Upcoming events

  • Wed. March 4, 3:40 to 5 p.m. Palladium at Night: A Talk About a Satellite. Trevor Paglen's work deliberately blurs lines between science, contemporary art, journalism, and other disciplines to construct unfamiliar, yet meticulously researched ways to see and interpret the world around us. Paglen's visual work has been exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Tate Modern, London; The Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis; The San Francisco Museum of Modern... Trevor Paglen.
  • Mon. March 9, 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 Dr. Agard-Jones conducts ethnographic research. 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.
  • Wed. April 8, 3:40 to 5 p.m. Building Types and Geography: Conflicts to Avoid in Planning an Academic Career. Paul Groth, Department of Geography, UC Berkeley.
  • Wed. April 15, 3:40 to 5 p.m. Framing Detroit: Austerity,"Adjustment," and the Financialization of Urban Governance. This presentation explores Detroit’s role as a critical case of financialized urban governance, positioning the city’s recent bankruptcy as part of an extended historical process rather than a singular event. Jamie Peck, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia.

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