Cultural Studies Past Events

Past Events

CST Events

Bolivia Lecture April 14, 2015 at 6:00 PM SAC 300.

Dr. Abel Lanza Antequera, Prof. of Economics, U. El Alto, Bolivia and Treasurer, Municipal Government, El Alto, Bolivia.

Dr. Josefa Salmón, Rev. Guy Lemieux Distinguished Professor of Latin American Studies. Loyola University, New Orleans, LA.

Linda Farthing, co‐author with Prof. Ben Kohl of Evo’s Bolivia. Continuity and Change. (University of Texas Press, 2014) in addition to other books.

Cultural Studies 2013 Events

From the Mines to the Streets, a Bolivian indigenous activist's life. Book presentation by Félix Muruchi, a Bolivian author. October 21 at 5:00pm Saint Augustine Center 300. Co-sponsored by the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, the Department of History and the Latin American Studies Program.

Native Peoples Today. a lecture by Susan Harjo, Native American poet, writer and policy advocate of the Cheyenne nation. November 6 at 4:30pm Driscoll Hall Auditorium. Sponsored by the History Department and co-sponsored by CST

In God's Land. Screening of a documentary with director, Pankaj Rishi Kumar. November 7 at 4:30pm Bartley Hall 1010. Sponsored by the Asian Studies Program and co-sponsored by CST

CULTURAL STUDIES WEEK November 11-15, Falvey Library 204/205 Co-sponsored by Writing and Rhetoric, Peace and Justice, Department of History and the Latin American Studies Program.

The Making of Poems for the Millenium: North African Literature, Volume 4. Multi-media presentation by Pierre Joris and Nicole Peyrafitte. December 4 at 6:00pm Connelly Cinema. Co-sponsored by the Writing and Rhetoric Program, Africana Studies, the Arab and Islamic Studies Center, by Global and Interdisciplinary Studies.

Tasting Teas
TASTING TEAS from Around the World Japanese Tea Ceremony, "Cha-No-Yu" Dr. Masako Hamada, IGIS, Villanova University. Tuesday, Nov 12 Falvey Library 204 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Tasting Chocolate
Tasting Chocolate from the Rain Forest Kallari, Indigenous Ecuadorian Cocoa Co-op Quechua healer, Clever Grefa, and Judy Logback Monday, Nov 11 Falvey Library 204 6:30-7:30 p.m.
fall 2013 events

Philadelphia Inquirer's Pulitzer Prize Series on School Violence.
One Week in November.

PhillyBloco! Cultural Studies Fiesta Friday, Nov 15, 7:30 St. Mary's Gym Followed by Philly's Hardwork Movement

Dr. Wassim Daghrir, Université de Sousse, Tunisia, Fulbright scholar hosted by the Cultural Studies Program  gave a lecture on the Challenges of Democratic Transition in Tunisia

Cultural Studies Week
Cultural Studies Week: The Taste of Justice: Rhetoric & Reality. Free Tastings Nov 11-15, 2013

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Tasting Honey
TASTING HONEY To Be a Bee Today: Honeycomb Destruction Dr. Chaone Mallory, Philosophy, Villanova University Wednesday, Nov 13 Falvey 204 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Bolivia's Process of Social Change
Bolivia's Process of Social Change Felix Muruchi Poma October 21, at 5:00 PM Falvey Library, 205

The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and the Cultural Studies Program are celebrating the Hispanic Heritage Month with the following lecture by Dr. Carmen Peraita:

“Early Modern Multimedia Publications from Valencia to Cuzco”

October 1st Monday at 1:00 pm. Falvey Library, Room 205.

Open and free for the public!

Tasting Olives from the Mediterranean Truth in Olive Oil Dr. Wassim Daghrir, Universite de Sousse,Tunisia Fulbright scholar hosted by the Cultural Studies Program November 14, 2013 6:30 p.m. Falvey Library 205
fall 2013 events
Poems for the Millenium The University of California Book of North African Literature A Multimedia Presentation by Pierre Joris and Nicole Peyrafitte Wednesday, December 4, 2013 6p.m. Connelly Cinema Co-sponsored by Africana Studies, Arab and Islamic Studies ans IGIS

Fall 2013: The Villlanova Cultural Studies Program welcomes Fulbright fellow, Dr. Wassim Daghrir, a scholar in residence From the University of Sousse

Dr. Wassin Daghrir

Play from La Zaranda

"A Pig's Diet" will be shown on September 5th and 6th at 7:00PM and September 7th at 2:00PM  In Spanish with English Subtitles.  The play is Free and Open to the Public.

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"Speaking Out Against Sexual Violence"
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Connelly Center Cinema

Join in our refusal to accept violence against women and girls as a given. There will be poetry, videos, dramattic, readings, presentations, and dialogue with faculty and students from across the university as we rise, together, as Villanovans.


CHOCOLATE!!! - Organic Fair Trade

Food and Culture
presentation by the Kallari Indigenous Growers of Ecuador
November 12th, 6:00 pm
Falvey Library 205

Free chocolate tasting! Bring bottled water and taste buds!
Co-sponsored by the Latin American Studies Program


Dr. Jonathan Steinberg

Why Italian Unification Failed in 1861: The Experience of a Young Nationalist

Cultural Studies Major

Congratulations to our 2013 graduates in Cultural Studies!


Nikil Saval - Writing for Social Justice

Blacks and Jews: An Invitation to Dialogue: 9/7Shlomo Neguse Molla, the deputy speaker of the Knesset (the legislative branch of Israeli government, akin to our congress) is coming to Villanova on Sept. 7, from 4 until 5:30 p.m. in Driscoll Hall Room 134. Mr. Molla is a black Ethiopian who has risen to the highest levels of Israeli government while fighting for equality and pluralism in Israel and against racism and trafficking in women. Mr. Molla will offer introductory remarks then engage Q and A mostly around his experiences with special emphasis on how he negotiates the dual perils of racism and anti-Semitism in a town hall format.


American Indian Enviroment and Identity
Monday, November 5 4:30 p.m., Driscoll Hall Auditorium.


Sana Haroon
Women and the Taliban Movement in Contemporary Pakistan
Bartley 1001
Wednesday, April 13 4:30 p.m.
(cosp. CAIS, WGS)


Anna Deavere Smith (cos. Africana Studies) Monday, March 14, 7 pm Villanova Room (cosp. with Africana studies and Women and Gender Studies)


Karl Smith, Regional Editor, Eastern PA
Community cultural and online news writing.
Wednesday, March 16th
Falvey Library Lounge 6p.m.

Brought to you by:
The Concentration in Writing and Rhetoric & The Cultural Studies Program


Pedro Lastra Poet, Literary critic and José María Arguedas close friend Cartas de José María Arguedas a Pedro Lastra Ed. Edgar O'Hara

Celebrating the Centenary of José María Arguedas
José María Arguedas 1911-1969
October 28-29, 2011
Villanova Connelly Center


Susan Rose, Charles A. Dana professor of Sociology, Dickinson College

"Gender Violence in Cross-Cultural Perspective: The Global Clothesline" Monday, February 6th 6 p.m.
Driscoll Hall, Room 240

Co-Sponsored by: Writing & Rhetoric & The Center for Peace & Justice Education.


Steve Brouwer; Revolutionary Doctors

How Venezuela and Cuba are Changing the world's conception of Health Care


"New Visions of Velazquez" Miguel Hermoso Cuesta

February 2, 2012 SAC 300 4:00-6:00 PM

CST Events

Reception for CST majors
Mach 29 at 4:30 pm Connelly Center, in front of the Cinema

Community Culture and Online News Sites” Samantha Strike, Editor, Radnor Patch,   Wednesday,  March 16  at 6 pm Falvey Lounge (Cosp.  with CWR)

“Terrorists Under the Bed: America and the New Bogeymen” Thursday, March 17, at 6 pm  Falvey Library Café  (Co-sponsored with CAIS)

February 22, 2011 at 4:30 pm.  Connelly Ctr, Bryn Mawr Room

Demanding Democracy in Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen, and Jordan; Who's next?

Roundtable discussion with Nour Kanawati, Maghan Keita, Marwan Kreidie, Hafeez Malik, Silvia NagyZekmi, Barbara Romaine, Catherine Warrick, and Karolina Wolnicki

Thurs. Feb. 10th at 4:00 pm in the Cinema, Connelly Center co-sponsored by the Center for Arab and Islamic Studies


Pulizter prize winning investigative reporters, Barbara Laker and Wendy Ruderman of the Philadelphia Daily News

discussed their award winning crime fighting series, "Tainted Justice," which describes the connections they uncovered between druglords and narcotics officers in a West Kensington neighborhood.

October 25, 2010 at 6 pm SAC 300

Co-sponsored by the Concentration in Writing Program


A Conference on Cultural Studies was organized in 2008 as part of an Honors course, Introduction to Cultural Studies taught by Professor Silvia Nagy-Zekmi. The keynote speaker was Professor Marwan Kraidy from the University of Pennsylvania. Students read their papers on topics as diverse as advertisements, political discource manipulation and gender issues.

The following are examples of the presentations:

  • Michael Rogers: "Cracking the Culture Code: How Advertisers USe Cultura; INdicators to Create Effective Campaigns"
  • Maggie Grace: "One Way Fits All: Love Designed by Disney"
  • Emily Novosedlik: " Fundamentalism 101: East-West"
  • Ashka Shah: "Disregard for Geography: Spatial Expansion and De/Colonization"
  • Stefanie Trotta: "Image: Visual Culture and the Perception of the Female"