Social Science Seminar 2022-2023

*CHANGE OF VENUE* As of November 21, the Social Science Seminar returns to the Dilworth Room. The seminar meets on Mondays, from 10:00am-11:45am (any exceptions are noted below in bold). Attendees include the Faculty, Members, and Visitors in the School of Social Science as well as invited colleagues from the School of Historical Studies

Seminar Schedule

2022

September 26 Wendy Brown

Rethinking Politics and Freedom in the (Late) Anthropocene       

October 3
12:30-2:15pm
West Lecture Hall
Samera Esmeir

The Struggle That Remains: Between World and International            

October 10 Catalina Muñoz

Historical Thinking and Transitional Justice: Perspectives from Colombia 

October 17 K-Sue Park Homesteading and the American Dream
October 24 Kian Goh

Urbanizing Climate Justice 

October 31 Didier Fassin

The Judge and the Ethnographer: Recounting a Police Killing and Revisiting its Dismissal 

November 7 Saygun Gökarıksel Moral Autopsy: A Critical Anthropology of Reckoning with the Communist Past in the European East  
November 14 Hillary Angelo Power and Light: Public Lands and the Energy Transition  
November 21 JT Roane

Plot  

November 29
Tuesday
Minhua Ling The End of the Chinese Village?  REGISTER
December 5 Lynne Huffer Inhuman Time: The Ethics of Extinction in the Anthropocene
December 12 Lorenzo Alunni Odysseus' Scar: Bodies and Borders in the Mediterranean
 
2023
January 23 Timothy Mitchell The Future of Growth
January 30 Heba Gowayed

The Cost of Borders

February 6 Alyssa Battistoni Freedom without the Free Gift: Beyond Necessity

February 13
Dilworth Room

Jennifer Lee Reclaiming Narratives of Asian Americans: Immigration, Discrimination, and Affirmative Action
February 21
Tuesday
Stefan Eich The Price of Democratic Time: Keynes, Credit, and Carbon
February 27 Christina Dunbar-Hester The Fungible Coast? California Wildlife Conservation in the Space of Empire
March 6
11am-12:45pm
Nayanika Mathur Beastly Tales from the Indian Himalaya: an Anthropology for the Anthropocene
March 13 Maira Hayat The Material Foundation of Authority: Bureaucracy and Water
March 20 Heather Davis Petro-time: on the temporal politics of climate change
March 27 Philippe Le Billon

Green Extractivism and the Climate Crisis 

April 3 Natasha Iskander Power made concrete: The labor politics of decarbonization
April 10 Sara Pursley The Enclosure of Iraq: Insurgency, Territory, Law
April 17 Andreas Folkers

Fossil modernity. A natural history of the present

April 24 Julia Dehm

Accounting for Carbon: Targets, Inventories and Risks

May 1 Matthew Salganik The predictability conjecture
 

Seminar subjects may vary from the personal statements of Members included elsewhere on this site. Please refer to the titles above for the topic of each talk.