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Mellon Advancing Intercultural Studies Conference

March 7 & 8, 2019

An interdisciplinary exploration in the intersections of economic inequality, religious identity, contested histories and diversity in higher education


Day 2: Friday, March 8

Location: CHASS INTS 1113

9:30 AM | Faculty Presentations

Featuring talks by:

Steve Brint | The Inversion of Class Conflict in the U.S?
Respondents: Alejandra Dubcovsky, Katya Guenther, Rita Kohli

Stephanie Wilms | ‘Man’s Reasonable Companion’: Women’s Primacy in the Formation of New Islamic Movements.
Respondents: David Brady, Carlos Cortés, Victoria Reyes

Jennifer Nájera | Undocumented Education: Undocumented Students and the University
Respondents: Covadanga Lamar Prieto Stephen Sohn, Stephanie Wilms

Margaret Nash | An Unacknowledged Legacy: Land Grant Colleges and Indian Dispossession.
Respondents: Katja Guenther, Matthew Mahutga, Jennifer Nájera


Location: Alumni & Visitors Center

5:00 PM | Keynote and Reception

Thomas Frank 
Liberalism Minus Labor: The Democratic Party as an Agent of Professional Interests

Thomas Frank is an American political analyst, historian, and journalist. He co-founded and edited The Baffler magazine. Frank has written several books, most notably What’s the Matter with Kansas? and Listen, Liberal! From 2008 to 2010 he wrote “The Tilting Yard,” a column in The Wall Street Journal.


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Free and open to the public.

Complimentary parking will be available in Lot #24. View campus map.

Sponsored by the Center for Ideas and Society and a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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