Upcoming Events

Monday, March 18, 2019 - 11:30am
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105
Award-winning Italian author, academic, activist,and journalist, Igiaba Scego has produced wide-ranging work that plays a vital role in current debates on Italy's colonial past, its sexist and racist legacy, and the identity of Italians of African origins. It also raises the question of fiction's... Read More »
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 3:00pm
East Duke 204B
Stefanie Graeter is a cultural anthropologist interested in ethnographic questions of embodiment, materiality, knowledge, and the political with a geographic focus on Peru and the Americas. Her work draws upon diverse scholarly fields, especially environmental and medical anthropology, science and... Read More »
Saturday, December 1, 2018 (All day)
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105
This one-day symposium brings leading scholars and activists in various disciplines and arenas of our contemporary academic and broader world to commemorate and celebrate the contributions of Arif Dirlik (1940 - December 1, 2017) to thought, action, and critique. Organized by a group of former... Read More »
Friday, November 30, 2018 - 7:00pm
White 107 (White Lecture Hall)
Named 2011 Movie-of-the-Year by China's progressive Southern Metropolitan Daily for "returning fuller memories and humanity to Chinese history," Datong: The Great Society focuses on modern China's first major utopian philosopher and constitutional reformer, Kang Youwei. After the Qing government's... Read More »
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 5:00pm
East Duke Parlors
Emilio Sauri is Associate Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. His research focuses on literature and visual art from Latin America and the United States and reads these in relation to the development of the global economy from the end of the nineteenth century to the... Read More »
Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 12:00pm
Old Chemistry 011
Join this public discussion with award-winning writers Marcello Di Cintio and Jonathan Katz about the challenges of covering difficult and complex subjects. From Africa to the Caribbean to the walls that increasingly divide us, these writers will also talk about how they see the work of long-form... Read More »
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 5:00pm
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105
Award-winning author Marcello Di Cintio will speak about his exploration of the Palestinian experience through first-hand reporting about what art and literature mean to modern Palestinians. Copies of Di Cintio's book, "Pay No Heed to the Rockets" will be available. Light refreshments to follow...
Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 3:00pm
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105
We will consider, in the conference, the corpse anthropologically, theoretically, and through the visual and literary arts to engage it as an object of serious inquiry. What does thinking with the corpse enable? And, given the different ways in which corpses are treated, could there be a theory, or... Read More »
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 4:00pm
During the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, more than twenty million Chinese left China and moved across the globe. While they are more often understood as "immigrants" to the places they went, they were also "emigrants" who profoundly shaped China. Drawing from two chapters in her new book,... Read More »
Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 5:00pm
Friedl 115
"The age of human rights has been kindest to the rich. Even as state violations of political rights garnered unprecedented attention due to human rights campaigns, a commitment to material equality disappeared. In its place, market fundamentalism has emerged as the dominant force in national and... Read More »