes, Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Riverside.

Dr. Reyes received her PhD from the Department of Sociology at Princeton University in January 2015 and was a 2016-2017 Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Center for Institutional Diversity at the University of Michigan. She previously taught in Bryn Mawr College’s Growth and Structure of Cities Department.


November 14-15, 2019

"The Visibility of Perception on the Experience of Urban Environments"

Andrea Mubi Brighenti, Aggregate Professor of Social Theory and Space & Culture at the University of Trento, Italy. 


January 16-17, 2020

Gregory Cajete, Professor of Native American Studies and Language, Literacy & Sociocultural Studies at the University of New Mexico.


February 20-21, 2020

Jose-Alain Sahel, Chair, Dept. of Ophthalmology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Director of the UPMC Eye Center, and the Eye and Ear Foundation chair of Ophthalmology.


Join us for these public lectures, which will be held in 4130 Posvar Hall at 4:30 p.m.