9:30am to 11:00am - Opening plenary breakfast with keynote speaker Nicole Deutsch (only open to symposium presenters)
11:00am to 12:00pm - Improv presentation workshop with Upright Citizens Brigade (only open to symposium presenters)
1:00pm to 5:30pm - Student presentations, panels, and film screenings (open to all symposium attendees)
5:30pm to 6:30pm - Closing reception (invitation only)
Symposium presenters will convene for a workshop with the Upright Citizens Brigade. The workshop will focus on enhancing presentation skills by exploring concepts and techniques associated with long form improvisation.
As the Gallatin Fellow in Urban Practice chosen to work with Servicio Doméstico Activo this past summer, and as a student in the Migrations and Cultural Diversity in Spain course this past fall, Bremda presents her research on female domestic service in Madrid, Spain. She investigates the political, social, and economic challenges Latin American women face in this informal sector.
Christian analyzes the interactions between Islam and Confucianism within China over the course of 1,100 years (AD 700–1800 BC) and reveals how a thriving Muslim population was able to develop in a relatively closed-off Chinese society during the T’ang Dynasty and beyond.
Emily discusses the attitudes and awareness women in Latin America have about cervical cancer, Pap smears, and HPV and the importance of evaluating these attitudes before administering expensive intervention.
Spanning across the cultural contexts of late-19th and early-20th century Western Europe to contemporary Latin America, Maggie and Ana explore the themes of each other’s research on the power art and artistic movements have to shape political, institutional, and societal change.
The NYU Global Equity Fellowship is a competitive yearlong fellowship created to empower and equip a diverse body of students to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion while studying away. The panel includes former fellows and examines some of the progress, challenges, and innovation in the area of diversity, equity, and inclusion at NYU’s global locations.
Natsuko and Shiqin discuss their trip to Vietnam, where they conducted ethnographic interviews and field research on the tension between localism and globalization within the sociocultural framework. Through their digital platform, UNROOTED, Natsuko and Shiqin showcase how cultures do not always correspond to country borders.
Gabriella explores the role of the martyrs in Palestinian society, particularly their constant foothold in the public sphere and visual culture, and why many of them committed acts knowing they would likely be killed. She discusses the evolution of Palestinian martyrdom throughout the conflict, the motivations behind violent acts that result in martyrdom, and the representation of this phenomenon.
Set in Madrid, Spain, El Largo Camino follows the emotional journey of Nory and her family as they navigate the successes and hardships of life as immigrants.
Olga, an empty nester living in Madrid, shares how she copes with her mental health struggles tied to her children leaving the home.
Through interviews with a grime music producer, an East London record shop owner, and grime music master of ceremonies, London’s Holy Grime explores the role of grime music—a popular genre among the locals of London that is most comparable to US rap—in the capital’s music scene.
After leaving their professional careers to pursue their own business, the Burner Brothers Bakery, brother and sister, Antonio and Sandra Camacho, find new ways to revitalize Cuba by exploring the possibilities of the newly established private sector.