Cultural Studies Past Events

Past Events


"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.


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!


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


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

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"