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2020 Presenters

  • Yousef Baker: "Imperial Crisis and Racialized Militarization: Reconceptualizing the invasion and occupation of Iraq"
  • Maria Bose: "Cinema’s Hegemony: Imperial and cinematic futures at the start of the Asian Century"
  • Kristin Bright: "Strangers in Their Own Flesh: An intimate story about Trump and Modi"
  • Arun Chaudhuri: "'The Prince and the Governors: The anxious locations of race, religion, and conversion in South Asian immigrant histories"
  • Max Clayton: "Empire’s Anxiety and Indigeneity: Recent American studies critiques of U.S. empire"
  • Jason Dittmer: "Gibraltar and the Making and Re-making of Empire"
  • Mariam Durrani: "Examining the Co-Production of the ‘Imperial’ University in Lahore and New York City"
  • Tosin Gbogi: "Race and Migrant Bodies in Contemporary African Poetry"
  • Maryam Griffin: "Imperial Anxieties of Colorblindness and Uneven Mobilities: The case of Trump's Muslim ban"
  • Salah Khan: "Resistance and the Info-sphere"
  • Galen Murton: "The Power of Blank Spaces: A critical cartography of China’s Belt and Road Initiative"
  • Temitope Ogungbemi: "The Populist West: Critical subjectivity and the politics of counterterrorism in Nigeria"
  • Yumna Siddiqi: "Borders and Anxieties of Empire"
  • Molly Slavin: "'Crime on the Border': Locating imperial anxiety in narratives of crime"
  • Carly Thomsen: "Mechanisms of Empire’s Reproduction: An analysis of crisis pregnancy centers"
  • Kirsten Wesselhoeft: "Islam, Anti-Racism, and the Anxieties of French Diversity Politics"