CJ18 – Crossing Borders – Conference Schedule

Critical Juncture 2018 Conference Schedule

Crossing Borders: Spaces, Times, Forms
13-14 April, 2018
Miller-Ward Alumni House
815 Houston Mill Road, Atlanta, GA 30329

13th April, Friday

8:30 am: Breakfast and Registration

9 – 10:30 am: Immigration, Refuge, Imprisonment

  • Rabab Al-Araji, “America Through the Eyes of a Newly Arrived Refugee Youth”
  • Laura Brannan, “Imagined Immigrants: A Cartographic Analysis of U.S. Immigration Issues”
  • Amir Hussain, “Oscar Wilde’s Ballad After Reading Gaol”

10:45 – 12:15 pm: Literature and Spatiality

  • Amanda Faith, “Out of Space: A Haunted Approach to Black Feminist Spatiality”
  • Emily Banks, ““A narrow roadway in the hour of dawn”: Elizabeth Madox Roberts’ Walking Women”
  • Isabelle Saldaña, “Flowers for Maps: Tracing (Time) Travel in Albert Chong’s Object Collages”

12:15 – 1 pm: Lunch (for presenters and registered participants)

1 – 2 pm: Seminar 1: “Crossing Campus Borders: Open Source Digital Platforms,” Megan Slemons, Joanna Mundy, and Sara E Palmer at the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship

2:15 – 3:45 pm: Representations and/of Mourning

  • Hugo Bujon, “Darkly yet to come : The Congo in Tchicaya U Tam’si’s Le Ventre”
  • Lea Johnson, ““We Begin the Story Again…”: Speculative Practices of Redress and the Politics of Mourning in Erna Brodber’s Louisiana.”
  • Nala Chehade, “Palestinian Perimeters: The Self-Portrayal of Palestinian Refugees in Film”

4 – 5 pm: Seminar 2: “Picturing Borders: Where Art Meets Activism,” Dr. Isabella Alexander, Visiting Assistant Professor in Anthropology and Film & Media Studies at Emory

5:30 – 7 pm: (Dinner and) Keynote Lecture: “Transgressing Borders: Black Feminism and Anthropology – A Case Study,” Dr. Aimee Meredith Cox, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Film & Media Studies at Yale University


14th April, Saturday

8:30 am: Breakfast

9 –  10:30 am: Mind/Body

  • Maria Constanza Garrido Sierralta, “Where is Home for the Hybrid Body in-Between Worlds?”
  • Timothy Beck, “From Deinstitutionalization to Decentralization: Outlining an Anti-Colonial Approach to Mental Health and Disorder for the 21st century”
  • Rachel Kolb, “The Brain’s ‘Instantaneous Inventions’: Exploring the Discursive Normalcy and Pathology of Mishearings”

10:45 – 12:15 pm: Contemporary Histories

  • Eduard Fabregat, “Latino/Hispanic: Border Objects in Trump’s speech”
  • Shari Wejsa, “Politicizing Refugees: The MAEP and the Decolonization of Portuguese Africa in the 1970s”
  • Miriam Kilimo, “(Un)Relenting Borders: Conflicting Visions of the Constitution of Kenya 2010”

12:15 – 1 pm: Lunch (for presenters and registered participants)

1 – 3 pm: Screening of Peter Bratt’s documentary Dolores (2017) and Discussion

3:30 – 4:30 pm: Queer Race: Sociology, Religion and Culture

  • Michael Vaughn, “Identity and Memory: Bridging Theory and Method to Avoid Erasure of Intra-Group Difference”
  • Justin Moore, “Leave It on the Floor: Theorizing Black Quare Sonic Retreat”

5 – 7 pm: 30 years of Gloria Anzaldúa’s Borderlands/La Frontera

  • Taina Figueroa, PhD student in Philosophy at Emory
  • Karlie Rodriguez, PhD student in English at Emory
  • Dr. Chanel Craft Tanner, Director, Centre for Women at Emory