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Distinguished Lecture in the Humanities

"Insubordinate Spaces: Why the Humanities Matter Now" (2018)
George Lipsitz
Professor of Black Studies, UC Santa Barbara

"Fracked out: Drinking Water Versus Oil in an Age of Extreme Fossil Fuel Extraction" (Fall 2016)
Sandra Steingraber
Distinguished Scholar in Residence, Ithaca College

"The Work of Art in the World: Civic Agency and Public Humanities" (Spring 2016)
Doris Sommer
Ira and Jewell Williams Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and African and African American Studies, Director of the Cultural Agents Initiative, Harvard University

"Rationality, Racism, and Imagining Social Justice" (2015)
David Palumbo-Liu
Louise Hewlett Nixon Professor of Comparative Literature, Stanford University

"How we, Homo Sapiens, came to be domesticated: an account of the late-Neolithic multi-species resettlement camp" (2014)
James Scott
Sterling Professor of Political Science and Director of Agrarian Studies Program, Yale University

"For the Humanities" (2012)
Kwame Anthony Appiah
Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Philosophy and Acting Director of the University Center for Human Values, Princeton University