5 thursdays from 6-7.30 pm @ wilder house (5811 s kenwood ave)
light refreshments will be served!
||Corporate Forensics: The Rise of Corporate Power as an Object of Criminal Punishment in Colombia
Alejandra Azuero, PhD Student in Anthropology, University of Chicago & SJD, Harvard Law School
||Stuart Hall’s Marx Essays: Method as Metaphor
J. Dakota Brown, PhD Candidate in Rhetoric and
Public Culture, Northwestern University
||Aspirational Histories: The Making and Re-making of the Third-World Cosmopolitan in Sino-African Beijing
Jay Schutte, PhD Candidate in Anthropology,
University of Chicago
||Experimental Futures and ‘Impossible Professions’: Psychoanalysis, Education, and Politics in Interwar Vienna, 1918-1938
Phillip Henry, PhD Candidate in History,
University of Chicago
||**note special time 6:30-8 pm**
Designing Sustainability: Endangerment, Threat, and the Policing of Urban Natures in China
Victoria Nguyen, PhD Candidate in Anthropology, University of Chicago
We have made some changes to the Autumn 2016 schedule. The revised version is below.
The Social Theory Workshop is excited to share this quarter’s schedule. Check it out below.
A new academic year is almost upon us and our call for papers is out.
We are currently accepting paper proposals for 2016-17 with a priority for those interested in presenting during Autumn (October through December) although those interested in the Winter and Spring will also be considered. Please send a short abstract or brief description along with a tentative title of your paper to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, September 2nd. If your proposal is accepted, your paper will be due one week prior to your specific workshop date. We ask that workshop papers take the form of unfinished and/or unpublished works-in-progress. Forms of typical workshop papers include dissertation chapters, drafts of journal articles or book chapters, MA theses, and dissertation proposals.
In past years, our conversations at the workshop have addressed topics that include:
- the relation between social and cultural transformations;
- the politics of work and time;
- feminism and contemporary capitalism;
- the changing nature of global finance and financial crisis;
- mass unemployment and the automation of production;
- varieties of historical and contemporary religious, nationalist, and socialist political and social movements;
- contemporary trends in global immigration;
- social theories of race and ethnicity;
- psychoanalysis as social theory;
- the relation between colonialism and the global expansion of capital,
- and, conceptual issues posed by neoliberalism.