CSC: The New Project of Cultural Studies

Jaafar Aksikas, Columbia College

Thursday, October 2, 2014 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Johnson Center, Meeting Room E

Jaafar Aksikas is Associate Professor of Cultural Studies at Columbia College and President of the Cultural Studies Association. His books include Arab Modernities (2009) and The Sirah [Epic] of Antar: An Islamic Interpretation of Arab and Islamic History (2002). He is coeditor of several volumes including, most recently, a collection (with Sean J. Andrews), Cultural Studies of/and the Law, for the international journal Cultural Studies (2014).

Was higher education ever “free” of crisis? What is specific about its current crises? In a moment characterized by organic and conjunctural crises and uncertainties of all kinds – social, economic, political, cultural, educational, and intellectual that should and could be the intellectual and political projects of Cultural Studies?