BQBI 2019-2022 Events

Muncie Public Library Discussion Series

“Time Shifts: Future Orientation in Pandemic Everyday Life”

Dr. Jim Connelly and Dr. Pat Collier
Friday, April 8, 2022
5:30 – 6:30pm

“The Trouble with ‘Normal’: Rethinking Disability”

Dr. Joyce Huff
Friday, March 18, 2022
5:30 – 6:30pm

“Ways of Social Robot Worldmaking: Rights? Moral Patients? Legal Agents?”

Dr. Adam J. Bowen
Friday, February 18, 2022
5:30 – 6:30pm

“Race-ing Fargo: Refugees, Citizenship, and the Transformation of Small Cities”

Dr. Jennifer Ericksen
Friday, December 10, 2021
5:30 – 6:30pm

“Pandemic Sport”

Dr. Kevin Harrelson (Philosophy)
Friday, November 12, 2021
5:30 – 6:30pm

“What Good Philosophers Do”

Dr. Kimberly Ann Harris (Philosophy)
Friday, October 8, 2021
5:30 – 6:30pm

‘The Masculine Double Bind: Navigating Between “Gentleman” and “Beast” in Contemporary U.S. Identity”

Dr. Christa M. Hodapp (Gender Studies)
Friday, April 23, 2021
5:30 – 6:30pm

“Mapping the Modern African-American Freedom Struggle (1896-1975)”

Dr. Anthony S. Neal (History)
Friday, March 26, 2021
5:30 – 6:30pm

“MLK and the Legacy of Personalism”

Dr. Edward J. Hackett (Philosophy)
Friday, February 26, 2021
5:30 – 6:30pm

“The Problem with the Problem with Polarization: White Liberalism and False Equivalency in the Age of Black Lives Matter”

Jackson Bartlett (Honors)
Friday, December 4, 2020
5:30 – 6:30pm

Special Event at Maring Hunt Library (Southside)

“Maternal Opioid Treatment in Muncie”

Caity Placek (Anthropology)
Saturday, November 16, 2020
2:00 – 3:00pm

Environmental Collapse and Its Aftermath: Some Lessons from our Ancient Religious Past”

Travis Proctor (Religion)
Friday, November 6, 2020
5:30 – 6:30pm

“Redesigning Sacred Spaces”

Sarah Marie Angne Alfaro (Interior Design)
Friday, October 2, 2020
5:30 – 6:30pm

“Police Power, State Violence, and Resistance in the Age of Mass Incarceration”

Max Felker-Kantor (History)
Friday, February 7, 2020
5:30 – 6:30pm

“Bringing the World Together through Climate Change Fiction.”

Sreyoshi Sarkar (English)
Friday, January 10, 2020
5:30 – 6:30pm

Main Series at Kennedy Library

“Does watching violent media make people violent?”

Melinda Messineo (Sociology)
Friday, December 6, 2019
5:30 – 6:30pm

“Are families a long-term safety net for young adults?”

Ellen Whitehead (Sociology)
Friday, November 1, 2019
5:30 – 6:30pm

“Has Democracy Failed?”

Obed Frausto Gatica (Honors College)
Friday, October 4, 2019
5:30 – 6:30pm

“Mental Causation”

Jeffrey Fry (Philosophy)
Friday, September 6, 2019
5:30 – 6:30pm

“What is Free Will and Do You Want It?”

Jeffrey Fry

Wednesday, September 12, 2022

6-7 P.M.

“Stories of Impact: Developing Empathy for Religious and Cultural Others Through Reading”

Kathryn Ludwig

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

6-7 P.M.

“Pet Ownership as a ‘Racial Hinge’: Dogs and Islamophobia in Europe and North America”

Matthew Hotham

Wednesday, November 16, 2022


“The Social Role of University”

Kevin Harrelson

Wednesday, January 25, 2022


“The Trouble with Normal: Rethinking Disability” with Joyce Huff

Wednesday March 15, 2023

6pm -7pm