Annual Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies Colloquium: What is... a Network?

Departmental Event

Start Date: Apr 11, 2019 - 04:00pm
End Date: Apr 11, 2019 - 06:00pm

Location: Ortega Hall 322 (Lounge)

Please join us for a freeform transdisciplinary discussion on the idea of a network. While we all think of the internet, networks appear in or are attributed to any of a number of organizational principles or complex connections between multiple densities across planes, landscapes, populations, etc.


Kristina Jacobsen, Anthropologist and Ethnomusicologist in the Department of Music, is author of The Sound of Navajo Country: Music, Language and Diné Belonging (2017) and numerous articles on Diné musical practices, arts based educational systems in border regions, and questions of belonging (mediated through music).

Melanie Moses, in the Department of Computer Science, leads New Mexico Computer Science for All and the NASA Swarmathon and is author of dozens of articles on computational biology and biologically inspired computation and robotics.

Reuben Thomas, in the Department of Sociology, works on and has published extensively on how social networks, both ancient and modern, impact the nature and quality of relationships (both romantic and social) as well as the long-term reproduction of social inequalities.