Speaker Series Archive

Spring 2023 Series


April 4 at 2pm PST Plantations Derivations with Taija McDougall, UC Irvine


April 11 at 2pm PST Social Diversity and the Future of Democracy with Luis Tapia Mealla, Universidad Mayor de San Andrés & Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México


April 25 at 2pm PST The Reality of Suspicion: On Blumenberg, Felski, and Bottomless Critique with Karen Feldman, UC Berkeley 


May 2 at 2pm PST The Predicament of Islamic Decoloniality in Turkey: Sufi Political Thought and the “Great East” Project of Necip Fazıl Kısakürek with Alev Çinar, Bilkent University


May 16 at 2pm PST Anarchafeminism with Chiara Bottici, The New School



Winter 2023 Series

Winter 23 Speaker Series Poster Archive

January 24th at 2pm Concrete Utopianism with Gary Wilder (City University of New York) in conversation with James Martel (San Francisco State University)

See excerpts from Concrete Utopianism here as discussed in the talk


February 21st at 2pm Making Internationalism with Christina Heatherton (Trinity College); co-sponsored by the Department of History


March 7 at 2pm Queer pleasure, resistance and pain in ex-prisoners’ narratives with Elena Vasiliou (UC Berkeley)



Fall 2022 Series


October 12th at 2pm Domesticity and Beyond with Gianluca Bonaiuti (University of Florence)

 *Not recorded*


October 19th at 2pm Materialism and Instrumentality with Dimitris Vardoulakis (Western Sydney University)


October 25th at 12pm The Professor of Desire: Charles Fournier's Sexual Utopia with Joan Scott (Institute for Advanced Study) - Zoom only event


November 2nd at 2pm Steppe Immunity with Christian Sorace (Colorado College)