Dr. Anita Mannur: 'Kitchens in Crisis: Food, Enemies and Globalization'

2015-04-28 by News, Sports, and Art

Dr.Anita Mannur is an associate professor of English and Asian/Asian American Studies, and the director of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Miami University (Ohio).

Her talk will draw from research about the “unpalatable” within a culture of militaristic imperialism and the cultural spaces and narratives in which the figure of the “enemy combatant” is reimagined.

Some of the sites she examines are a Chicago-based performance art installation called “Enemy Kitchen,” and “Conflict Kitchen,” a take-out restaurant in Pittsburgh, PA.

Conflict Kitchen reformats the preexisting social relations of food and economic exchange to engage the general public in discussions about cultures, and people that they might know little about outside of the polarizing rhetoric of U.S. politics and the narrow lens of media headlines by showcasing cuisines only of the nations with which the U.S. is directly engaged in war.

This work suggests that the culinary, an emerging theoretical space within the purview of transnational American studies, offers important ways to think about empire, territory and gender.

This event was sponsored by the Department of Sociology/CAS, he Multicultural Center, the Office of Campus Diversity and Compliance, the Sociology cClub and the Department of Philosophy and the Ethics Center.

This podcast was recorded on March 19, 2015 in Library 307.

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Anita Mannur
Bio page, Miami University, Ohio
UAA Department of Sociology
Zeynep Kilic
Bio page, UAA website
UAA Sociology Club

UAA Budget Open Forum Three -- April 16, 2015

2015-04-28 by News, Sports, and Art

This podcast is a recording of the April 16, 2015 budget forum held at Rasmuson Hall Room 110. UAA budget director Kelly Thorngren opens the session with a review of her Budget 101 PowerPoint, which has not changed since she delivered it in Budget Open Forum Two on April 1, 2015.

Comments from Chancellor Tom Case and members of the Cabinet begin 24 minutes into this recording.

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UAA Budget 2015 (blog)
The UAA budget blog.
Chancellor's budget ideas
Soit fir YAA cimmunity members to post revenue-generating and cost-saving ideas
Budget 101
Kelly Thorngren's most recent version of Budget 101 (2nd update)

UAA Budget Open Forum Two -- April 1, 2015

2015-04-03 by

This podcast is a recording of the April 1, 2015 budget forum held at the University Center. The Chancellor’s Cabinet and UAA Budget Director Kelly Thorngren discussed budget challenges for UAA in light of declining state support for FY 2016 and beyond. Thorngren has updated a few slides in the attached PowerPoint, Budget 101.

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UAA Budget FY16
Updated information on Legislative budget cycle
Chancellor's Budget Ideas
Website for crowdsourced savings and revenue generating ideas
Budget 101 (version two)
Kelly Thorngren has updated some slides