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Positions & Interventions Blog

Welcome to Positions & Interventions: a blog of the Cultural Studies Program at GMU. It features essays on contemporary culture by students, alumni, and professors of the Cultural Studies Program and interviews conducted by graduate students with distinguished speakers from our Cultural Studies colloquium series (CSC).

EDGES BLOG: CSC Interview with Benjamin Ginsberg

EDGES BLOG: CSC Interview with Benjamin Ginsberg

The Cultural Studies Program’s colloquium (CSC) series features talks by distinguished scholars from across the disciplines. Graduate students David Zeglen and Zachary Marschall interviewed Benjamin Ginsbergm, who studies the rise of administrative staff and the concurrent fall in full-time, tenured faculty positions in Universities.

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EDGES BLOG: 10th Annual Critiquing Culture Conference was held at George Mason University

EDGES BLOG: 10th Annual Critiquing Culture Conference was held at George Mason University

On October 1, the Cultural Studies Student Organizing Committee hosted the 10th annual Critiquing Culture Conference. It featured six paper panels with contributors from around the U.S. and Canada and a photographic exhibition on “Oppression and Structural Violence” by students and alumni of the American University graduate photography program. Read the article to find more about the conference.

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EDGES BLOG: CSC Interview with Ben Brewer

EDGES BLOG: CSC Interview with Ben Brewer

Graduate student Lindsey Macdonald interviewed Ben Brewer about his work that examines bikes as a way to understand craft economies and global commodity chains. If you missed Dr. Brewer's CSC talk, or want a refresher, check out this article.

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EDGES BLOG: CSC Interview with Libby Anker

EDGES BLOG: CSC Interview with Libby Anker

The Cultural Studies Program’s colloquium (CSC) series features talks by distinguished scholars from across the disciplines. Graduate student Caroline Guthrie interviewed Libby Anker about her book Orgies of Feeling, which explores how the genre of melodrama is present in modern politics.

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EDGES BLOG: CSC Interview with Daniel Zamora

EDGES BLOG: CSC Interview with Daniel Zamora

The Cultural Studies Program’s colloquium (CSC) series features talks by distinguished scholars from across the disciplines. Graduate student Dave Zeglen interviewed Daniel Zamora, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Click here to read more.

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EDGES BLOG: CSC Interview with Jordan Camp

EDGES BLOG: CSC Interview with Jordan Camp

The Cultural Studies Program’s colloquium (CSC) series features talks by distinguished scholars from across the disciplines. Graduate student Austin Gallas interviewed Jordan Camp, Postdoctoral Fellow at Brown University. See below for the transcript.

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EDGES BLOG: CSC Interview with Ella Shohat

EDGES BLOG: CSC Interview with Ella Shohat

The CSC series features talks by distinguished scholars from across the disciplines. Graduate student Basak Durgun interviewed Ella Shohat, Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, and Art and Public Policy, Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. Click to read the interview.

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EDGES BLOG: CSC Interview with Grace Hong

EDGES BLOG: CSC Interview with Grace Hong

The CSC series features talks by distinguished scholars from across the disciplines. Graduate student Tauheeda Yasin interviewed Grace Hong, Associate Professor of Gender Studies and Asian American Studies at University of California Los Angeles. Click to read the interview.

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EDGES BLOG: CSC Interview with Roderick Ferguson

EDGES BLOG: CSC Interview with Roderick Ferguson

The CSC series features talks by distinguished scholars from across the disciplines. Graduate student M. Liz Andrews interviewed Roderick Ferguson, Professor of American Studies, Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, and African and African American Studies at the University of Minnesota.

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