Framing the Global Conference 2018

September 27 - September 29, 2018

Indiana University

Framing the Global, an initiative of the Indiana University Center for the Study of Global Change and Indiana University Press, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will host its second international conference in September 2018. Through the research of our fifteen fellows and our ongoing book series, Framing the Global continues to carve out a vital intellectual space for critical and grounded global studies.

The Framing the Global conference will explore new analytical frameworks for global studies as well as innovative pedagogy for the field.

The following schedule is tentative, and subject to change. To be notified about the final schedule by email, please register for the conference (registration is free), or check back here for updates.

Keynote Speakers

Peggy Levitt

Chair, Department of Sociology and Luella LaMer Slaner Professor in Latin American Studies, Wellesley College Co-Director, Politics and Social Change Workshop, Harvard University Visiting Professor and Robert Schuman Fellow, European University Institute, 2017-2019

Peggy Levitt is Chair of the sociology department and the Luella LaMer Slaner Professor in Latin American Studies at Wellesley College and co-Director of Harvard University’s Politics and Social Change Workshop. Her most recent book, Artifacts and Allegiances: How Museums Put the Nation and the World on Display, was published by the University of California Press in July 2015. Peggy has received Honorary Doctoral Degrees from the University of Helsinki (2017) and from Maastricht University (2014). She is currently a Guest Professor and Robert Schuman Fellow at the European University Institute (2017-2019). She has held various visiting professorships including, most recently, at Queen Mary University of London, Tel Aviv University, the Lebanese American University, the National University of Singapore, Oxford University, and the American University of Cairo. Her books include Religion on the Edge (Oxford University Press, 2012), God Needs No Passport (New Press 2007), The Transnational Studies Reader (Routledge 2007), The Changing Face of Home (Russell Sage 2002), and The Transnational Villagers (UC Press, 2001).
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Indiana Memorial Union
Indiana University Bloomington

Welcome, Keynote Address and Reception

Thursday, September 27, 5 pm

“Deconstructing and Reconstructing: Embracing Alternative Ways of Knowing, Representing, and Providing Social Welfare in a Global World”
By Peggy Levitt
Wellesley College and Harvard University

Levitt argues that knowledge production needs to be fundamentally reconsidered and reorganized. Intellectual and cultural inequality are part and parcel of socioeconomic inequality. How can we create a better world if we are not clear about the premises behind the knowledge that we have about that world and how it is produced? We need to look carefully at what is obscured, hiding in plain sight, or given center stage by the categories currently used to produce, organize, and disseminate knowledge, including efforts to make art and literary canons more inclusive as well as the authors and artists that they bring into view. Emerging forms of educational, health, and labor rights institutions and policies that cross borders may create transnational social protection for people outside the framework of the nation-state. But who are the new winners and losers?

Panel Presentations

Friday, September 28
Morning panels

Global Structures: Public and Private Resources

“Rules Without Rights: Land, Labor, and Private Authority in the Global Economy”
Tim Bartley, Professor of Sociology, Washington University in St. Louis

"Problematizing Images of Global Finance and Hyperglobal Framings: An Analytical Approach"
Rachel Harvey, Adjunct Associate Research Scholar, Columbia University

"Materiality and identity: Food, Waste and the New Right Wing in Europe"
ZsuZsa Gille, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Terrains of Risk: Bodies, Vulnerability, and Politics

"Delhi's Peripheries and the Scalar Politics of Toxic Air"
Rohit Negi, Associate Professor, Ambedkar University, Delhi

"Global Solution, Local Contestation: The Politics of HIV Testing in Taiwan"
Po-Chia Tseng, Doctoral student, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Global Sustainability Models: Entrepreneurship, Ethics, and Ecology

"New Humanitarianism and the Crisis of Charity: Good Intentions on the Road to Help"
Michael Mascarenhas, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, University of California – Berkeley

“On Global plasticity: framing the global through affective materiality”
Deirdre McKay, Reader in Social Geography and Environmental Politics, Keele University

"Policy Entrepreneurs for a Return to Infrastructure: A California Case Study of the Global Desalination Industry"
Brian O'Neill, PhD Student, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Media Responsibility in a Globalized World

"Where is the “global” in global communication?"
Rosemary Pennington, Assistant Professor, Miami University

"Responsibility, vulnerability, and climate change: Toward a model of influences on climate journalism in developing countries"
Suzannah Evans Comfort, Assistant Professor, Indiana University

"Surveying the place of public opinion in the Arab Gulf States"
Russell Lucas, Associate Professor, Michigan State University

Friday, September 28
Afternoon panels

Etiquette, Surveillance, and Suppression in Global Technology

"Turning Big Brother Upside Down: Some Lessons from the Global South"
Jose Ragas, Assistant Professor, Yale University & Catholic University of Chile

"The #MeToo Movement and Its Lack in China"
Hongmei Li, Associate Professor, Miami University

"Standardizing Technological Use: The View from an Ethnographer of Etiquette"
Ilana Gershon, Ruth N. Hall Professor, Indiana University

Performance, Culture, and the Global

“The Chinese Atlantic: Seascapes and the Theatricality of Globalization”
Sean Metzger, Associate Professor, School of Theater, Film and Television, UCLA

“’I tend to borrow from the culture, but in the end, I’m sort of enriching both cultures…’: Considerations by Young Moroccan Storytellers when Culturally Translating Hikayat Stories"
Erin Gould, PhD Candidate. University of California, Riverside

"Global China Without China? Rhizome of Sinaphone Studies"
Chun-Yu Lu, Visiting Assistant Professor of Chinese Studies, William & Mary

Global Frameworks in Higher Education

“On the Hot Seat: University Presidents and the Global 1968"
Deborah Cohen, Associate Professor of History/of American Studies, University of Missouri-St. Louis and Lessie Jo Frazier, Associate Professor, Indiana University

"Grasping Terroir in the Fields of Global Studies: Lessons from Translation and Multi-Media Ethnography"
Jonathan Larson, Assoc. Director of Off-Campus Study and Instructor in Anthropology, Grinnell College

"Positioning International Islamic Universities Globally"
Derya Dogan, PhD Student, Indiana University

International Education - Pedagogy

"Educating for Global Competency: Implications for Teaching and Research"
Meg Gardinier, Associate Professor of Global Leadership, Ph.D. Program in Global Leadership, Indiana Institute of Technology, Fort Wayne

"Youth Social Ontologies of Citizen Identity: Knowledge from Jordanian, Syrian, and Other Refugee Girls in Jordan’s Secondary Public Schools"
Patricia Kubow, Professor, Indiana University-Bloomington

Saturday, September 29
Morning Panels

Art and the Global: Past, Present, and Place

"Staging the contemporary in the Global South: The art-architecture-archeology-heritage complex at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB)"
Manuela Ciotti, Associate Professor of Global Studies, Aarhus University

"What Can the Anthropology of Infrastructure Tell Us about Global Contemporary Art?"
Karin Zitzewitz, Associate Professor of Art History and Visual Culture, Michigan State

"Globalization, Fashion Scholarship, and Fashion Collections: The Elizabeth Sage Historic Costume Collection at Indiana University”
Heather Akou, Associate Professor of Fashion Design, Indiana University

"Porcelain Reconsidered: Contemporary Blue and White”
XingyiQi, MA Student, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU

Global Ghosts, or When Inequality Begins in the Realm of the Invisible

"A Ghost Competition in a Transylvanian Village, or Stories as Capital"
Emanuela Grama, Assistant Professor, Carnegie Mellon University

"Ruinous Monumentality and Afro-Brazilian Fugitivity: Falling into Life in Salvador, Bahia's 'Black Rome"
John Collins, Associate Professor of Anthropology, CUNY

"Ghostly Hands: Visibility, Surveillance and Transparency in Christian Aid"
Britt Halvorson, Faculty Fellow, Department of Anthropology, Colby College

Round table discussion
"New Directions in Global Studies"
(Lunch provided)

Call For Papers

Global studies emerged in the 1980s as scholars, policymakers, and the general public began to take note of the increasingly transnational flows of people, ideas, and goods that have come to be identified under the rubric of globalization. Interest in global phenomena has since spread to every discipline in the social sciences and humanities, as well as the professional fields. Since 2011, Indiana University’s Framing the Global project has been carving out a vital intellectual space for critical and grounded global studies.

Despite increasing popular and scholarly attention to global issues, no clear consensus has emerged regarding fundamental definitions or empirical methods for studying the global. Scholars in the Framing the Global project, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, have been collaboratively developing global research frameworks that are characterized by interdisciplinarity, empirical grounding, and a concern with tracing the links between the transnational and the local in a variety of lived, political, discursive, cultural, and social domains. The conference will extend this conversation and explore evolving analytical frameworks for global studies research as well as innovative pedagogies for global learning.

We invite proposals for panels or individual papers that are empirically grounded while addressing important theoretical and methodological issues in studying the global. Scholars in all academic and professional fields are encouraged to submit proposals. Work that considers both practical and scholarly approaches to global studies, global issues, and globalization is welcome, as are proposals from scholars and educators who are working to create meaningful spaces for global learning.

Papers that show promise for being developed into books may be considered for publication in the project’s Framing the Global book series.

Please be sure to include all information requested on the abstract submission page, though please omit identifying information from your abstract.

The submission period has ended.
Notifications of acceptance will be issued in early June.

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