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. Attendance is currently restricted to IAS scholars. If you have questions about the Seminar, please contact Miriam Harris at 609-734-8250 or

Seminar Schedule


September 26 Wendy Brown


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

October 17 K-Sue Park  
October 24 Kian Goh


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  
November 21 JT Roane

Fire, Philadelphia

November 29
Minhua Ling  
December 5 Lynne Huffer  
December 12 Lorenzo Alunni  
January 23 Timothy Mitchell  
January 30 Heba Gowayed


February 6 Alyssa Battistoni  
February 13 Jennifer Lee  
February 21
Stefan Eich  
February 27 Christina Dunbar-Hester  
March 6
West Lecture Hall
Nayanika Mathur  
March 13 Maira Hayat  
March 20 Heather Davis  
March 27 Philippe Le Billon  
April 3 Natasha Iskander  
April 10 Sara Pursley  
April 17 Andreas Folkers


April 24 Matthew Salganik

The predictability conjecture

May 1 Julia Dehm  

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.