Upcoming events

  • Wed. January 28, 3:40 to 5 p.m. The Delta Connectome: Structure and transport dynamics of delta networks across scales. In this talk, Dr. Passalacqua will present the idea of the Delta Connectome, a research framework based on the general idea of a delta as a directed network of connected paths (physical, functional, and conceptual paths of process coupling) which interact continuously at a broad range of space and time scales and dictate system response to change. Dr. Paola Passalacqua, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin.
  • Wed. February 25, 3:40 to 5 p.m. The Moral Economy of Murder: Gangs, Death and Social Order in Contemporary Nicaragua. This presentation will explore the evolving moral and ethical underpinnings of killing and dying in a gang-affected urban neighbourhood in Managua, the capital city of Nicaragua. Dr. Dennis Rodgers, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow.
  • Wed. March 4, 3:40 to 5 p.m. Body Burdens: Soil, Sediment and Accretive Violence in Martinique. For the past half century, anglophone toxicologists and environmental activists have used the term “body burden” to describe the accumulated amount of harmful substances present in human bodies. In recent years, “charges corporelles” have emerged as part of the popular conversation in Martinique, a French territory in the Caribbean where I conduct ethnographic research. Chlordécone, a pesticide... Vanessa Agard-Jones, Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Yale University.
  • Wed. March 18, 3:40 to 5 p.m. Postcolonial Technopolitics. Kavita Philip is an Associate Professor in the UCI Department of History. Her research interests are in technology in the developing world; transnational histories of science and technology; gender, race, globalization and postcolonialism; environmental history; and new media theory. Her essays have appeared in the journals Cultural Studies, Postmodern Culture, NMediaC, Radical History Review,... Kavita Philip, Department of History, University of California, Irvine.

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