CIQR Presentation Archives and Speaker List
Agendas, Minutes and Notices
Speaker and Presentation Series
Sponsored by The McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts / Center for Interpretive and Qualitative Research
Professor Linda Alcoff, Dept. of Philosophy, Syracuse University, March 15-16, 1995: "Raced Purely or Purely Erased: Conceptions of Mixed Race Identity."
Professor Slavoj Zizek, Institute for Sociology, Ljubljana, Slovenia, April 11-12, 1995: "Lacan and the Politics of Sexual Difference."
Professor Peter Caws, Dept. of Philosophy, George Washington University, March 28-29, 1996: "Mind at the End of the Millennium."
Professor Richard Williams, Dept. of Sociology, Rutgers University, April 18-19, 1996: "Renaming Symbolic Boundaries: Hiding and Revealing Social Inequalities."
Co-Host to the Thomas Merton Center Award Dinner for Winona Laduke, White Earth Chippewa and environmental, indigenous, and women's rights activist (with a public address by Ms. Laduke on indigenous rights). Nov. 21, 1996.
Professor Janet Wolff, Dept. of Art History/Visual and Cultural Studies, University of Rochester, February 6-7, 1997: "Questions of Disciplines: Sociology and the Humanities."
Professor Nancy Fraser, Dept. of Political Science at the Graduate Faculty of the New School of Research, Sept. 25-26, 1997: "Social Justice in the Age of Identity Politics."
Professor Cary Nelson, Dept. of English, University of Illinois at Urbana, March 23-24, 1998: "Meltdown or Community: Crisis and Opportunity in Higher Education."
Co-Host to the Thomas Merton Center Award Dinner for Studs Terkel (with a public address by Mr. Terkel on his book, Working, and a performance piece by local actors on the same topic). Nov. 1998.
Professor Elizabeth Grosz, Dept. of Comparative Literature, State University of New York at Buffalo, Nov. 2-3, 1998: "Darwin and Feminism: Preliminary Investigations into a Possible Alliance."
Professor David R. Roediger, Director of American Studies, University of Minnesota, Feb. 3-4, 1999: "Black on White: African-American Studies of Whiteness."
Co-Host to the Thomas Merton Center Award Dinner for Wendell Berry (with a public address by Wendell Berry, "Practicing Resurrection: Stewardship of the Planet and Its Peoples"). Nov. 22, 1999.
Professor Carolyn Merchant, Chancellor's Professor of Environmental History, Philosophy, and Ethics at the University of California at Berkeley, Feb.3-4, 2000: "Reinventing Eden: Women, Nature, and Narrative."
Professor Manthia Diawara, Professor of Africana Studies, American Studies, and Comparative Literature, and Film Director of the Institute of Afro-American Affairs and the Africana Studies Program, New York University, Oct. 19-20, 2000: "The 1960's in Bamako, Mali: Malick Sidibe and James Brown"; plus a screening of his film at the Carnegie Museum of Art: "Diaspora Conversations."
Professor Leonard Schatzman, Professor Emeritus at the University of California at San Francisco, Dept. of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the School of Nursing, April, 19-20, 2001; also sponsored by the Duquesne PhD. Program in Nursing: "An Alternative Variant of the Method of 'Grounded Theory.'"
Professor Ernesto Laclau, Professor of Political Theory, Dept. of Government, University of Essex, England; Director of the Doctoral Programme in Ideology and Discourse Analysis, Oct. 11-12, 2001, "The Construction of Popular Identities."
Professor Sonia Ospina, Graduate Director, Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service, New York University, Spring 2002, "Perspectives on Leadership: Our Approach to Research and Documentation for the Leadership for a Changing World Program."
Professor. Caroline Knowles, Reader in the Department of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Southampton, Hampshire, England, Oct. 21-22, 2002; jointly sponsored with the Duquesne Sociology Dept.: “Four Journeys in Search for a Theory of Globalization."
Mr. Chuck Collins, M.B.A, Program Director for a Fair Economy and Coordinator for the Call to Preserve the Estate Tax, “Why America Should Tax Estates and Other Accumulated Fortunes,” March 20, 2003; jointly sponsored with the Center for Social and Public Policy and the Thomas Merton Center.
Professor Judith Stacey, Professor of Sociology and Professor of Gender and Sexuality at New York University, Jan. 5-6, 2004, jointly sponsored with Women's and Gender Studies Program: “Married to the Market? The New Haves and Have Nots of Contemporary Conjugal Politics.”
Professor Elijah Anderson, Department of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania, Nov. 4-5, 2004: “Violence and the Inner City Poor.”
Professor Iris Marion Young, Department of Political Science, University of Chicago, November 3-4, 2005: "Structural Injustice and the Politics of Difference", Symposium: Responsibility and Global Justice: A Social Connection Model"
Professor Edward Casey, Distinguished Professor, State University of New York at Stony Brook, March 23, 2006: "Coming to the Edge: Reflections on Borders and Boundaries"; March 24, 2006: "Research Methods in the Wake of Phenomenology"
Professor Kenneth J. Gergen, Mustin Professor of Psychology, Swarthmore College, November 9, 2006: "Religion, Relativism and the Moral Order"
Professor Robert D. Romanyshyn, Senior Core Faculty Member, Clinical and Depth Psychology Programs, Pacifica Graduate Institute, October 11, 2007: "The Wounded Researcher"
Professor Olga Belova, Lecturer in Management, Department of Accounting, Finance, and Management, University of Essex, UK, October 18, 2007: "Difference and Interruption in Research Narratives"
Professor Kelly Oliver, W. Alton Jones Chair of Philosophy, Vanderbilt University, October 26, 2007: "Sexual Difference, Animal Difference: Derrida and Difference 'Worthy of Its Name'"
Professor Michael Berube, Paterno Family Professor in Literature, Pennsylvania State University, January 24, 2008: "What Happened to Cultural Studies?"
Professor Greg M. Nielsen, Director of the Concordia Center for Broadcasting Studies, Concordia University, April 14-15, 2010, "Demos, Pathos, Ethos: Framing Poverty and Immigration in the Montreal and New York Press"
Professor Carola Suárez-Orozco, New York University, April 19-20, 2012, "Living in the Shadows: Developmental Implications of Unauthorized Status" and "Immigrant Youth: A Mixed Methods Perspective"
Mary Watkins, Ph.D., Depth Psychology Program at Pacifica Graduate Institute, November 11-12, 2012, "Up Against the Wall: Re-Imagining the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands"
Daniel W. Smith, an Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Purdue University, March 21-22, 2013, "Time, Truth, and Thought"
Fred Evans, Professor of Philosophy and CIQR Coordinator at Duquesne University, and Magali Michael, Professor and Chair of English at Duquesne University, September 11, 2013, "9/11/2001 and the Politics of Aesthetics: Literature and Memorial Art"
Kirk Savage, Professor of History of Art and Architecture at the University of Pittsburgh, October 10, 2013, "The Corpse and the Name: The Civil War and the Origins of Modern Commemoration"
Tom Eyers, Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Duquesne University, November 6, 2013, "The Peril of the Digital Humanities: New Positivisms and the Fate of Literary Theory"
Mark Paterson, Visiting Assistant Professor of Communication at the University of Pittsburgh, December 5, 2013, "On 'Inner Touch' and the Moving Body: Aisthêsis, Kinaesthesis, Aesthetics"