Keynote Speaker


Loic Wacquant




We are proud to announce that this year's keynote speaker is Loic Wacquant,

a distinguished scholar working in the areas of: urban ethnography, classic

and contemporary social theory, carceral institutions in the government of

misery, as well as violence and the body. Wacquant will be speaking on his

recent work, participating in a panel discussion on urban ethnography, and

introducing the film, Sociology is a Combat Sport. This film depicts a day

in the life of Pierre Bourdieu, with whom Professor Wacquant worked closely

for over a decade.



Loic Wacquant is currently Professor of Sociology at the University of

California-Berkeley and Researcher at the Centre de Sociologie europeenne

du College de France, Paris.