Agora Speaker Series

The Agora is a speaker series within the Department of Communication at the University of Pittsburgh that invites scholars to share work of relevance to the many aspects of communication scholarship.  The Agora features faculty and graduate students from both the Department of Communication and the wider University of Pittsburgh community, as well as other noted scholars from around the world.  Past Agoras have included such notable guest speakers as Karma Chavez, Dilip Gaonkar, Thomas Goodnight, Debra Hawhee, Ronald Jackson, Joan Leach, John Lucaites, David Nye, Paddy Scannell and Eric King Watts.

 

September 8, 2017, 3:00-5:00
“The Weimar Origins of Political Theory”
208B Cathedral of Learning
David Marshall, Department of Communication, University of Pittsburgh

September 29, 2017, 3:00-5:00
Politics, Social Movements, and the Law
208B Cathedral of Learning

“Bound by Heredity: Disability and Reproductive Justice in Buck v. Bell” Sept
Hillary Ash, Department of Communication, University of Pittsburgh

“Youth Sexting, Child Pornography Law, and the First Amendment: Toward an Alternative Media Production and Distribution Model for Evaluating Youth Sexual Expression”
Alvin Primack, Department of Communication, University of Pittsburgh

“Why Do Social Movements Fail? An Analysis of Occupy Cal and Robert Reich’s Mario Savio Memorial Lecture”
Birney Young, Department of Communication, University of Pittsburgh

October 5, 2017, 6:15-7:30
“Revolutionary Pedagogy:  An Africological Counterpoint to Cultural Injustice”
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Molefi Kete Asante, Department of African American Studies, Temple University
(Sponsored by the Department of Africana Studies)

October 20, 2017, 3:00-5:00
“Political Imaginaries and Political Argument”
332 Cathedral of Learning
Mary Stuckey, Department of Communication Arts and Sciences, Penn State University

October 27, 2017, 3:00-5:00
“Constructing the Terrorist Threat: Islamophobia, the Media, and the War on Terror”
332 Cathedral of Learning
Deepa Kumar, School of Communication and Information, Rutgers University

November 10, 2017, 3:00-5:00
Space, Difference, and Resistance
208B Cathedral of Learning

“Visualizing Urban Displacement through a Lefebvrian Lens: Aesthetic Spatial Practice and Mediated Differential Space”
Curry Chandler, Department of Communication, University of Pittsburgh

“‘The Battle of Sacramento’: An Analysis of White Nationalism, Space, and Circulation”
Rishi Chebrolu, Department of Communication, University of Pittsburgh

“‘We Have Chosen to Act’: Collective Rhetoric and Resistance at the Santa Cruz Birth Center”
Robin Kanak Zwier, Department of Communication, University of Pittsburgh

December 1, 2017, 3:00-5:00
“New media, rare diseases, and how patients know what they know”
208B Cathedral of Learning
Olga Kuchinskaya, Department of Communication, University of Pittsburgh

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View past Agora Speaker Series events.