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Follow our Seminar Series as we take a look at some of the most pressing intellectual and political questions of our day with guest scholars from around the globe. The Department of Politics is internationally recognized as one of the leading sites for the study of politics informed by a diverse range of critical intellectual approaches.

Winter 2021 Seminar Series


Aaron Jaffe

Date: Monday, January 11, 2021
Time: 2:30 - 4:00 PM
Topic:
 The Theoretical Grounds and Entailments of Social Reproduction Theory


Adom Getachew

Date: Monday, January 18, 2021
Time: 2:30 - 4:00 PM
Topic:
 Worldmaking After Empire: The Rise and Fall of Self-Determination


Quinn Slobodian

Date: Monday, February 1, 2021
Time: 2:30 - 4:00 PM
Topic:
 Elite Losers: Trump, Steel, and the Backlash Against Neoliberal Constitutionalism from Above


Ashley Bohrer

Date: Monday, February 8, 2021
Time: 2:30 - 4:00 PM
Topic:
 Beyond Flow: Capitalism, Confinement, and Captivity


Ali Riza Gungen

Date: Friday, March 26, 2021
Time: 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Topic:
 Turkey's Public Banks amid the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Case of Authoritarian Crisis Management


Enzo Traverso

Date: Friday, April 9, 2021
Time: 2:30 - 4:00 PM
Topic:
 "The Locomotives of History": Historicizing Revolution


John S. Saul

Date: Fall 2021
Time: TBC
Topic:
 On Researching and Rethinking the Thirty Years War for Southern African Liberation, 1960-1994

Past Series

Athina Karatzogianni

Date: Monday, December 7, 2020
Time: 2:30 - 4:00 PM
Topic:
 Sleeping on a Volcano: The Ideologization Process on Digital Networks

Sheri Berman

Date: Friday, December 4, 2020
Time: 2:30 - 4:00 PM
Topic:
 Democracy and Dictatorship in Europe: From the Ancien Régime to the Present Day

Anthony Farley

Date: Monday, November 9, 2020
Time: 2:30 - 4:00 PM
Topic:
 Trump's Undead Americans


Robert Nichols

Date: Monday, November 2, 2020
Time: 2:30 - 4:00 PM
Topic:
 Theft is Property! Dispossession and Critical Theory


Johanna Fernández

Date: Monday, October 26, 2020
Time: 2:30 - 4:00 PM
Topic:
 The Young Lords: A Radical History


Thea Riofrancos

Date: Monday, September 21, 2020
Time: 2:30 - 4:00 PM
Topic:
 Radicals: From Petro-Nationalism to Post-Extractivism in Ecuador