Can We Talk? Dialogue and Debate in the Contemporary Academy


Panel 1 | Language Matters: Discussing Difficult Texts

Moderator: Maurice Lee, Professor, Department of English


Kimberly Arkin, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology
and Convener of German, Department of World Languages & Literatures
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; Professor, Department
of English

Panel 2 | Corporate University: Acknowledging Student, Faculty, and Administrative Fault Lines

Moderator: Nazli Kibria, Associate Dean of the Faculty/Social Sciences, College of Arts & Sciences, and
Professor, Department of Sociology


Brooke Blower, Associate Professor, Department of History
Kimber Chewning, PhD Candidate, Department of History of Art & Architecture
Jean Morrison, University Provost and Chief Academic Officer; Professor, Department
of Earth & Environment
Carrie Preston, Professor, Department of English and Women’s, Gender & Sexuality
Studies Program; Director, Kilachand Honors College
Cady Steinberg, Administrator, Department of History
Paul Goldberg, Vice President of GSO, PhD Candidate, Department of

Panel 3 | Shop Talk: Nurturing Honest Dialogue Across Labor Divides

Moderator: Jeff 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, Sociology
Jessica Lambert, PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology
David Lyons, Professor Emeritus, Department of Philosophy and School of Law
Marisa Milanese, Master Lecturer, Writing Program