Students Presented at ASPECT Graduate Conference
April 3, 2017
The following graduate students gave presentations at the 2017 ASPECT Graduate Conference titled “Aesthetics, Politics, and Ethics in Fractured Times”: Judson Abraham, ASPECT, “Trump in World-Systemic Perspective”; Caroline Alphin, ASPECT, “Cyborg Neoliberalism: Problematizing the Body/Insecurity/City Nexus through Genre”; Amiel Bernal, ASPECT, “Truth in Epistemological and Philosophical Discourse”; Nada Berrada, ASPECT, “Agency under Hogra and Dispossession”; Claudio D’Amato, ASPECT, “A Non-Liberal Account of Global Development”; Taulby Edmondson, ASPECT, “Cultural Contestation on the ‘Field of Angels’”; Julia Eggleston, Political Science, “Theorizing Political Protests through Feminist Theory”; Tim Filbert, ASPECT, “Cultural Governance, Energy Development, and Standing Rock: The Aesthetics of Resistance”; Rob Flahive, ASPECT, “Asymmetric Lines: World Heritage and the White City Imaginary”; Claire Gogan, ASPECT, “The Last Klezmer? Authenticity, Community, and Intergenerational Connections in the Life and Music of Peter Sokolow”; Johannes Grow, ASPECT, “Empire Redux: The EU and Violence at the Margins”; Hirbohd Hedayat, ASPECT, “The Birth of Transitional Regimes: An Analysis of Taxation, Transition, and Accession in Postcommunist States”; John Huennekens, Political Science, “‘Only Unity Saves the Serb’: Normalizing Nationalism in Serbian Politics”; Darren Jackson, ASPECT, “Rancière’s Misreading of Deleuze’s Cinema 1 and Cinema 2”; Mario Khreiche, ASPECT, “The Hypernormalization of Anti-Semitism in American Mediascapes”; Jordan Laney, ASPECT, “White Performances of a Diverse South: Unpacking the Cultural Politics of Early Bluegrass Festivals”; Leigh McKagen, ASPECT, “Space: The Final Sublime? Aesthetics of Space in Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica”; Galen Olmsted, ASPECT, “On How Consolidation States and Security States Relate”; Pratama Pradheksa, Science and Technology Studies, and Tiara Noor Pratiwi, Airlangga University, “The Relationship between the Formation of Indonesia’s Nation-State Identity and the Development of Nuclear Technologies, 1954–1966”; Mary Ryan, ASPECT, “Social Imagination, Poverty, and the Role of American Theater”; Political Science student Patrick Salmons and faculty member Scott Nelson, ”The Political Economy of a Trust Culture”; Elizabeth Schwartz, Political Science, “The Necessary Procedures of Manhood: A Feminist Intervention in the Liberal-Communitarian Debate”; Melissa Schwartz, ASPECT, “Enacting Response to the ‘Other’: Jorie Graham’s Poetics of Sensing”; Ezgi Seref, ASPECT, “Assessing the Threshold of Life: The Limits of Emergency Decree Laws in Turkey”; Katy Shepard, ASPECT, “Why Can’t We Just Let Art Die? What It Is to Forget and To Be Forgotten in Terms of Art”; Faith Skiles, ASPECT, “A Look at Walter Benjamin’s ‘Critique of Violence’through a Gendered Lens”; Emma Stamm, ASPECT, “Tactics for Cybernetic Sovereignty”; Alex Stubberfield, ASPECT, “On ‘Deplorables’: ‘The People’ in Donald Trump’s Populism”; Anthony Szczurek, ASPECT, “Timing the Politics of Climate Change: India and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)”; Ben Taylor, Political Science, “(Re)Mapping the City: A Foucauldian Analysis of Inner-City Practices of Gang Territorialization”; Madison Tepper, Political Science, “(Un)Orthodox Religion: The Role of the Russian Orthodox Tradition in Modern Russian Nationalism”; Dana Volk, ASPECT, “Passing: Intersections of Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Class”; Shelby Ward, ASPECT, “The Hospitality of Street Food and Television: Re-Mapping the Liminal Table in the (Ethni)City”; and Rachel Wurster, English, “Her World Her Way? An Exploration of Racial Depictions and Stereotypes in Seventeen Magazine.” The conference took place March 31 to April 1.