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Presentations by Yumna Siddiqi on “Borders and Anxieties of Empire,” Molly Slavin on “‘Crime and the Border’: Locating imperial anxiety and narratives of crime,” and Maryam S. Griffin on “The Muslim Ban and the Imperial Anxieties of Colorblindness and Uneven Mobilities.”
Presentations by Temitope Ogungbemi on “The Populist West: Critical subjectivity and the politics of counter-terrorism in Nigeria,” Mariam Durrani on “Examining the Co-production of the ‘Imperial’ University in Lahore and New York City,” and Max Clayton on “Empire’s Anxiety and Indigeneity: Recent American studies critiques of U.S. empire.”
Presentations by Jason Dittmer on “Gibraltar and the Making and Re-making of Europe,” Yousef K. Baker on “Imperial Crisis and Racialized Militarization: Reconceptualizing the invasion and occupation of Iraq,” and Galen Murton on “The Power of Blank Spaces: A critical cartography of China’s Belt and Road Initiative.”
Presentations by Maria Bose on “Cinema’s Hegemony: Imperial and cinematic futures at the start of the Asian century” and Tosin Gbogi on “Race and Migrant Bodies in Contemporary African Poetry.”
Presentations by Arun Chaudhuri on “The Prince and the Governors: The anxious locations of race and religion in South Asian American immigrant histories” and Kirsten Wesselhoeft on “Islam, Anti-Racism, and the Anxieties of French Diversity Politics.”
Presentations by Salah Khan on “Resistance and the Info-sphere,” Kristin Bright on “Strangers in Their Own Flesh: An intimate story about Trump and Modi,” and Carly Thomsen on “Mechanisms of Empire’s Reproduction: An analysis of crisis pregnancy centers.”
A roundtable discussion with all presenters, led by conference organizers Tamar Mayer and Daniel Silva, in which emergent themes are discussed, questions for future research are highlighted, and feedback is shared.