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March 27, 2019
  • GDS: Kanchan Chandra
    March 27, 2019

  • QC: Kerem Coşar—Trade, Merchants, and the Lost Cities of the Bronze Age
    March 27, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Monroe 120

April 5, 2019
  • PT: Claire McKinney—Conceiving Medicalized Citizenship: Abortion Politics and Gendered Political Belonging
    April 5, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Gibson 296

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