Social Science Seminar 2022-2023

Unless otherwise noted in bold below, the Social Science Seminar meets each week on Monday from 10:00am-11:45am in the Dilworth Room. Attendees include the Faculty, Members, and Visitors of the School of Social Science as well as invited colleagues from the School of Historical Studies

Seminar Schedule


September 26 Wendy Brown

Rethinking Politics and Freedom in the (Late) Anthropocene       

October 3
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  REGISTER

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

Urbanizing Climate Justice

October 31 Didier Fassin  
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

Fire, Philadelphia

November 29
Minhua Ling The End of the Chinese Village?
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
January 23 Timothy Mitchell The Future of Growth
January 30 Heba Gowayed


February 6 Alyssa Battistoni Freedom without the Free Gift: Beyond Necessity
February 13 Jennifer Lee  
February 21
Stefan Eich  
February 27 Christina Dunbar-Hester "Productive Nature”? Quantifying Habitat on the California Coast
March 6
West Lecture Hall
Nayanika Mathur Beastly Tales from the Indian Himalaya: an Anthropology for the Anthropocene
March 13 Maira Hayat  
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  
April 10 Sara Pursley Political Sociality in the Narrowing of Time: Hibat al-Din al-Shahrastani and the 1920 Iraqi Revolution
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 on this site. Please refer to the descriptions above for exact topic of talk.