Mary Junck Research Colloquium Series

The Mary Junck Research Colloquium Series was formally established in 2007 to nurture an intellectually vibrant climate with both interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary shades, by scheduling scholarly presentations on diverse topics.

The speakers represent various disciplines and units on campus as well as other universities and organizations in the Triangle. The series has been particularly successful in attracting scholars and researchers of national and international renown from within the U.S. and abroad. The series attracts a diverse audience comprising faculty, graduate students and researchers from around the Triangle.


Fall 2018 Events

Held at noon in the Freedom Forum Conference Center (Carroll 305)

  Feb. 1, 2019
Sarah J. Jackson, Northeastern University


Past speakers:

  • Berkley Hudson, University of Missouri, November 2018
  • Russell Clayton, Florida State University, September 2018
  • Natalie Stroud, University of Texas at Austin, April 2018
  • Matthew Weber, Rutgers University, November 2017
  • Andy Pilny, University of Kentucky, September 2017
  • Emily Thorson, Boston College, March 2017
  • Mary Beth Oliver, Pennsylvania State University, February 2017
  • Meryl Alper, Northeastern University, January 2017
  • Philip Napoli, Duke University, November 2016
  • Grace Ahn, University of Georgia, November 2016
  • Brooke Fisher Liu; University of Maryland, College Park; October 2016
  • Deen Freelon, American University, March 2016
  • Brooke Erin Duffy, Temple University, March 2016
  • Jane Rhodes, University of Chicago, March 2016
  • Jesse Baldwin-Philippi, Fordham University, Chris Wells, University of Wisconsin-Madison, October 2015
  • Maureen Taylor; University of Tennessee, Knoxville; September 2015
  • Jesse Fox, Oregon State University, August 2015
  • Geoffrey Baym, University of North Carolina Greensboro, April 2015
  • Heather LaMarrie, Temple University, April 2015
  • Edward Walker, University of California Los Angeles, March 2015
  • Max Boykoff, University of Colorado Boulder, March 2015
  • Janas Sinclair, Florida International University, February 2015
  • Melissa Michelson, Menlo College, February 2015
  • Carolina Lee, Lafayette College, February 2015
  • Zeynep Tufecki, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, January 2015
  • Dulcie Murdock Straughan, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, December 2014
  • Christina Dunbar-Hester, Rutgers University, November 2014
  • Nikki Usher, George Washington University, November 2014
  • Cathrine Gyldensted, DiS, Copenhagen, October 2014
  • Bartosz Wojdynski, University of Georgia, October 2014
  • Andrew Perrin, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, September 2014
  • Jessa Lingel, Microsoft Research New England Social Media Collective, September 2014
  • Mary Beth Oliver, Pennsylvania State University, January 2012


View video from past colloquia on the Junck Colloquium YouTube playlist

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