Interdisciplinary speaker series announces 2018 winter speakers


PINTS Speaker Series welcomes new lineup of speakers

It was over a beer that Dr. Christopher Martin, Assistant Professor in Education, and Dr. Ross Hickey, Assistant Professor in Economics, decided to launch their interdisciplinary speaker series PINTS ( Political Inquiry aNd Theory Studies). Designed to foster opportunities for faculty and graduate students to pilot work in progress, the speaker series creates a shared space to incubate ideas for research.

The first term of the series welcomed speakers from across campus. Building on its success last term, the 2018 winter term kicked off by welcoming Dr. Brigitte Le Normand, Assistant Professor in the Department of History and Sociology.

PINTS will welcome six more speakers from across campus, including:

  • February 1 – Brigitte LeNormand, Department of History and Sociology
    Education as a transnational nation-building project
  • February 8 – Roger Sugden, Faculty of Management
    Management Education in a Public University in the Economic Periphery
  • March 1 – Eric Li, Faculty of Management
    It’s All about Access: Reconceptualization and Recontextualization of Rural Health Consumers
  • March 8 – Mary Butterfield, Faculty of Education and Faculty of Management
    Democracy and the problem of inclusion
  • March 22 – Rammy Saini, Department of History and Sociology
    Cultivating a social responsibility to help: Indian migrants in London’s East End, c. 1800-1857
  • April 5 – Jasmin Hristov, Department of History and Sociology
    Coercion, Accumulation, and State-Building in the Era of Globalization: Evidence from Mexico, Honduras and Colombia

Faculty and students conducting work with a broadly conceived humanities and social sciences orientation are invited to join the conversation says Dr. Martin.

“PINTS offers a venue for distinguished scholars to share their work, and the campus is invited to join to develop social connections while learning about research currently happening,” says Martin.

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