Ann Laura Stoler
"History as Renegade Politics"
Friday, September 8, 11:00-1:45 pm
Asian American Cultural Center Lounge, 1210 W Nevada St
Ann Laura Stoler is Willy Brandt Distinguished University Professor of Anthropology and Historical Studies at The New School for Social Research in New York since 2004. She has worked for thirty years on colonial governance, racial epistemologies, and the sexual politics of empire. She was a visiting distinguished professor at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes and at the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris and is a recipient of Fulbright, Guggenheim, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Science Foundation, and Social Science Research Council fellowships. Her books include: Capitalism and Confrontation in Sumatra's Plantation Belt, 1870-1979 (Yale, 1985), Race and the Education of Desire (Duke, 1995), Carnal Knowledge and Imperial Power (California, 2002), Along the Archival Grain (Princeton, 2009), Duress: Imperial Durabilities in Our Times (Duke, 2016), and the edited volumes, Tensions of Empire with Frederick Cooper (California, 1997), Haunted by Empire (Duke, 2006), and Imperial Debris: On Ruins and Ruination (Duke, 2013).
Viet Thanh Nguyen
"Transpacific Frames of War, Memory, and Representation"
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