Mandel Center for the Humanities

Event Calendar

All MCH events for 2022-2023 are subject to health standards, precautions, and protocols as determined by Brandeis University and the State of Massachusetts.

Spring 2023

Public Scholarship at Brandeis: New Directions

February 10, 2023


Schwartz 103

Speakers: Professor Émilie Diouf (English), Professor Elizabeth Ferry (Anthropology), Professor Sara Shostak (Sociology), and Gowthaman Ranganathan (Anthropology), with Angel Queentus.

Co-sponsored by COMPACT and the Department of Anthropology.

five faces

February 3, 2023, 2-3:30pm EST

Professor Sophia Hsu, Lehman College (CUNY)

"White Orientations in Late Victorian Slum Fiction"

March 3, 2023, 2-3:30pm EST

Professor Cassander Smith, University of Alabama

"Teaching to Learn: The Stakes of Anti-Racist Pedagogy for Literary Studies"

March 24, 2023, 2-3:30pm EST

Professor Kyle Grady, University of California, Irvine

"'Better to the Commonwealth': Merchant, Mixedness, and Demographic Revision"

April 28, 2023, 2-3:30pm EST

Professor Manu Chander, Rutgers University

"Medii Homines: Toward a Critical Ontology of Brownness"

four faces

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Dark Fictions of Blood: A Conversation about Blackness and Vampires

March 6, 2023

Dark Fictions of Blood: A Conversation about Blackness and Vampires with Tananarive Due, Brandon Massey, and Lisa Marie Wood

Moderated by Professor Brandon Callender


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Mud: Ecologies of Racial Meaning, a lecture by Professor C. Riley Snorton

April 21, 2023



Moderated by Professor V. Chaudhry

Olin-Sang 101