Event Schedule

Global Moral Panics Symposium
October 10-11, 2014
Indiana University, Bloomington


Friday, October 10 – Walnut Room, IMU

10am – 12pm, Panel 1: Sex/Tourism/Taste: Erotic Economies

  • Courtney Mitchel, American Studies, Indiana University, “Keeping Capitalism Safe and Clean: Global Moral Panics and the Politics of Taste”
  • Angelique Nixon, University of the West Indies, “Vexed Relations and Touristic Desire – Sex/Work in the Caribbean”
  • Lessie Jo Frazier, Gender Studies & American Studies, Indiana University, & Deborah Cohen, History, University of Missouri (co-authors), “The Racialized Erotics of Global Moral Panics”

Moderator: Marissa Moorman, History, Indiana University
Comment: LaMonda Horton-Stallings, Gender/Women’s Studies, Indiana University

12pm Lunch

1:30pm – 3:30pm, Panel 2: Meta, Micro, Meso, Macro: Economies of Scale (GMPs from Above and Below)

  • Imani Johnson, Critical Dance Studies, University of California, Riverside, “A Moral Panic From Below? American Cultural Hegemony & Black Erasure in Global B-Boying Culture”
  • Julietta Hua, Women and Gender Studies, San Francisco State University, “Rethinking the Moral Economies of Human Rights”
  • Alex Chambers, American Studies, Indiana University, “An Atmosphere of Panic: On the Coloniality of Climate Change”

Moderator: Hilary Kahn, Director, Center for the Study of Global Change, and International Studies, Indiana University
Comment: Jenna Loyd, Public Health & Urban Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

4pm – 6pm Film screening & discussion
Film: Don’t Shout Too Loud, dir. Courtney D. Campbell (2013).
Moderator: Stephanie DeBoer, Communication & Culture, Indiana University.
Discussant: Brooke Beloso, Gender Studies, Butler University.

Dinner for outside participants

Saturday, October 11 – Persimmon Room, IMU

9:30am – 12pm, Panel 3: Anodyne, Banal, Chronic: The ABC’s of the Panic of the Child

  • LaNita Campbell, Gender Studies, Indiana University, “Hidden Pathogens: Public Anxiety and Fear of Contagion”
  • Susan Lepselter, Communication & Culture and American Studies, Indiana University, “Madeleine and the Gypsies”
  • Osmundo Pinho, Universidade Federal do Recôncavo da Bahia (Cachoeira)/University of Texas, Austin, “Black Bodies, Wrong Places: Genocide, Public Sphere and Popular Music in Brazil”
  • Michelle Moyd, History, Indiana University, “Save the Children: African Villains, White Saviors, and the Moral Panic of Africa’s Wars”

Moderator: Susan Seizer, Communication & Culture, Indiana University
Comment: Phaedra Pezzullo, Communication & Culture, Indiana University

12pm Lunch

1:30pm – 3:30pm, Panel 4:Hemisfears: Panics around the Americas

  • Elana Zilberg, Communication, University of California, San Diego, “Gangster, Soldier, Cop: Violence and Masculinity between the Americas”
  • Elliott Young, History, Lewis & Clark College, “Saving the Chinese Coolie: Humanitarianism and Imperialism in the Nineteenth Century and Beyond”
  • Steven Osuna, Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara, “Securing Global Manifest Destiny: Mexico’s War on Drugs, Moral Panic, and Global Capitalism”

Moderator: Ranu Samantrai, English, Indiana University
Comment: Myrna Garcia, American Studies and Latino Studies, Indiana University

4pm – 6pm, Panel 5:Against the Flow: Sex Workers Struggle amidst Globalized “Reform”

  • Edith Kinney, Justice Studies, San José State University, “Pimps, Predators and Pedophiles, Oh My!: Globalizing Moral Panics About Prostitution, Sex Trafficking, and Sexual Deviance in Thailand and the U.S.”
  • Laura McTighe, Religion, Columbia University, “Are the Gods Afraid? Crimes Against Nature & the Spirit of Organized Resistance in New Orleans”
  • Rudo Mudiwa, Communication & Culture, Indiana University, “Reproducing and Resisting Histories of Control: Female Mobility and Agency in Colonial and Postcolonial Zimbabwe”

Moderator: Jennifer Tyburczy, English, University of South Carolina
Comment: Kimberly Walters, Comparative Human Development, University of Chicago

6pm Closing Dinner – everyone welcome