Visiting Speakers

Andrea Elliott

Investigative Reporter
The New York Times

Andrea Elliott is an investigative reporter for The New York Times. Her 2013 series, “Invisible Child,” followed the life of an 11-year-old homeless girl in Brooklyn, winning the George Polk award, among other honors, and prompting city officials to remove more than 400 children from substandard shelters. Before focusing on child poverty, Ms. Elliott reported extensively on the lives of Muslims in post-9/11 America. In 2007, she won the Pulitzer Prize in feature writing for her series, “An Imam in America.”

Narges Erami

Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Yale University

Professor Erami primarily works on the relationship between economy and religion and how it is played out in rituals of everyday life. 

Wolfgang Ernst

Professor of Media Theories
Humboldt University Berlin

Wolfgang Ernst is a Full Professor for Media Theories at Humboldt University Berlin. His research focus covers media archaeology as method, theory of technical storage, technologies of cultural transmission, micro-temporal media aesthetics (chronopoiesis), critique of history as master discourse of cultural and technological time, and sound analysis from a media-epistemological point of view (time objects and time signals).

José Luis Falconi

Fellow, Department of History of Art and Architecture
Harvard University

José Luis Falconi is Fellow at the Department of History of Art and Architecture at Harvard University, where he received his PhD in Romance Languages and Literatures in 2010. His latest academic publications include Portraits of an Invisible Country: The Photographs of Jorge Mario Múnera  (2010) and A Singular Plurality: The Works of Dario Escobar (2013) and The Great Swindle: The Works of Santiago Montoya (2014).  In October of this year, his latest book, entitled Ad Usum/To be Used: The Works of Pedro Reyes will be released in the United States. 

Julia Fein

Visiting Assistant Professor
Macalester College

Julia Fein is a visiting assistant professor at Macalester College. Her research interests include Russian and Soviet history, history of science and knowledge, history of empires in comparative perspective, history of northern and Central Asia, environmental history, and history of food.

Diablo Flamez

Rapper
Darkroom Productions

Hailing from East Baltimore's Zone 18 comes the general of the Street Pirate Army...Diablo Flamez. One of Baltimore's most talented artists and songwriters, Diablo has been making noise in the city for quite some time.

Courtney Fullilove

Assistant Professor of History
Wesleyan University

Courtney Fullilove is Assistant Professor of History and affiliated faculty in the Science in Society Program and the College of the Environment at Wesleyan University, where she teaches nineteenth-century U.S. social history, environmental history, and the history of science and technology in global perspective. She researches the history of practices now gathered under the rubric of world development: sustainability, biodiversity, intellectual property law, traditional knowledge, and cultural heritage.

Arunabh Ghosh

Assistant Professor of History
Harvard University

Arunabh Ghosh is a historian of modern China, with research and teaching interests that span the social, economic, and intellectual histories of twentieth century China, transnational histories of science and statecraft, and Sino-Indian history. Ghosh’s current in-progress book manuscript investigates how the early PRC state built statistical capacity to know the nation through numbers. He has conducted research for this project in Beijing, Guangzhou, New Delhi, and Kolkata, and his work has been supported by grants and fellowships from the Andrew F. Mellon Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Social Science Research Council, and Columbia University.