Coffee @ The Commons

Coffee @ The Commons is intended to provide a venue for conversation between interested members of the community and a visiting expert. In collaboration with departments across the University, The Commons identifies speakers who are on campus to speak about their research, and whose work applies broadly, with implications for many disciplines. Coffee @ The Commons is then an opportunity for more intimate dialogue with these visitors.

Coffee @ The Commons is open to KU faculty, staff, and students, as well as members of the larger Lawrence community. Those interested in attending should familiarize themselves with the work of the speaker beforehand, so that they are prepared to ask questions and prompt dialogue with the speaker and other attendees. Though you don’t need to reserve a seat to attend, we’d appreciate knowing if you intend to bring a large group, just so that we can prepare accordingly. (Please email thecommons@ku.edu with this information.) Think of it as a less boisterous Idea Café with coffee.

Coffee @ The Commons, Framing the Dialogue, Public Event, Visiting Scholar
11:00am-12:00pm Friday, October 26, 2018 The Commons
Roderick Ferguson, Professor of African American Studies and Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago
Supported by The Commons and the Department of American Studies

Roderick Ferguson, Professor of African American Studies and Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago, will deliver the annual Bill Tuttle Distinguished Lecture in American Studies at 4:00pm on Thursday, Oct. 25. The following morning, we invite you to join him in a Coffee @ The Commons conversation, on the topic of "Queer of Color Critique Meets Student Protest."

Coffee @ The Commons is intended to provide a venue for conversation between interested members of the community and a visiting scholar. It is a free event, open to KU faculty, staff, and students, as well as members of the larger Lawrence community. Those interested in attending should familiarize themselves with the work of the speaker beforehand, so that they are prepared to ask questions and prompt dialogue with the speaker and other attendees.

Of interest to:
Faculty, General Public, Graduate students, Researchers, Staff, Undergraduate Students

Past Events

Coffee @ The Commons, Framing the Dialogue
10:00am-11:00am Friday, September 21, 2018 The Commons
w/ Michelle Tea
Coffee @ The Commons
10:00am Thursday, May 3, 2018 The Commons
Coffee @ The Commons, Framing the Dialogue
10:00am Friday, March 9, 2018 The Commons
RaMell Ross, Photographer/Filmmaker/Writer
Coffee @ The Commons, Framing the Dialogue
1:00pm Thursday, November 30, 2017 | The Commons
with Photographer Justin Kimball
Coffee @ The Commons, Framing the Dialogue
10:00 am Friday, October 20, 2017 The Commons
Sandra Kim, Founder and Executive Director, Everyday Feminism
Coffee @ The Commons, The Future University
3:30pm Wednesday, October 11, 2017 The Commons
Arnab Chakraborty, English, Ramón Alvarado, Philosophy, Jennifer Abercrombie Foster, Spanish & Portuguese, Discussion Moderator: Christina Lord, French & Italian
Coffee @ The Commons, Framing the Dialogue
1:00 pm Friday, September 8, 2017 The Commons
Lua Yuille, Law, Randall Fuller, English, Shawn Leigh Alexander, African & African-American Studies
Coffee @ The Commons, Framing the Dialogue
10:00am Friday, February 24, 2017 The Commons
with Photographer Natalie Krick
Coffee @ The Commons, Framing the Dialogue
10:00am Friday, February 17, 2017 The Commons
Sarah Schulman, Distinguished Professor of English, College of Staten Island, City University of New York
Coffee @ The Commons, The Future University
Thursday, February 9, 2017 The Commons
with Jessica Green

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