The Center for Cultural Studies hosts a Wednesday colloquium series featuring work by campus faculty and visitors. These informal sessions consist of a 40-45-minute presentation followed by discussion. We gather at noon, and presentations begin at 12:15. Please note: due to increased catering costs and in an effort to go green, the Center will henceforth provide only tea and cookies. Feel free to bring your own coffee and lunch, and please bring your own mug!
All events are in Humanities 1, Room 210 and are free and open to the public.
Savannah Shange, UC Santa Cruz
“Abolition as Method: Anti-blackness, Anthropology, and Ethics”
Carlos Motta, Artist
“We the Enemy”
Robert Nichols, University of Minnesota
“Theft is Property! Dispossession and Critical Theory”
Lukas Rieppel, Brown University
“Locating the Central Asiatic Expedition”
In solidarity with the graduate student strike, the following colloquia have been postponed or cancelled. Read a message from the Director about the strike and cancellations here. A special session on the housing crisis was held on March 4, 2020, in lieu of a colloquium.
Michael Allan, University of Oregon
“World Pictures/Global Visions”
Elizabeth Povinelli, Columbia University
“The Axioms of Catastrophe: Coming and Ancestral Tactics”
Dee Hibbert-Jones, UC Santa Cruz
“Run With It”
Joseph Blankholm, UC Santa Barbara
“The Rituals of Secular Purification: Four Ways to Purify Religious Pollution”
Miriam Greenberg and Steve McKay, UC Santa Cruz
“Who Gets to Live in the Left-Most City? The Politics of Housing in Santa Cruz”