Winter 2020 Colloquium Series

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.

January 15
Savannah Shange, UC Santa Cruz
Abolition as Method: Anti-blackness, Anthropology, and Ethics

January 22
Carlos Motta, Artist
We the Enemy

January 29
Robert Nichols, University of Minnesota
Theft is Property! Dispossession and Critical Theory

February 5
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.

February 12 
Michael Allan, University of Oregon
World Pictures/Global Visions

February 19 
Elizabeth Povinelli, Columbia University
The Axioms of Catastrophe: Coming and Ancestral Tactics

February 26
Dee Hibbert-Jones, UC Santa Cruz
Run With It

March 4
Joseph Blankholm, UC Santa Barbara
The Rituals of Secular Purification: Four Ways to Purify Religious Pollution

Special Session
March 4
Miriam Greenberg and Steve McKay, UC Santa Cruz
“Who Gets to Live in the Left-Most City? The Politics of Housing in Santa Cruz”

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