The oldest speaker series at Bucknell University, the Faculty Colloquium series was established in the early 1980s with the purpose of allowing the Bucknell faculty to share their scholarly research with colleagues across the disciplines, divisions, and colleges. From its inception, the Series was seen as a serious academic endeavor that offered Bucknell faculty an insight into subject-matters that for the most part lie outside their immediate area of specialization. Likewise, Colloquium speakers often find the comments from colleagues within and outside their discipline helpful as they offer a new perspective on the subjects of their research.


Submissions from 2015

"Dead Zone Vertigo: A Collaboration in Poetry and Visual Art with Two Cypriot Artists", Paula Closson Buck


"His Name is Garbage": "Loser Names" as Mystical Warfare in West Africa, Michelle C. Johnson

"Positrons are Another Matter: Working with Anti-Matter", David Schoepf

Submissions from 2014

"The Biodiversity Problem: Ethics, Sciency, and Policy", Matthew H. Slater


"The Chinese Communist Party at 93: Many Happy Returns?", Zhiqun Zhu

Submissions from 2013

Can You Hear the Shape of a Drum?, Emily Dryden

“What Happens When Pollinators Get Sick? Behavioral Impacts of Honeybee Viruses”, Elizabeth Capaldi Evans and Marie Pizzorno

Submissions from 2012

"Framing Counterspaces: Forms and Meanings of Graffiti in Berlin's Linguistic Landscape", Bastian Heinsohn

"Anteroposterior Patterning: How the Hox Genes Help Us Tell Our Heads from Our ***es", Elizabeth Marin

"Flirts and Other "Voluptuous Tyrants":Wollstonecraft, Rousseau and the Politics of Desire", Ghislaine McDayter

Chemical Research with Undergraduate Collaborators: Building Cyclic Polymers, Eric Tillman

Submissions from 2011

More than Tunes in Your Head: Dynamic Aspects of Auditory Imagery for Music, Andrea Halpern


Devising: Pioneering Uncharted Territory in Theater, Anjalee Deshpande Hutchinson

Play!, Joe Tranquillo