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Mar 20 | Book Salon with Michelle Fine, Wendy Luttrell, and Limarys Caraballo!

Register for the event here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/csws-book-salon-just-research-in-contentious-times-michelle-fine-tickets-57859110156?aff=affiliate1

Mar 7 | Cara Page, “Mapping the Sacred: Transforming the Medical Industrial Complex”

Feb 28 | Love: A Blues Epistemology from the Undercommons


Register for the event here! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mia-white-love-a-blues-epistemology-from-the-undercommons-registration-56944361117

Feb 28 | IRADAC presents Black Women in Jazz Performance

Feb 15 | Affective Readings of Form and Subjectivity in Salvador Plascencia’s The People of Paper

The next meeting of
The Colloquium for the Study of Latina/o/x Culture & Theory 
will take place
Friday, February 15, 2019
3:00 to 4:30 pm
CUNY Graduate Center, Room 8301

Paper Subjects:
Affective Readings of Form and Subjectivity
in Salvador Plascencia’s The People of Paper
Tommy Conners, University of Pennsylvania

Sponsored by the Revolutionizing American Studies Project at the CUNY Graduate Center. To RSVP for the meeting and to obtain a copy of the pre-circulated papers, contact latinocolloquium@gmail.com. All meetings will be held at the CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York.

Mar 12 | Ordinary Violence: on Democratic Governance and Racial Capitalism

Please join us for a lecture by Jodi Melamed
Tuesday, 12 March, 6:30pm
Segal Theatre

How can we explain the open secret of permissible violence for capitalist accumulation, in the U.S. and globally?  Jodi Melamed argues that we must come to grips with the diffuse and deadly capacities of administrative power to give impunity to racial capitalist violence through seemingly neutral repertoires of ‘democratic’, ‘procedural’, and ‘technical’ governance. In this talk, she examines administrative power rooted in rights. That is, Melamed examines how capitalist economies are constituted, operationalized, and administrated through differential rights. In particular, she looks at the administration of today’s financial, extractive, and logistical neoliberal capitalism through differential rights and identifies two racialized repertoires of rights powerfully at work in the present: the right of investor classes to be unencumbered by concern for the wellbeing of others, and assetless individuality as the right to be handled. (more…)

Mar 1 | Register for the 2019 NES Colloquium

The Nature, Ecology and Society Colloquium is a forum for research and action directed towards future sustainability and justice. This forum is intended to spotlight awareness, dialogue and collaboration between researchers and action oriented people, especially within the City University of New York, but outside CUNY as well. The 2019 Nature, Ecology, & Society Colloquium seeks to foster a dialogue among researchers across various disciplines who are interested in addressing imminent questions around ways of re-imagining Nature, Ecology, and Society.

Please join us on Friday, March 1st, 2019 to take a deeper look into the various ways we can intersect with nature, ecology and society. Registration is now open.

NES 2019 Poster

Mar 12 | Expert Witness Workshop – CLACLS at the Graduate Center

You are invited to participate in this collaborative workshop on the fundamentals of working as an expert witness on asylum cases hosted by the Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies (CLACLS) at the CUNY Graduate Center. We will be joined by immigration attorneys in NYC, seasoned expert witnesses (with experience on affirmative and criminal cases) and immigration scholars from across the City University of New York. Registration is required. The event is cosponsored with the Social Anatomy of the Deportation Regime working group.



Expert Witness Workshop
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
10:00am-3:00pm (lunch will be provided)
The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016

Space is limited, please RSVP here: Expert Witness Workshop (link)

Feb 14 | P SC Department Colloquium ft. Maud Simonet

Speaker: Maud Simonet

Topic: “Free Labor: The New Exploitation

Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019

Time: 4:30pm-6:30pm

Location: CUNY Graduate Center (Room 5200/Political Science Lounge)

Refreshments will be served

Abstract:  What do a volunteer in extra-curricular activities at a school, a welfare recipient cleaning up New York’s parks, or a writer of an online blog have in common? They do thousands of hours of free work to run nonprofits, utilities and businesses.

What do these different “civic” and “digital” forms of free work teach us? Who benefits and who is assigned?

Starting from the great lessons of the feminist analysis of domestic work, and based on several field surveys carried out in France and the United States, Maud Simonet proposes a critical approach to work, based on various forms of unpaid labor. It analyzes these forms of exploitation that develop in the name of love, passion or citizenship,  and which participate in the neoliberalisation of work in the public and private worlds.

Feb 13 | Book Talk

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