ASPECTcelebrated its tenth anniversary during its 2018 ASPECT Graduate Conference, titled “Doing Interdisciplinarity.”

The following graduate students in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences gave presentations: Judson Abraham, ASPECT, “Gramsci’s Critique of Market Populism;” Caroline Alphin, ASPECT, “Not a State of Exception: Weak State Killing as a Mode of Neoliberal Governmentality;” Amiel Bernal, ASPECT, “The Constitutive Political Effects of Epistemic Overload and Stereotype;” Nada Berrada, ASPECT, “Youth as a Construct: Producing Subjectivity;” Jarrod Blair, Philosophy, “Fair Opportunity for Individual Agents: A Case Against Racial Profiling;” Allie Briggs, ASPECT, “Haunted Houses: A ‘Re-memory’ of the Ghosts of Software and Law;” Jay Burkette, ASPECT, “History’s Identity Crisis: The Normative Dimension Within Contemporary Theories;” Katie Cross, ASPECT, “A Pilgrimage to Montgomery: Buddhism, Protestantism, and the Spiritual on the 50th Anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery Civil Rights March;” Connor Donahue, Political Science, “The Walling of the Sea;” Jordan Fallon, Political Science, “Run the Theory: Inter-genre, Imperceptibility Ethics, and The Game;” Rob Flahive, ASPECT, “Itinerary of the Global City Emissary: What to Learn from ‘Learning from Lagos’?;” Johannes Grow, ASPECT, “Everything Old is New Again: The Emergence of the European Coal and Steel Community as an Imperial Geopolitical Project;” Hirbohd Hedayat, ASPECT, “A Buzzing Comes Across the Sky: Changing Conceptions of Warfare and Space as a Result of the Development of Drone Technology and Drone Warfare;” Eric Hill, Political Science, “Contra Politics and Political Faith;” Robert Hodges, ASPECT, “The ISIS Network: Asymmetric Existence with the United States and Western Europe;” Mario Khreiche, ASPECT, “The New Milieus of Work in the Twilight of Automation;” Jordan Laney, ASPECT, “Between Place, Sound, Politics, and Self: Doing Interdisciplinary Research in Traditional Music Scenes: Project;” Leigh McKagen, ASPECT, “Exploration and Exclusion in Star Trek: The Next Generation;” Galen Olmsted, ASPECT, “Facebook and its Algorithm: On the Flat Reality of Commercial Sociality;” Jesse Paul, ASPECT, “Mapping Patterns of Slavery, Coinage, and Ideology: Some Interdisciplinary Barriers;” Mohammed Pervaiz, ASPECT, “The Ottoman Kanun: A Secular or Religious Institution?;” Sarah Plummer, ASPECT, “Puppet Rupture: How One Theater Resists Capitalist Expansion;” Shaun Respess, ASPECT, “Homo Economicus and a Network of Beneficence;” Jade Ritterbusch, Political Science, “Spanish Nationalism: Parallels between Past and Present;” Mary Ryan, ASPECT, “21stCentury Social Movements and the (False?) Promise of White Resistance;” Patrick Salmons, ASPECT, “‘Black Noise’: Hip-Hop Power in a Capitalist World;” Ezgi Seref, ASPECT, “Engagement Gifts as the Legalized Agent of Social Structuring;” Katy Shepard, ASPECT, “Interpretation of Artworks Guided by Accessibility to Creative Expression;” Faith Skiles, ASPECT, “Productive Assumed Understandings in Cross-Cultural Encounters of Religion;” Emma Stamm, ASPECT, “Psychedelic Research and Data Positivism;” Alex Stubberfield, ASPECT, “New Class Hybrids: A Taxonomy;” Anthony Szczurek, ASPECT, “Temporal Inequality in Climate Change Politics:  The View from India;” Ben Taylor, Political Science, “Anti-Fascist Erotics:  Linguistic Disciplinarity in George Orwell’s 1984;” Madison Tepper, Political Science, “The Paradox of Transnational (Neo)Nationalism and the Dangers of Covert Capital-‘isms;’” Shelby Ward, ASPECT, “Stranger Maps: An Autoethnographic and Participatory Mapping Study of Sri Lanka’s Tourist Industry;” Lindsay Whittaker, Philosophy, “Wait, You’re Really Black?  A Problem with Adjustments in Racial Ascriptions Based on Ancestry;” and Damien Williams, Science, Technology, and Society, “A Discussion of Daoism and Machine Consciousness.”

The conference took place March 22–24.