Inside Scoop

Inside Scoop events bring University of Illinois undergraduates from any major into close conversation about humanities and arts-related topics with distinguished Illinois faculty and visiting scholars.

By creating opportunities for the exchange of ideas in a casual setting, scholars and artists can share with students the great moments of discovery, creativity, and excitement that fuel their research and their ongoing commitment to their work at the university and in the outside world. Intended for students from across the campus, Inside Scoop conversations invite Illinois undergraduates to engage with the vibrant developments and exciting work conducted by scholars whose work helps us understand what it means to be human in a world of rapidly shifting global complexities.

This Year's Inside Scoop Events

Simone Browne

October 13, 2016 | 12:00 p.m. | IPRH Lecture Hall, Levis Faculty Center, Fourth Floor (919 West Illinois Street, Urbana, IL)

Simone Browne is an Associate Professor in the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She teaches and researches surveillance studies, digital media and black diaspora studies. Her first book, Dark Matters: On the Surveillance of Blackness examines surveillance with a focus on transatlantic slavery, biometric technologies, branding, airports and creative texts. Simone is an Executive Board member of HASTAC. She is also a member of Deep Lab, a feminist collaborative composed of artists, engineers, hackers, writers, and theorists.

Co-sponsored by African American Studies

Maud Mandel

March 27, 2017 | 12:00 p.m. | English Building, Room 109 (608 South Wright Street, Urbana)

Maud Mandel (History / Judaic Studies and Dean of the College, Brown University). Co-sponsored by the Program in Jewish Culture and Society.

Natasha Trethewey

April 12, 2017 | 12:00 | Location TBD

Natasha Trethewey (19th Poet Laureate of the US, 2012–14).