The People and the Poor
Book Discussion: From Fascism to Populism
Book Discussion: Cold War Freud
  • The People and the Poor
  • Book Discussion: From Fascism to Populism
  • Book Discussion: Cold War Freud

Book Reading — Remembering Akbar: Inside the Iranian Revolution

April 07, 2016
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Graduate Center, Room 5109
Thursday, April 7th
4:30 to 6:30 pm
Room 5109 A reading and discussion of Remembering Akbar: Inside the Iranian Revolution by Behrooz Ghamari. “Behrooz Ghamari’s extraordinary memoir is unlike anything I’ve read: he bears witness to the terrible suffering and the loss of so many in Iran’s infamous Evin Prison in the wake of the revolution; but he does so with tenderness, [read more»]

Avenues of Social and Political Change: Five Years of Contention in the Middle East and North Africa

April 08, 2016
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Graduate Center, CUNY Room 5409
April 8, 2015 | 8:30am – 6:00pm | Room 5409 Key Note Speaker: Jillian Schwedler (Department of Political Science, Hunter College) The conference is to be followed by a talk by Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi as part of the Anthropology Colloquium Series. Five years after the eruption of mass protests across North Africa and the Middle East, citizens of these countries now live under contrasting [read more»]

Gabriella Coleman: Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous

December 08, 2015
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The CUNY Graduate Center, Room C197
Featuring a presentation by Gabriella Coleman on her book Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous (2015, Verso Books) and discussion with Alex Adbo and Ben Wizner from the ACLU Speech, Privacy & Technology Project. Half a dozen years ago, anthropologist Gabriella Coleman set out to study the rise of this global phenomenon just as some of its members were turning [read more»]

Conference: Global Fashion Capitals

October 13, 2015
1:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Proshansky Auditorium, CUNY Graduate Center
Tuesday, October 13th | 1:30–7:30PM
Proshansky Auditorium, CUNY Graduate Center
Visit the conference website for more information. The multilayered identity of New York as a global fashion capital has long been defined by the history of the garment industry, fashion and labor. The cultures and economies of the fashion industry and the city of New York have [read more»]

Unthinking Sovereignty in the Postcolony: Yarimar Bonilla, Gregory Mann, Omar Dahbour, and Herman Bennett

November 10, 2015
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
A presentation by Yarimar Bonilla (Rutgers) on  Non-Sovereign Futures: French Carribbean Politics in the Wake of Disenchantment (2015, University of Chicago Press) and Gregory Mann (Columbia) on From Empires to NGOs in the West African Sahel: The Road to Nongovernmentality (2014, Cambridge University Press), in conversation with Omar Dahbour (Hunter College) and Herman Bennett (The Graduate Center, CUNY). Tuesday, November 10th, 4:30pm
Room 9204
The Graduate Center, CUNY [read more»]

Lisa Lowe: The Intimacies of Four Continents

October 15, 2015
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
CUNY Graduate Center, Skylight Room
A discussion of Lisa Lowe‘s The Intimacies of Four Continents (2015, Duke University Press), with Susan Buck-Morss, Kandice Chuh, and Eric Lott. October 15 | 4:30–6:30pm
Skylight Room, CUNY Graduate Center In this uniquely interdisciplinary work, Lisa Lowe examines the relationships between Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas in the late eighteenth- and early nineteenth- centuries, exploring the links between colonialism, slavery, imperial [read more»]