The Graduate Program for Cultural Studies at the University of Pittsburgh presents:
A Graduate Colloquium
with Special Guest,
Friday, April 24th, 2009
1501 Posvar Hall
Center for Latin American Studies and University Center for International Studies
The Graduate Program for Cultural Studies is proud to present our end of the year Graduate Colloquium and Guest Lecture. The presentations come out of Joshua Lund’s Cultural Studies Common Seminar, “Race in the Americas: The Biopolitical Turn,” and the guest lecture is by renowned Italian philosopher, Roberto Esposito.
2:30pm: Graduate Student Presentations:
Josh Beaty (Communications). “Border Patrols: The Creation and Maintenance of the Israeli People through Film and Television.”
Alessandra Chiriboga (Hispanic Languages and Literatures). “Security against Life: The Guatemalan ‘model village’.”
Sarah Ohmer (Hispanic Languages and Literatures). “Performative Responses to State Racism: 'KRUMPing' in the HollyWatts and the 'AfroReggae Cultural Movement' in Rio de Janeiro.”
3:30pm: Refreshments Please join us in room 2201 Posvar for some coffee and sweets.
4:00pm: Guest Lecture: "Time For Biopolitics" by visiting philosopher, Roberto Esposito (Italian Institute for the Human Sciences, Naples)
A Q & A with Esposito will follow the lecture.
The event is free and open at all. All lectures will be delivered in English. Please come to listen and to help us celebrate the end of the semester!
Thank you to our generous cosponsors:
Center for Latin American Studies
University Center for International Studies
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