EVENTS

Calendar

Jan 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm MSU International Center, rm 115
You are invited to meet a publisher and a literary agent on Monday, January 22. Navah Wolfe is a Hugo and Locus Award-nominated editor at Saga Press. She is also the coeditor of Robots vs Fairies and The Starlit Wood: New Fairy[...]
Feb 15 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
This workshop aims to create a collaborative space in which we will discuss feminist, queer, and transgender approaches to literature and culture. This year, we will act as reading group, publication workshop, and pedagogy/praxis collective.[...]
Mar 15 @ 7:00 pm Green Room MSU Main Library
Join us for the kickoff of the MSU Big Read 2018! A screening of the short film What Happens to a Dream Deferred will be accompanied by a panel discussion with Veronica Thronson, José Badillo-Carlos, and[...]
Mar 20 @ 6:30 pm Downtown Lansing Branch - Capital Area District Libraries
A screening of The Magnificent Seven (1960) will be happening at the Downtown Lansing branch of the Capital Area District Libraries on March 20th. Film Summary: A Mexican village is at the mercy of Calvera, the leader[...]
Mar 28 @ 6:30 pm Downtown Lansing Branch - Capital Area District Libraries
A screening of The Magnificent Seven (2016) will be happening at the Downtown Lansing branch of the Capital Area District Libraries on March 28th. Film Summary: Looking to mine for gold, greedy industrialist Bartholomew Bogue seizes control[...]
Apr 6 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
This workshop aims to create a collaborative space in which we will discuss feminist, queer, and transgender approaches to literature and culture. This year, we will act as reading group, publication workshop, and pedagogy/praxis collective.[...]
Apr 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm Wells Hall, B117
The Muslim Studies Program Presents: The 2018 FilmFest & Locating Muslim Cinema(s) Conference Indian Film Night Moderators: S. Pillai & J. Singh
Apr 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm Wells Hall, B117
The Muslim Studies Program Presents: The 2018 FilmFest & Locating Muslim Cinema(s) Conference Iranian Film Night Moderator: Kaveh Askari
Apr 12 @ 10:30 am – 9:30 pm International Center, Room 303
Locating Muslim Cinema(s) Conference International Center, Room 303: 10:30-10:45am – Welcome 10:45-11:45am – Kristian Petersen, “Muslim Movie Stars: The Celebrity Politics of Islam in Public” 12:00-1:00pm – Amir Hussain, “Keeping It Real: Muslims Creating Muslim[...]
Apr 12 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
This workshop aims to create a collaborative space in which we will discuss feminist, queer, and transgender approaches to literature and culture. This year, we will act as reading group, publication workshop, and pedagogy/praxis collective.[...]
Apr 13 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm International Center, Room 303
The 2018 Locating Muslim Cinema(s) Conference International Center, Room 303: 9:30-10:30am – Sitara Thobani, “Locating the Tawa’if Courtesan-Dancer in South Asian ‘Muslim Cinemas’” 10:45-11:45am – Fakhri Haghani, “Defa-e Moghadas (Sacred Defense) and the Making of[...]
Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm The Robin Theatre
Join us for an evening with Luís Alberto Urrea, author of Into the Beautiful North. The book is the feature of the MSU Big Read program, funded by the NEA. There will be a public reading[...]
Apr 20 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm International Center, Rooms 302-303
One of the defining and intractable issues in contemporary literature of the Global South, African, South Asian, and Postcolonial in general, is dislocated people seeking refuge across national boundaries. This Symposium is a reflection on[...]
Aug 31 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm East Arbor Architecture + Gallery
A Place at the Table is in many ways an MSU project because it features interviews with MSU graduate students, faculty, and staff who attended the 2017 Women’s March. The 17-minute film attempts to unpack[...]
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm MSU International Center, Room 115
Please join guest speaker Dalia Mogahed, Director of Reserach a the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU) and a former advisor to President Barack Obama, as she leads a discussion on the topic of[...]
Oct 3 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm International Center, Room 303
Please join us in welcoming our Fall 2018 Artist-in-Residence, Nanibah Chacon! Chacon is bringing her talent as a painter, muralist, and art educator to shine a spotlight on Indigenous voices, traditions, and ecology. The Welcome Reception will[...]
Oct 12 – Oct 13 all-day
The 17th TROPOS Graduate Conference will take place October 12-13, 2018 with the topic “Whose Reality? Representing and Represented Identities in Arts and Politics”.The conference will welcome Alison James, Associate Professor of French Literature (University of Chicago) as[...]
Oct 12 @ 1:00 pm Urban Planning and Landscape Architechure Room 105
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm Wells Hall B119
See the film “Little Gandhi” that follows the life of iconic Syrian peace activist Ghiyath Matar and take part in a Q&A with the film Director Sam Kadi.
Nov 30 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm B-310 Wells Hall
Interrogating Identity Formation and Passing in Global Contexts Faculty Learning Community  “Passing to the Side of the Other in Russian Cinema”  Exploring Russian-Muslim Relations with Dr. Jason Merrill, Professor of Russian Studies. Friday, November 30,[...]
Nov 30 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm MSU Union, Mosaic Center Conference Room
The DRN is proud to showcase four MSU faculty members who will share current and evolving work. Faculty will present a 5-7 minute flash talk for the purposes of gathering your constructive feedback and discussion[...]
Jan 21 @ 12:00 pm – Mar 2 @ 2:00 pm MSU Union Art Gallery
MSU Union Art Gallery 49 Abbott Road, Rm. 230, East Lansing, MI 48824   The Wash (As It Seams) Solo exhibition featuring the work of Babette Shaw. January 21 – March 2, 2019 Artist Lecture[...]
Jan 31 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm 326 Natural Science
BABETTE SHAW / JANUARY 31 / 326 NATURAL SCIENCE / 6PM                                                                                 Photography-based social practice artist, Babette Shaw addresses issues concerning gender and race constructions and disparities in contemporary culture, as well as their archaic underpinnings.[...]
Feb 4 @ 3:30 pm MSU International Center, Room 303
A Special Presentation by Zaheer Ali of the Brooklyn Historical Society and New York University. Cosponsored by MSU African American and African Studies, Muslim Studies Program, Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives, Department of Religious[...]
Feb 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm 326 Natural Science
MOREHSHIN ALLAHYARI / FEBRUARY 6 / 326 NATURAL SCIENCE /6PM                                                                         Morehshin Allahyari is an Iranian artist, activist, educator, and occasional curator. Her work deals with the political, social, and cultural contradictions we face every day.[...]