Cultural Studies
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Upcoming Events


CSC: "Theorizing Freedom, Radicalizing the Black Radical Tradition"

with Neil Roberts, Associate Professor of Africana Studies, political theory and the philosophy of religion at Williams College, and President of the Caribbean Philosophical Association.

Thursday, March 2, 2017 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Johnson Center, Meeting Room D

GMU Cultural Studies presents, in conjunction with the English Department: Roberts' public lecture draws upon core claims advanced in the author’s award-winning book Freedom as Marronage and the contemporary implications of the argument for the meaning of freedom, the types of texts we consult to study ideas and phenomena, and the black radical tradition. It argues that marronage is a conception of freedom emanating from the latter whose heuristic value spans epochs and intellectual traditions. The talk discusses black politics, Afro-Caribbean thought, the meaning of radical, and the contours of the black radical tradition; posits marronage as a suggestive philosophy and political imaginary to radicalize this tradition in more useful ways than alternative contemporary discourses; and responds thematically to the most challenging critiques to its theorization.

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CSC: "They Are Bringing Drugs, Crime and Rape: Gender, Race, and the Cultural Politics of U.S. Immigration"

with Leah Perry, Assistant Professor of Cultural Studies SUNY Empire State College

Thursday, March 9, 2017 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Johnson Center, Meeting Room D

As part of our Spring 2017 Colloquium Series, GMU Cultural Studies is proud to present a talk on U.S. immigration and its gender and racial aspects by Leah Perry, assistant professor of Cultural Studies at SUNY Empire State College. Her research interests encompass gender and sexuality, American Studies, immigration, race and ethnicity, and media and popular culture. She is the author of "The Cultural Politics of U.S. Immigration: Gender, Race, and Media" (New York University Press, 2016).

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