Friday, October 20
Keynote Speaker 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Aidekman Arts Complex, Tufts Medford Campus
Join Academics from Boston and beyond for the 10th Tufts Graduate Humanities Conference! This conference brings together the work of local humanities departments in the Boston area to consider a central theme; this year’s theme engages with the concept of work. Panels focus on topics related to work such as ‘Anti-Work’ and ‘Working Bodies’.
The keynote lecture “Bankrolling Enlightenment: Reed Erickson and The Weird History of Trans Philanthropy” will be given by Dr. Hil Malatino (Penn State University). There will also be a series of panels composed of graduate students throughout the day. Some talks include “Unruly Bodies of ‘Prostitute’: A Citational Referent to the Discursive Subject of the Deviant Body in Colonial India” with Anna Karthika and “Disobedient Dispossession: The Black Mother’s Queer Theory” with Ketan Jain.