Political Theory Workshop

Spring 2016 Schedule
All events held at 4:30pm in Room 5200 of The Graduate Center; we ask that attendees read the paper before the workshop. 

Thursday, February 11, 2016
Cedric Johnson, University of Illinois at Chicago
“A Gale of Two Cities: New Orleans, Baltimore, and the Power of Liberal anti-Racism”
Discussant: Daniel Rogers
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Thursday, March 3, 2016
Jane Bennett, Johns Hopkins University
“Whitman’s Sympathies”
Discussant: Emily Crandall
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Thursday, March 31, 2016
Bonnie Honig, Brown University
“What Kind of a Thing is Land?: Hannah Arendt’s Object Relations (or, The Human Condition: A Jewish Reading)”
Discussant: Amy Schiller

Thursday, May 5, 2016
Cristina Beltran, New York University
“Enlisting the State: Queer Sovereignty and Immigrant Rights”
Discussant: Max Burkey
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Fall 2015

Thursday, September 10, 2015
Leonard Feldman, CUNY Graduate Center
“Policing as a ‘Legal Grey Hole'”
Discussant: Francisco Fortuno-Bernier
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Thursday, October 8, 2015
Jodi Dean, Hobart & William Smith Colleges
“The Passional Dynamics of the Communist Party”
Discussant: Joshua Sperber
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Thursday, November 12, 2015
Banu Bargu, The New School
“The Althusserian Swerve”
Discussant: Puangchon Unchanam
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Thursday, December 3, 2015
Nichole Shippen, La Guardia Community College, CUNY
“The Politics of Multi-Ethnic Comedy: Comedy as a Critical Political Education”
Discussant: Nick Reynolds