Recent & Upcoming Events




Upcoming Presentations & Workshops

  • Student workshop based on concepts developed in Hungry Translations. To be co-led with Nida Sajid and Tarun Kumar at the Humanities and Social Science Department, Indian Institute of Teachnology, Goa. July 2018. 

Selected Recent Presentations

  • 'Introducing Hungry Translations,' Keynote address, Faculty College on Mobility and Movement, The College of Wooster, May 2018. 
  • 'Hungry Translations as a Collaborative Pedagogy for Justice,' Women's and Gender Studies Lecture Series, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, April 2018.
  • From Muddying the Waters to Hungry Translations: More than Just Storytelling,' Humanities and Social Sciences Lecture Series. Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, January 2018.
  • The Annual Globe Lecture, Department of Geography, University of Georgia, Athens, September 2017.
  • The Antipode Lecture, Annual Conference of the Royal Geographical Society and the Institute of British Geographers, London, August 2017.
  • Colloquium on 'Hungry Translations,' Organized by Departments of Anthropology and Ethnic Studies, and the South Asia Initiative, University of California, San Diego, May 2017.
  • Presidential Address, 61st Annual Conference of Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), Atlanta, March 2017.

Recent Workshops

  • 'Unsettling Universities: Radical Vulnerability, Embodied Pedagogies and the Politics of Knowledge Production.' Special Workshop of Comparative and International Education Society, co-led with Sara Musaifer and Maria Schwedhelm, based on concepts developed in Muddying the Waters, Mexico City, March 2018.
  • Grappling with Radical Vulnerability with Richa Nagar and Tarun Kumar. Organized by Departments of Anthropology and Ethnic Studies, the Studio for Tactical Ethnography, and the South Asia Initiative, University of California, San Diego, this workshop focused on internalizing the practice/politics/poetics of radical vulnerability. Participants reflected on their intellectual projects and epistemological and political struggles related to building alliances across scholarship and everyday lives and struggles. Tuesday, May 2017.
  • Seeding Solidarity through Radical Vulnerability, led and facilitated with Tarun Kumar, at the Constructing Solidarities for a Humane Urbanism: Ethics, Politics and Challenges in Crossing “Boundaries”: an invitational symposium that brought together housing activists from South Africa and the Midwest at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Saturday, 9 September 2017.

Selected Performances 

  • Fractured Threads

         ​​​​​​​University of Minnesota, December 18, 2017

  • Bodies, Stories, Movements: Telling Dis/appearing Tales'

University of Minnesota Arts Quarter Festival, October 11, 2017

Multimedia. Multitalented. Multicolorful. The Arts Quarter Festival brings together arts, dance, music, and theatre arts for an evening showcasing student work. Students from the Spring 2017 Global Studies course, ‘Stories Bodies Movements,' taught by Richa Nagar in collaboration with  Tarun Kumar, will be performing a new work entitled ‘Telling Dis/appearing Tales.'