Walls: International, Institutional, Internal
This symposium brings together experts on the subject of walls to make sense of the ways walls operate around the world (from the Middle East to Boston suburbs) and in our minds. Additionally, students will present personal essays written to address the specific walls they have faced as they pursued their diverse lives and experiences.
Jessica Winegar is the Harold H. and Virginia Anderson Chair of Anthropology and Middle East and North African Studies at Northwestern University. Her publications explore visual culture and politics in the Middle East and US academic politics related to Israel/Palestine.
Jim Vrabel is the author of two books on Boston history, When in Boston: A Timeline & Almanac and A People’s History of the New Boston; and of a play, Homage to Henry: A Dramatization of John Berryman’s The Dream Songs.
Luis Jiménez is assistant professor of political science at UMass Boston. His research explores Latin American politics and social remittances, particularly the way that immigrant networks spread ideas about democracy to their home countries.
Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Humanities, Culture, and Society
This symposium is presented with the generous support of the Betty & Matt Flaherty Endowment.
For disability-related accommodations, including dietary accommodations, please visit www.ada.umb.edu two weeks prior to the event.