Visiting Speakers

Arash Abizadeh

Associate Professor of Political Science
McGill University

Arash Abizadeh's research interests include the history of political philosophy, contemporary political theory, nationalism, democratic theory, and discourse ethics.

Joseph M. Adelman

Visiting Assistant Professor, History Department
Framingham State University

Joseph M. Adelman is a historian of early American media, communication, and politics,  and he is currently completing a book manuscript on the business of printing and the circulation of political news between 1763 and 1789.

Chris Adrian


Chris Adrian is the author of the novels The Great Night, The Children's Hospital, Gob's Grief, and the short story collection A Better Angel.

Michele Alacevich

Assistant Professor of History and Director of Global Studies
Loyola University, Maryland

Michele Alacevich is Director of Global Studies and Assistant Professor of History at Loyola University, Maryland.

Eleanor Antin


Eleanor Antin works in photography, video, film, installation, performance, drawing and writing. Her one-woman exhibitions include the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum and a major retrospective at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, which traveled to St. Louis and toured the UK.

Gareth Austin

Head of the International History Department
Graduate Institute Geneva

Gareth Austin is the current Head of the International History Department at the Graduate Institute Geneva. His research and teaching interests are in African, comparative and global economic history. His primary research has focused on West Africa, especially Ghana and the pre-colonial kingdom of Asante. A former editor of the Journal of African History, he is currently president of the European Network in Universal and Global History (ENIUGH). He is also on the advisory boards of the Journal of Global History, the new journal Economic History of Developing Regions, and the Brill book series in Global Economic History. 

James L. Baughman

Fetzer-Bascom Professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication
University of Wisconsin- Madison

James L. Baughman is the Fetzer-Bascom Professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He holds an affiliate appointment in the University’s Department of History and is chair of the advisory board for the University’s Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture.

Alison Bechdel

Author, Cartoonist

For twenty-five years, Alison Bechdel wrote, drew, and self-syndicated the comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For. She gained wider recognition for her work with the publication in 2006 of her graphic memoir about her father, Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic. Her second memoir, Are You My Mother: A Comic Drama, was published in 2012