Visiting Speakers

Gyanendra Pandey

Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor
Emory University

Gyanendra Pandey is Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of History at Emory University. A founding member and leading theorist of the Subaltern Studies project, he has written extensively on marginality and citizenship, violence, and the history of history-writing.

Sheri Parks

Associate Professor of American Studies
University of Maryland

Sheri Parks’ research focuses on public aesthetics, with particular concern for popular culture as public mythology and its effect upon individuals, families and minority cultures. Her book Fierce Angels: The Strong Black Woman in American Life and Culture will be released in paperback edition in April of 2013. She is an active public intellectual, appearing in national and local media, and is in demand as a public speaker.

Adrian Paterson

Lecturer in English
National University of Ireland, Galway

Adrian Paterson is Lecturer in English at the National University of Ireland, Galway, Director of Graduate Research for the Discipline of English, and Chair of the Humanities Research Committee. He has published widely on nineteenth and twentieth century literature, and writes with particular interest in the artistic interactions of modernism and the fin-de-siècle.

Prabhat Patnaik

Professor Emeritus, Centre for Economic Studies and Planning
Jawaharlal Nehru University

Prabhat Patnaik is one of India’s most eminent economists

Emily Pawley

Assistant Professor of History
Dickinson College

Emily Pawley has been Assistant Professor of History at Dickinson College since 2011. She received her PhD at the University of Pennsylvania in 2009. Her research interests include environmental history, history of capitalism, history of the body, landscape, history of food and food production, and history of science.

Felicia Pearson


Felicia Pearson is an actress, author, and rapper. She is best known for playing a character of the same name, Felicia "Snoop" Pearson, on The Wire. She wrote a memoir titled Grace After Midnight.

Wendell Pierce


Wendell Pierce is recognized by film audiences for his extensive work for directors including Woody Allen, Spike Lee, Brian De Palma, Barry Levinson, Sidney Lumet and Paul Schrader.

Joanna Radin

Assistant Professor in the History of Medicine, of Anthropology and of History
Yale University

Joanna Radin is an Assistant Professor in the Section for the History of Medicine at Yale University.  My research examines the social and technical conditions of possibility for the systems of biomedicine and biotechnology that we live with today.  I have particular interests in the history of scientific collections, anthropology, public health, humanism and research ethics.