Can We Talk? Dialogue and Debate in the Contemporary Academy


Panel 1 | 9:15am-11:00am | Language Matters: Discussing Difficult Texts

Moderator: Gregory Williams, Associate Professor, Department of History of Art & Architecture


Kimberly Arkin, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology
Emily Gowen, PhD Candidate, Department of English
Stephen Prothero, C. Allyn and Elizabeth V. Russell Professor of Religion
Takeo Rivera, Assistant Professor, Department of English
Crystal Williams, Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion

Panel 2 | 11:15am-12:45pm | Corporate University: Acknowledging Student, Faculty, and Administration Fault Lines

Moderator: Nazli Kibria, Associate Dean/Social Sciences, Professor, Department of Sociology


Kimber Chewning, PhD Candidate, Department of History of Art & Architecture
Jean Morrison, University Provost and Chief Academic Officer
Peter Schwartz, Associate Professor, Department of World Languages & Literatures
Cady Steinberg, Administrator, Department of History
Jonathan Zatlin, Associate Professor, Department of History

Panel 3 | 1:45pm-3:15pm | Shop Talk: Nurturing Honest Dialogue Across Labor Divides

Moderator: Jeffrey W. Rubin, Associate Professor, Department of History


Charles Chang, Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics
Nancy Geourntas, Executive Assistant to the Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
Daniel Kleinman, Associate Provost for Graduate Affairs
Jessica Lambert, PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology
Marisa Milanese, Master Lecturer, Writing Program

Roundtable | 3:45pm-5:15pm | Further Reflections: Looking Ahead Together

Moderator: Maurice Lee, Professor, Department of English


Julie Levy, PhD Candidate, Department of Classical Studies
David Lyons, Professor Emeritus, Department of Philosophy and School of Law
William Moore, Director, American & New England Studies Program
Adela Pineda, Professor of Spanish, Department of Romance Studies
Carrie Preston, Arvind and Nandlal Kilachand Professor and Director, Kilachand Honors College


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