Agora Speaker Series

The Agora is a speaker series within the Department of Communication at the University of Pittsburgh that invites scholars to share work of relevance to the many aspects of communication scholarship.  The Agora features faculty and graduate students from both the Department of Communication and the wider University of Pittsburgh community, as well as other noted scholars from around the world.  Past Agoras have included such notable guest speakers as Karma Chavez, Dilip Gaonkar, Thomas Goodnight, Debra Hawhee, Ronald Jackson, Joan Leach, John Lucaites, David Nye, Paddy Scannell and Eric King Watts.

January 13, 2017, 3:00-5:00
“Trump, Twitter, and the Short Circuits of Technoliberalism”
602 Cathedral of Learning
Damien Pfister, University of Maryland

February 3, 2017, 3:00-5:00
“I, The People: American Conservatism, Political Theory, and the Populism’s Discontents”
208A Cathedral of Learning
Paul Johnson, University of Pittsburgh

February 17, 2017, 3:00-5:00
“The Dangerous Public Fantasies of Post-racialism and the Black Bogeyman”
G24 Cathedral of Learning
Ronald Jackson, University of Cincinnati

February 24, 2017, 3:00-5:00
208A CL
Department of Communication, Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences Summer Research Fellows
“Media Accessibility: Narratives from People with Disabilities”
Jessica Benham

“Make Your Own Adventure: The Materiality and Circulation of Noncommercial Games for the Early Home Computing Environment”
Logan Blizzard

“‘Don’t be mad at me because I don't trust you’: Community Engagement in Neighborhood Redevelopment”
Curry Chandler

March 24, 2017, 3:00-5:00
“‘At One Point We All Rebelled’: Hip Hop Graffiti Grrlz and the Performance of Feminist Masculinity"
501 CL
Jessica N. Pabón, SUNY Newpaltz

March 31, 2017, 3:00-5:00
“Writing the Revolution: Feminist Rhetorics of the Second Wave”
501 Cathedral of Learning
Bonnie Dow, Vanderbilt University

April 7, 2017, 3:00-5:00
"Thinking with the Thalamus: Lobotomy and the Rhetoric of Emotional Impairment"
208A Cathedral of Learning
Jenell Johnson, University of Wisconsin-Madison

April 21, 2017, 3:00-5:00
“Emotional Icons: Celebrity, Digital Culture, and Networks of Affect”
602 Cathedral of Learning
Claire Sisco King, Vanderbilt University

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View past Agora Speaker Series events.