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Part of the Syracuse Symposium series!

Race, Space, and the Environment

Apr 23, 2021, 12:00 PM-2:00 PM

Virtual Event

Zolani Mahola (South African musician)
Jaleel Campbell (Syracuse artist)
Jamie Herring (HabitatSeven-Ottawa, CA) 
Farhana Sultana (Syracuse University)
Janice Limson (Rhodes University)
Ernest Nkansah-Dwamena (SUNY-ESF Visiting Assistant Professor)
Xolile Madinda (University of Virginia)

This interdisciplinary, interactive multimedia symposium brings together scholars and professionals from Syracuse and South Africa to investigate the intersections of race and the environment, and impacts of climate change on marginalized and racialized populations.

Using a non-traditional, pioneering, sustainable and accessible modality, conference participants engage across distance in dialogue and through large-scale public multimedia installations (online and on site), created by the interdisciplinary cohort of topic experts. 

This live online conversation invites Q&A from the community, with the premise that creative responses to global injustices and threats emerge when people with different worldviews come together to seek sustainable solutions.

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This event is part of Syracuse Symposium’s year-long series on “Futures.”


Tribute to María Lugones

Apr 27, 2021, 3:30 PM-5:50 PM


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Jacqui Alexander (University of Toronto)
Cherrie Moraga
(University of California-Santa Barbara)
Kelli Zaytoun
(Wright State University)
Anna Carasthisis
(Panteion University)
Emma Velez
(University of Illinois)

Join the Democratizing Knowledge collective to honor the legacy of María Lugones as a feminist philosopher, popular educator, professor, author, and community organizer. Panelists will focus on the book, Speaking Face to Face: The Visionary Philosophy of Maria Lugones (SUNY Press, 2019), with Q&A. ASL and Spanish interpretation provided.

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(Image art by Alma Lopez)

Additional sponsors:

  • Communication and Rhetorical Studies
  • English
  • Latino and Latin American Studies
  • LGBTQ Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Sociology
  • Women’s and Gender Studies

Meet the Scholar Coffee Hour: Humanities Center 2020-2021 Dissertation Fellows

Apr 30, 2021, 10:30 AM-11:30 AM


headshots of Carolyn Garland and Alex Hanson on blue background

Preview each Fellow's brief presentation at the Humanities Center channel on Kaltura, then join us for live conversation and Q&A on April 30:

Carolyln Garland (Ph.D. Candidate, Philosophy)
Dissertation: The Metaphysics of Grief: Grief (and a Broader) Practical Identity

Alex Hanson (Ph.D. Candidate, Composition and Cultural Rhetoric)
Dissertation: Not Appropriate for Children: A Look at Composition Practices and Rhetorical Strategies of Single Moms in Academia

Register now! Please submit any accessibility requests by April 22.


Meet the Scholars Coffee Hour: HYN Public Humanties Graduate Fellows

May 7, 2021, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM


Dana Olesch (Ph.D. Candidate, Anthropology)
Evan Starling-Davis (Ph.D. Student, Literacy Education)

Save the date for a showcase of work by this year's Humanities New York Public Humanities Graduate Fellows from Syracuse University.

Olesch's project is "Community Dynamics in Contested Spaces: Documenting the Legacies of the Fifteenth Ward in Syracuse, New York" and Starling-Davis's work centers on "Monuments: An Ecosystematic Approach to Literacy Engagement." You'll be able to view pre-recorded presentations on demand, engaging in conversation and Q&A with the Fellows during our virtual "coffee hour."

Read more about these projects at our Fellows page.

Registration link coming soon.