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Friday, February 7th: Imperial Debris: Roundtable with Ann Laura Stoler

February 07, 2014
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
CUNY Graduate Center, Skylight Room

Friday, February 7th: Imperial Debris: Roundtable with Ann Laura Stoler A Roundtable with Ann Laura Stoler (New School for Social Research) on the publication of Imperial Debris: On Ruins and Ruination (Duke University Press, 2013) In conversation with Uday Mehta (The Graduate Center, CUNY) , Chelsea Shields (The Graduate Center, CUNY), Neferti Tadiar (Barnard College), Megan […]

Friday, March 14th: “Resistance Everywhere”: The Gezi Protests and Dissident Visions of Turkey

Friday, March 14th: “Resistance Everywhere”: The Gezi Protests and Dissident Visions of Turkey

March 14, 2014 - March 27, 2014
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
CUNY Graduate Center, Room C198

A discussion of the Gezi Park protests, which erupted in Istanbul in late May 2013 with Anthony Alessandrini, Jay Cassano, Louis Fishman, Aslı Iğsız, Elif Sarı, Cihan Tekay, and Emrah Yildiz. The event coincides with the publication of “Resistance Everywhere”: The Gezi Protests and Dissident Visions of Turkey, (Jadaliyya/Tadween Publishing), a collection of essays intended as a pedagogical resource for those teaching and studying recent events in Turkey.

Thursday, March 27th: Finding Something Different: Frantz Fanon and the Future of Cultural Politics: Book launch and Discussion with Anthony Alessandrini

Thursday, March 27th: Finding Something Different: Frantz Fanon and the Future of Cultural Politics: Book launch and Discussion with Anthony Alessandrini

March 27, 2014
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Graduate Center, Room 5109

A Book Launch and Discussion with Anthony Alessandrini, on the publication of Finding Something Different: Frantz Fanon and the Future of Cultural Politics (2013), with discussants J. Michael Dash, Professor of French, Social and Cultural Analysis, and Comparative Lit at NYU and Kandice Chuh, English Graduate Center.

Friday, April 4th: Critical Horizons: Beyond Marxism vs. Postcolonialism: A Symposium

Friday, April 4th: Critical Horizons: Beyond Marxism vs. Postcolonialism: A Symposium

April 04, 2014
9:30 am - 6:30 pm
CUNY Graduate Center, 5307

A symposium exploring the critical horizons of Marxism and Postcolonialism in contemporary social thought with papers by Vinay Gidwani, Anne-Maria Makhulu, Jini Kim Watson and comments by Ruth Wilson Gilmore.

Friday, April 25th: Globalizing Critical Theory: Symposium

Friday, April 25th: Globalizing Critical Theory: Symposium

April 25, 2014
1:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Graduate Center, Room C203/204

A symposium exploring the questions, conditions, and politics of global critical theory in the contemporary with papers by Souleymane Bachir Diagne, Manu Goswami, and Yoav DiCapua, and with comments by Uday Mehta.

Monday, May 5th: Rethinking the South African Crisis: Book Launch and Discussion

May 05, 2014
12:00 am
Bluestockings Books

Since the end of apartheid, South Africa has become an extreme but not exceptional embodiment of forces at play in many other regions of the world: intensifying inequality alongside ‘wageless life’; proliferating forms of protest and populist politics that move in different directions; and official efforts at containment ranging from liberal interventions targeting specific populations […]

Friday, May 9th: Gentrifying the Congo: A Conversation with Artist Renzo Martens

Friday, May 9th: Gentrifying the Congo: A Conversation with Artist Renzo Martens

May 09, 2014
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
CUNY Graduate Center, Skylight Room

Renzo Martens is a controversial Dutch artist and filmmaker who in 2010 founded the Institute for Human Activities, an arts-based development program in Democratic Republic of Congo that brings together artists, thinkers and specialists. With a nod to precedents in cities like New York and Berlin, the Institute aims to turn art production into an […]

They Can’t Represent Us! Reinventing Democracy from Greece to Occupy

They Can’t Represent Us! Reinventing Democracy from Greece to Occupy

September 16, 2014
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
CUNY Graduate Center, Skylight Room

Marina Sitrin (Visiting Scholar, Center for Place Culture, and Politics, CUNY Graduate Center) and Dario Azzelini (Institute for Sociology, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria) present their new book. Tuesday, September 16th 4:30-6:30pm Room 5109 CUNY Graduate Center 365 5th Ave. New York, NY 10016 *This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Place, Culture, and Politics. […]

Book Discussion–Anthony Alessandrini’s Frantz Fanon and the Future of Cultural Politics: Finding Something Different

September 26, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Graduate Center, CUNY Room 5409

Anthony Alessandrini is an Assistant Professor of English at Kingsborough Community College, CUNY. His new book Frantz Fanon and the Future of Cultural Politics focuses on a reading of Frantz Fanon’s work and life, asking how the work of a revolutionary writer such as Fanon might be best appropriated for contemporary political and cultural issues. 

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