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'DEIS Impact College

Sit in on open sessions of courses taught by faculty representing a range of disciplines but one common goal: grounding college students' passion for changing the world in solid theory. DEIS Impact College began in 2014. 

2017 Schedule

Location: All classes will be held in the Shapiro Campus Center Multipurpose Room.

Thursday, February 2:

10:00-10:50 a.m. Celebrity Status and Social Justice: A Double-Edged Sword, an open session of SOC 156b, Sociology of Celebrity, with Michael Strand

11:00-11:50 a.m. Consumption as a Political or Ethical Activity, an open session of SOC 150b, Culture of Consumption, with Laura Miller

12:00-12:50 p.m. Contemporary Theatre and the Theory of Bio-Power, an open session of ENG 170b, Contemporary Theatre and Performance: Between Rights and the Post-Human, with Tom King

1:00-1:50 p.m. Stories Maps Tell and Stories Withheld, an open session of LALS 144b, Mapping Latino Boston, with Laura Brown

2:00-3:20 p.m. Strange Fruit: Lynching in History and Memory, an open session of AAAS 156a, #BlackLivesMatter: The Struggle of Civil Rights from Reconstruction to the Present, with Chad Williams

3:30-4:50 p.m. The Intersection of Race, Law and Power, an open session of ENG 141b, Critical Race Theory, with Aliyyah Abdur-Rahman

5:00-6:20 p.m. Ethical Dimensions of Big Data and Business Analytics, an open session of BUS 211f, Analyzing Big Data, with Rob Carver

Friday, February 3:

9:30-10:50 a.m. Responses to Social Injustice in Women's Popular Cinema: The Case of "Marie Antoinette," an open session of FILM 114a, Genre, Gender, and Women's Filmmaking, with Mary Harrod

11:00 a.m.-12:20 p.m. The Perils of Struggle: Post-Liberation Politics in Africa, an open session of AAAS 162a, Assassination: A History of 20th Century Africa, with Carina Ray