AMES Colloquium Series

For more information about the AMES Colloquia, please contact the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at

The AMES Colloquium Series presents an opportunity to discuss the most recent research of scholars working on some aspect of Asian and/or Middle Eastern Studies. At colloquia, invited scholars share their work and discuss theoretical and methodological issues that have relevance across national, regional, and disciplinary boundaries. The AMES Colloquium Series invites a range of scholars from other institutions, and from departments and graduate programs at the University of Minnesota.

Many thanks to Pat Hui and the Pat Hui Fund for support for the AMES Colloquium.

For a schedule of upcoming colloquia, please see the list below, or visit our News & Events page. 

2021–22 Colloquium Series 

Title Presenter
April 26, 4:00pm, Virtual via Zoom: "Translating Film Genres in the Cold War: Transnational Travels of Film and a Post-Colonial Investigation of Early Socialist Chinese Cinema (1949-1966)" Chuanhui Meng, PhD Candidate, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Minnesota
March 29, 4:00pm, Virtual via Zoom: "Narrating the Nonhuman Animal: Vernacular Perspectives from South Asia" Sreyashi Ray, PhD Candidate, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Minnesota
March 15, 4:00pm, Virtual via Zoom: "The Making of Persianate Modernity" Alexander Jabbari, Assistant Professor, University of Oklahoma
February 15, 4:00pm, Virtual via Zoom: "Natal Alienation and Prosthetic Memory: Politics of Difference in Post-9/11 Pakistani Poetry" Muhammad Numan, visiting PhD Research Scholar, University of Minnesota

Previous AMES Colloquia