Previous Distinguished Speakers and Spring Lecture Series Speakers

 

Spring 2017 Lectures

The Annual Spring Lecture Series

"The Archive"

Dr. Karen Till

Maynooth  University, Ireland

Lecture Title: "Archiving Bodies with Place: Re-inhabiting Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising in These Rooms (2016)" 

Please click the link to view the lecture

January 27

Dr. Kimberly Christen

Washington State University

Lecture Title: "Sovereignty in Practice: Digital Archives and Technologies of Protest"

Please click the link to view the lecture

February 17

Dr. Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra

The University of Texas at Austin

Lecture Title: "Silencing the Past: On Archives, Imperial Historiographies, and Forgotten Epistemologies"

March 10

Dr. Michelle Caswell

UCLA

Lecture Title: "Past Imperfect: Imagining Our Way Out of Annihilation in Archives”

April 14

 

FALL 2016 DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER

Dr. Elizabeth Shove, Friday October 14th, 2016, W.T. Young Library Auditorium. Please click the link to see the lecture. 

"Infrastructures and Practices" - Elizabeth Shove is professor of Sociology at Lancaster University and co-director of the DEMAND research centre (Dynamics of Energy, Mobility and Demand). She has written about consumption and everyday life (Comfort, Cleanliness and Convenience, 2003) and about social practice (The Dynamics of Social Practice, 2007) and is currently interested in bringing various strands of social theory to bear on issues of energy demand and mobility.


Spring 2016 Lectures

The Annual Spring Lecture Series

"Justice"

 

Dr. Lori Watson, Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of San Diego.

Lecture title: "Sex Equality and Public Reason." Please click the link to view the lecture.

Location: 18th floor, Patterson Office Tower.

February 5

Dr. Miriam Ticktin, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Co-Director of the Zolburg Institute on Migration and Mobility, The New School for Social Research.

Lecture title: "What Does Innocence Have to Do With Justice?"

Location: Young Library Auditorium, William T. Young Library.

February 26

Dr. Richard Wolff, Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Visiting Professor, Graduate Program in International Affairs, The New School.

Lecture title: "Capitalism vs Democracy: Facing/Solving the Contradiction." Please click the link to view the lecture.

Location: Young Library Auditorium, William T. Young Library.

March 25

Dr. Drucilla Cornell, Distinguished Professor of Political Science, Rutgers University.

Lecture Title: "Negotiations and the Claims of Justice".

Location: President's Room, Singletary Center.

CANCELLED

Fall 2015 Distinguished Speaker

 

Dr. Mahmood Mamdani, Friday, October 2nd, 3:30 p.m., Young Library Auditorium. Please click the link to see his lecture.

"Political Violence and Political Justice: A Critique of Criminal Justice as Accountability." Dr. Mahmood Mamdani is a distinguished public intellectual who has made important scholarly contributions to colonial and post-colonial theory, African politics, and a range of critical contemporary issues such as the "war on terror" and the roots of genocide. Dr. Mamdani is Herbert Lehman Professor of Government at the School of International and Public Affairs and Professor of Anthropology, Political Science and African Studies at Columbia University. He maintains his involvement with the intellectualand political life of his native Uganda as Director of the Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR) at Makerere University, in Kampala. Dr. Mamdani has written a number of important books that address the intersection between culture, identity, power, and politics, including Citizen and Subject: Contemporary Africa and The Legacy of Late Colonialism (1996), When Victims become Killers: Colonialism, Nativism, and the Genocide in Rwanda (2001), Good Muslim, Bad Muslim: America, the Cold War, and the Roots of Terror (2005), and Saviors and Survivors: Darfur, Politics, and the War on Terror (2010).

 

 

 

 

Spring 2015 Lectures

The Annual Spring Lecture Series

"Transnational Lives"

 

Dr. Nina Glick Schiller, Director of the Cosmopolitan Cultures Institute, University of Manchester. 

Lecture Title: “Perspectives On Nations Unbound: The Transnational Paradigm in the Current Conjecture” Please click the link to view the lecture.

Location: 18th floor, Patterson Office Tower. 

February 6

Professor Otto Santa Ana, UCLA. 

Lecture Title: "The Cowboy and the Goddess: News Myth-making about Immigrants” Please click the link to view the lecture.

Location: President's Room, Singletary Center for the Arts.

February 27

 

Dr. Floya Anthias, University of East London.

Lecture Title: "Transnational Mobilities and Translocational Belongings: Reflecting on Identities and Inequalities" Please click the link to view the lecture.

Location: 18th floor, Patterson Office Tower. 

April 3

 

Dr. William Nericcio,  English and Comparative Literature & Chicano/a Studies, San Diego State University.

Lecture Title: "Chicanosmosis and the Transnational Imaginary (Imaginary): 21st Century Mextasy in and Beyond the Ivory Tower" Please click the link to view the lecture.

Location: President's Room, Singletary Center for the Arts. 

April 24

 

 

Fall 2014 Distinguished Speaker

Dr. Margaret Archer, Friday, December 12, 4 pm., President's Room, Singletary Center for the Arts: Lecture. Please click the link to view the lecture.

The Relational Subject versus the Plural Subject: We Believe, Plan and Want, but Who or What are We?” Dr. Archer is a professor at l'Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland. Dr. Archer was a professor of Sociology at Warwick University where she developed her 'Morphogenetic Approach' to social theory. She heads the project at EPFL 'From Modernity to Morphogenesis'. She was elected as the first woman President of the International Sociological Association at the 12th World Congress of Sociology. She is a founding member of both the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences and the Academy of Learned Societies in the Social Sciences and is a trustee of the Centre for Critical Realism. She is best known for coining the term elisionism in her 1995 book Realist Social Theory: The Morphogenetic Approach.

Spring 2014 Lectures

The Annual Spring Lecture Series

"Market Failures" 

 

Dr. Peter Temin, Department of Economics and History, MIT. 

Lecture Title: "Lessons of the Great Depression." Please click the link to view the lecture.

Location: 18th floor, Patterson Office Tower. 

February 7

Dr. Greta Krippner, Sociology, University of Michigan.

Lecture Title: "The Crisis in Market Regulation." Please click the link to view the lecture.

Location: 18th floor, Patterson Office Tower. 

February 28

 

Dr. Cormac O'Grada, Economics, University College Dublin School of Economics

Lecture Title: "The Nature of Famines." Please click the link to view the lecture.

Location: 18th floor, Patterson Office Tower. 

April 4

 

Dr. Alex Callinicos, European Studies, King's College London. 

Lecture Title: "Bonfires of Illusions: the Twin Crises of the Liberal World." Please click the link to view the lecture.

Location: 18th floor, Patterson Office Tower. 

April 25

 

 

Fall 2013 Distinguished Speaker

Dr. Simon Critchley, November 14th at 4:00 p.m., Patterson Office Tower 18th Floor. "The Hamlet Doctrine" Please click the link to view the lecture.

Dr. Critchley is the Hans Jonas Professor of Philosophy at the New School for Social Research. He held the position of chair in philosophy at the New School from 2008–2011. He is particularly interested in modern Continental philosophy, but has written on a variety of themes such as ethical and political theory, the relation between philosophy and poetry, and the nature of humor. Dr. Critchley’s books include Faith of the Faithless (2012), Impossible Objects (2011), How to Stop Living and Start Worrying (2010), The Book of Dead Philosophers (2009), Infinitely Demanding (2007), Things Merely Are (2005), On Humour (2002), and Continental Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction (2001). Dr. Critchley also moderates “The Stone,” an opinion series in The New York Times that features the writing of contemporary philosophers which ranges in topic from art, war, popular culture, and more.

Spring 2013 Lectures

The Annual Spring Lecture Series

"Mapping"

 

Dr. Derek Gregory, Geography, University of British Columbia in Vancouver

Lecture Title: "Gabriel's War: Cartography, Corpography, and Modern War" Please click the link to view the lecture.

Location: Lexmark Room, Main Building

January 25

Neil Brenner, Urban Theory, Harvard Graduate School of Design

Lecture Title: "The Urban Age in Question"

Location: Lexmark Room, Main Building

February 22

Tom Conley, Departments of Romance Languages and Visual and Environmental Studies, Harvard

Lecture Title: "Table, Map and Text: Writing in France Circa 1600"     Please click the link to view the lecture.

Location: Lexmark Room, Main Building

March 8

Swati Chattopadhyay, History of Art and Architecture, University of California Santa Barbara

Lecture Title: "A Geography of Small Spaces"

Location: Lexmark Room, Main Building

April 9
Spring 2012 Lectures
The Annual Spring Lecture Series
"Security"
 
Professor Michael Hardt, the Program in Literature, Duke University
Lecture Title: “What To Do in a Crisis.”
Location: West End Room, 18th Floor Patterson Office Tower
 
February 3
Professor Russ Castronovo, Department of English, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Lecture Title: "State Secrets: Ben Franklin and Wikileaks"
Location: West End Room, 18th Floor Patterson Office Tower
 
March 2
Professor Stuart Elden, Department of Geography, Durham University
Lecture Title:  “Secure the Volume: Vertical Geopolitics and the Depth of Power”
Location: West End Room, 18th Floor Patterson Office Tower
 
 
March 30
Professor Jane Guyer, Department of Anthropology, Johns Hopkins University
Lecture Title: “Insecurities of Money” Please click the link to view the lecture.
Location: President's Room, Singletary Center for the Arts
April 20

Fall 2011 Distinguished Speaker

John Paul Jones III (Dean of Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of Arizona)
 
Title: "THE POLITICS OF AUTONOMOUS SPACES" Please click the link to view the lecture.
Date: Friday October 14, 2011
Location:  West End Boardroom-18th floor Patterson Office Tower
Time: 2:00-4:00 pm
Reception 6:00-7:30 pm.
Commonwealth House, Gaines Center
 
A forum featuring Committee on Social Theory founders:
JP Jones III, Wolfgang Natter, Ted Schatzki
Friday, October 14, 12-2 pm
Bingham Davis House, Gaines Center
Spring 2011 Lectures
The Annual Spring Lecture Series
"Self/Story: Perspectives on Life Narrative"
 
Professor Sidonie Smith, Martha Guernsey Colby Collegiate Professor of English and Women’s Studies, Department of English, University of Michigan
Title: "America’s Exhibit A: Hillary Rodham Clinton’s Living History and the Genres of Authenticity"
 
February 4
Professor Roy Baumeister, Frances Eppes Eminent Scholar, Department of Psychology, Florida State University 
Title: "Heartbreak, Anger, Guilt, and Sex: Autobiographical Narratives as Scientific Method for Studying Inner Life"
February 25
Professor Keith Knapp, Professor of History, The Citadel
Title: "Accumulating Examples of Virtue and Vice: Collective Biography Writing in Medieval China"
 
March 25
Professor Terry Castle, Walter A. Haas Professor of Humanities, Department of English, Stanford University
Title: "Return of the Living Professors: Writing 'Academically,' Writing Personally" Please click the links to watch the lecture. Part One. Part Two. Part Three.
Location: President's Room, Singletary Center for the Arts 
 
April 22 
Fall 2010 Distinguished Speaker
 

Jean Comaroff, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Chicago.


Date:            Tuesday, November 30th, 2010
Event:           Working lunch
Time:            Noon-2:00pm
Place:           245 Patterson Office Tower




Date:            Wednesday, December 1st, 2010
Event:           Lecture
Title:             "Theory from the South: Or, How Europe is Evolving Toward Africa."
Time:            4:00pm -6:00pm
Place:           West End Room 18th Floor, Patterson Office Tower

Reception from 6:00pm to 7:30pm at the Commonwealth House of the Gaines Center.




 

 

Spring 2010 Lectures
The Annual Spring Lecture Series
"Law, Sex, Family"

Marianne Noble, Literature, American University
Title: "The Limits of Empathy and The Promise of Sex in Walt Whitman and Julia Ward Howe" Please click the links to view the lecture. Part One. Part Two.

February 5 

Eithne Luibhéid, Gender and Women's Studies, University of Arizona
"Pregnant Migrants Aim for Ireland": Nationalist Sexuality, Transnational Migration, and Neoliberal Inequalities"

February 26 

Durba Ghosh, History, Cornell University

Title: "Colonial Cosmopolitans: 'Criminals' and Other Low-Lifes in Calcutta in the 18th Century"

 

March 26

Maxine Eichner, Law/Political Science, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Title: "The Supportive State: Families, Government, and America's Political Ideals"

 

April 23 

 
Fall 2009 Distinguished Speaker

The Committee on Social Theory welcomes our Fall 2009 Distinguished Author.

Nancy Armstrong is the Gilbert, Louis, and Edward Lehrman Professor of English at Duke University.

Friday:  November 6, 2009
Title:     "A Gothic History of the British Novel"
Time:    2:00pm-4:00pm
Place:   West End Board Room 18th floor, Patterson Office Tower

Reception following from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the Commonwealth House of the Gaines Center

Nancy Armstrong is the author of four highly acclaimed books:

  1. How Novels Think: The Limits of Individualism 1719-1900. Columbia University Press, 2005.
  2. Fiction in the Age of Photography: The Legacy of British Realism. Harvard University Press, 1999.
  3. (with Leonard Tennenhouse) The Imaginary Puritan: Literature, Intellectual Labor, and the Origins of Personal Life. University of California Press, 1992.
  4. Desire and Domestic Fiction: A Political History of the Novel. Oxford University Press, 1987.

 

Spring 2009 Lectures
The Annual Spring Public Lecture Series
"Consuming Cultures"

Richard Wilk, Anthropology & Gender Studies, Indiana University.


Lecture Title: "The Morality of Drinking Bottled Water"

 

February 6 

Susan Bordo, Gender & Women’s Studies, University of Kentucky.
 

Lecture Title: "Beyond 'Eating Disorders': Why We Need to Re-think Everything We Thought We Knew"

 

February 27 

Joshua Gamson, Sociology, University of San Francisco.

Lecture Title: "Celebrity Culture Old and New"

 

March 6

Deborah Gewertz and Frederick K Errington, Anthropology, Amherst College & Trinity College.
 

Lecture Title: "One Supersize Does Not Fit All: Lamb Flap Versus Big Mac in the Politics of Personal Consumption"

 

April 3 

Matthew Hilton, History, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom

Lecture Title: "Consumer Activism in an Era of Globalisation"
 

 

April 24 
Fall 2008 Distinguished Speaker

The Committee on Social Theory Welcomes our Fall 2008 Distinguished Visiting Author Elizabeth Povinelli, Department of Anthropology, Columbia University.

Friday:  November 14, 2008
Title:  "Economies of Abandonment"
Time:  2:00pm-4:00pm
Place:  West End Board Room 18th floor, Patterson Office Tower

Reception following from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the Commonwealth House of the Gaines Center

Elizabeth Povinelli is Professor of Anthropology and Gender Studies at Columbia University where she has also served as Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Law and Culture and is currently Director of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender.  Her research and writing have focused on social belonging and late liberalism.

College of Arts and Sciences
Dean's Visiting Professor (2008)
Wendy Larner

The Committee on Social Theory welcomes College of Arts and Sciences Dean 's Visiting Professor Wendy Larner

Wendy Larner is a Professor of Human Geography and Sociology at the University of Bristol, Great Britain.  Her research is situated in the interdisciplinary fields of globalization, governance and gender, linking the insights of critical social theory with a strong commitment to empirical research. She has a long standing interest in theorizing neo-liberalism and 'post-welfarist' governance, including empirical research on economic and social policies, industry restructuring, and community development.

Title: " Globalization, the 'New Economy' and Working Women:  Theorizing from the New Zealand Designer Fashion Industry"
Date:  Friday, September 26th, 2008
Time:  4:00pm-5:15pm
Place:  West End Room 18th floor, Patterson Office Tower

Reception from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the Commonwealth House of the Gaines Center

Sponsored by the Office of the Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, with support from the Departments of Anthropology, Gender and Women's Studies, Geography, and Sociology.

 

Spring 2008 Lectures
The Annual Spring Lecture Series
"War"
Gerry Kearns, Geography, University of Cambridge

Lecture Title: "Conservative and Progressive Geopolitics"

February 1
Lale Yalçin-Heckmann, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

Lecture Title: "Land, Territory and Property in War: Examples from the Caucasus and the Middle East"

February 22
Dana Nelson, English and Social Theory, Vanderbilt University.

Lecture Title: "Democracy *Presidentialism* War"

This lecture is a presentation from Dana Nelson's book, Bad for Democracy: How the Presidency Undermines the Power of the People, University of Minnesota Press, September 2008.

March 21

Marilyn Young, History, New York University.

Lecture Title:"Lost in the Desert"
 

April 11
Fall 2007 Distinguished Speaker

 

Joan Wallach Scott, Harold F. Linder Professor from School of Social Science, Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ.

Thursday, November 8, 2007
Title:  "Cover-up: French Gender Equality and the Islamic Headscarf"
Time:  4:00pm-5:30pm
Place:  West End Room 18th floor, Patterson Office Tower

Reception following from 5:30pm to 7:15pm at the Commonwealth House of the Gaines Center

Friday, November 9, 2007
Title:  "Academic Freedom in Danger, or Anti-Intellectualism in American life revisited"
Time:  2:00pm-3:30pm
Place:  West End Room 18th floor, Patterson Office Tower

Joan Scott is known internationally for writings that theorize gender as an analytic category. She is a leading figure in the emerging field of critical history. Her ground-breaking work has challenged the foundations of conventional historical practice, including the nature of historical evidence and historical experience and the role of narrative in the writing of history, and has contributed to a transformation of the field of intellectual history. Scott's recent books focus on gender and democratic politics. They include Gender and the Politics of History (1988), Only Paradoxes to Offer: French Feminists and the Rights of Man (1996), and  Parité: Sexual Equality and the Crisis of French Universalism (2005).  Princeton University Press has published "The Politics of the Veil."

Spring 2007 Lectures
The Annual Spring Lecture Series
"Migrations, Displacements, and Mobilities"

Christian Joppke, Political Science, American University of Paris.

Lecture Title: “Immigration and Citizenship:  Recent Trends in Theory and Policy"
 

February 2

Jon Goss, Geography, University of Hawaii.

Lecture Title: “Deathly Attraction(s): The Lure of Dark Tourism and Tourist Objects”

 

February 23

Jonathan Fox, Latin American and Latino Studies, University of California at Santa Cruz.

Lecture Title: “Exit, Then Voice: Emerging Mexican Migrant Civil Society”

 

March 23
Fall 2006 Distinguished Speaker

Walter Benn Michaels, professor of English and department head at the University of Illinois at Chicago, will deliver two lectures:

Thursday, 4:00pm-5:30pm
"Model Minorities: The Function of Race in American Literary Studies"

Friday, 2:00pm-3:30pm
"The Death of a Beautiful Woman: Memento and the Idea of Aesthetic Form"

 

Spring 2006 Lectures
The Annual Spring Lecture Series
"Emotion"

Dr. Jay Winter, Charles J. Stille Professor of History, Yale University.

Lecture Title: " Anger and Memory: The Moral Witness and the Two World Wars"
 

January 27

William Miller, Thomas G. Long Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School.

Lecture Title: "Eye for An Eye" 
 

February 17

Dr. Mary Floyd-Wilson, Associate Professor of English, University of North Carolina.

Lecture Title: "Macbeth's English Epicures and Scottish Witches" 
 

March 10

Dr. Mark Jarzombek, Director of the Program in History/Theory and Criticism of Architecture and Art Professor of the History of Architecture, MIT.

Lecture Title: "Ideology of 'Experience': The Phenomenological Turn in Architecture in the 1970s" 
 

April 7

 

Fall 2005 Distinguished Speaker             

Dr. John Hartigan Jr, professor of Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin.

Spring 2005 Lectures

The Annual Spring Lecture Series

"Intimacy"

 
Ethan Watters, Freelance Journalist, Writer - San Francisco.  
Ida Susser, (Anthropology, CUNY Graduate Center and Hunter College) and David Buss (Psychology, University of Texas, Austin).  
Marianne Hirsch, English and Comparative Literature, Institute on Women and Gender, Columbia University.  
 

Fall 2004 Distinguished Speaker

Christopher Lane, English Northwestern University.

 

 

Spring 2004 Lectures

The Annual Spring Lecture Series

"Religion and Identity"

  
Massimo Pigliucci, Botany/Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Tennessee  
Bobby Sayyid, Sociology and Social Policy, University of Leeds.  
Ian Markham, Theology and Ethics, Hartford Seminary.  
Judith Weisenfeld, Religion, Vassar College.  
Laennec Hurbon, Research, Centre Nationale de la Recherche Scietifique Paris.  
Fall 2003 Distinguished Speaker
W.J.T Mitchell, English and Art History, University of Chicago. 

Spring 2003 Lectures

The Annual Spring Lecture Series

"Locating Globalization"

 
Neil Smith, Anthropology and Geology, CUNY.  
David Ruccio, Economics, Notre Dame.  
Tyler Stovall, History, University of California Berkeley.  
Matt Sparke, Geography, University of Washington.  
Hamid Naficy, Art and Art History, Rice University.  
Fall 2002 Distinguished Speaker
Jeffrey Alexander, Sociology, Yale University.

Spring 2002 Lectures

The Annual Spring Lecture Series

"Civil Practice/Civil Societies"

 

 
Anne McClintock, English and Women's Studies, University of Wisconsin.
Richard Couto, Jepson School of Leadership Studies, University of Richmond.  
Martin Marty, Divinity School, University of Chicago.  
James Bohman, Philosophy, St. Louis University.  
Katharyne Mitchell, Geography, University of Washington.  
Fall 2001 Distinguished Speaker
Charles Lemert, Sociology, Weselyan University.

Spring 2001 Lectures

The Annual Spring Lecture Series

"Metropolis"

 
Alex Krieger, Urban Design, Harvard University.  
Steve Pile, Geography, The Open University.  
Jane M. Jacobs, Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Melbourne.  
Patrick O'Connor, Spanish, University of Chicago.  
Joseph Keft, History, University of Virginia.  

Fall 2000 Distinguished Speaker
Nancy Fraser, Political Science, New School for Social Research.

 

Spring 2000 Lectures

The Annual Spring Lecture Series

"Children at the Millennium"

 
Anne Higgonnet, Art History, Wellesley.  
James Kincaid, English, University of Southern California.  
Dan Kindlon, Psychiatry and Maternal and Child Health, Harvard University.  
Jo Boyden, Refugee Studies Programme, Oxford University.  
Nancy L. Stein, Psychology, University of Chicago.  
Fall 1999 Distinguished Speaker
Hans Jörg Rheinberger, Max Plank Institute, Berlin.

Spring 1999 Lectures

The Annual Spring Lecture Series

"Masculinity and the Male Body"

 
Michael Kimmel, Sociology, SUNY Stony Brook  
Richard Wrangham, Anthropology, Harvard University.  
Klaus Theweleit, Sociology, Frieburg University.  
Peter Jackson, Geography, Sheffield University.  
Fred Pfeil, English, Trinity College.  
Fall 1998 Distinguished Speaker
Tom Nairn, University of Edinburgh.

Spring 1998 Lectures

The Annual Spring Lecture Series

"Nation Theory"

 
Geoff Eley, History, University of Michigan.  
Marie Smyth, University of Belfast.  
Domna Stanton, French, University of Michigan.  
Cairns Craig, English, University of Edinburgh.  
J. Victor Koschmann, History, Cornell University.  
Fall 1997 Distinguished Speaker
Martin Jay, History, University of California Berkeley.

Spring 1997 Lectures

The Annual Spring Lecture Series

"Whiteness"

 
David Roediger, History and American Studies, University of Minnesota.  
Earl Lewis, History, University of Michigan.  
Linda Alcoff, Philosophy, Syracuse University.  
Mark Wigley, Architecture, Princeton University.  
Chris Newfield, English, University of California Santa Barbara.  
Fall 1996 Distinguished Speaker
Jane Flax, Government, Harvard University.

Spring 1998 Lectures

The Annual Spring Lecture Series

"Crisis in Progress: Revisiting Ecological - Social Justice"

 
Robert Bullard, Justice Research Center, Clark Atlanta.  
David Harvey, Geography, Johns Hopkins University.  
Timothy Luke, Political Science, VPI.  
Carolyn Merchant, Conservation and Resource Studies, University of California Berkeley.  
Michael Zimmerman, Philosophy, Tulane University.  
Fall 1995 Distinguished Speaker
Seyla Benhabib, Government/Center for European Studies, Harvard University.

Spring 1995 Lectures

The Annual Spring Lecture Series

"Representing Reason"

 
Russell Berman, German Studies, Stanford University  
Hubert Dreyfus, Philosophy, University of California Berkeley.  
Elizabeth Grosz, Cultural Studies, Monash University.  
Timothy Mitchell, Political Science, New York University.  
Michael Roth, History, Claremont Graduate University.  
Fall 1994 Distinguished Speaker
Dominick LaCapra, History/Humanities Center, Cornell University.

Spring 1994 Lectures

The Annual Spring Lecture Series

"Disciplining Boundaries"

 
Stewart Clegg, Management, University of Western Sydney.  
Arturo Escobar, Anthropology, University of Massachusetts Amherst.  
David Lloyd, English, University of California Berkeley.  
Doreen Massey, Geography, The Open University.  
Charles Tilly, Center for the Study of Social Change, The New School.  
Fall 1993 Distinguished Speaker
David Biale, Graduate Theological Union, University of California Berkeley.

Spring 1993 Lectures

The Annual Spring Lecture Series

"Contemporary Democracy and Democratic Theory"

 
Ben Agger, Sociology, SUNY Buffalo.  
Sam Bowles and Herbert Gintis, Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst.  
Chantal Mouffe, College International de Philosophie, Paris.  
Michele Wallace, English and Women's Studies, City College.  
Iris Young, Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh.  
Fall 1992 Distinguished Speaker
Mark Poster, History/Critical Theory, University of California Irvine.

Spring 1992 Lectures

The Annual Spring Lecture Series

"The Social and Political Body"

 
Judith Butler, Rhetoric, University of California Berkeley.  
Thomas Laqueur, History, University of California Berkeley.  
Emily Martin, Anthropology, Johns Hopkins University.  
John O'Neill, Sociology, York University.  
Kathy Peiss, History, Rutgers University.  
Fall 1991 Distinguished Speaker
Douglas Kellner, Philosophy, University of Texas Austin.

Spring 1991 Lectures

The Annual Spring Lecture Series

"Objectivity and Its Others"

 
Jim Boon, Anthropology, Princeton University.  
David Hoy, Philosophy, University of California Santa Cruz.  
Gunnar Olsson, Geography, Nordplan Stockholm.  
Bonnie Smith, History, Rutgers University.  
Sam Weber, English, University of California Los Angeles.  

 

Spring 1990 Lectures

The Annual Spring Lecture Series

"Reassessing Modernity and Postmodernity"

 
Richard Bernstein, Philosophy, The New School.  
Fred Dallmayr, Government, University of Notre Dame.  
Catherine Lutz, Anthropology, University of North Carolina.  
Rainer Nägele, German, Johns Hopkins University.  
Edward Soja, Architecture/Urban Planning, University of California Los Angeles.  

Spring 1989 Lectures

The Annual Spring Lecture Series

"Multidisciplinary Perspectives in Social Theory"

 
Derek Gregory, Geography, The University of British Columbia.  
Davyd Greenwood, Anthropology, Cornell University.  
Bob Jessop, Government, Essex and the University of Chicago.  
Dominick LaCapra, History, Cornell University.  
Charles Taylor, Philosophy, McGill University.  

 

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