STUDIO-SESSIONS: Militarizing Critical Theory: Asymmetric Warfare and Culture

Location: UC Irvine | Time: May 18, 2007
STUDIO-SESSIONS:  Militarizing Critical Theory: Asymmetric Warfare and Culture

Current instrumentalities of war rely heavily for their concept and inspiration on poststructuralist thinkers, among several others. These appropriations act as a provocation for scholars in the humanities to think freshly, within the frame of intended and unintended complicities, about these legacies at the present juncture. This might immediately suggest something like the Heidegger and …

Gender, Sexual Dissidence, and Critical Human Rights: A Dialogue across the U.S. and Egypt

Location: Live Webcast: An On-Line Critical Dialogue | Time: March 16th, 2006
Gender, Sexual Dissidence, and Critical Human Rights:  A Dialogue across the U.S. and Egypt

This dialogue with researchers and activists in Cairo was held to learn from people involved on the community level about urgent issues pertaining to Muslim communities. Organized by a UCHRI residential research group studying Muslim dissidence, the virtual dialogue’s agenda was to understand localized human rights approaches in Egypt, eschewing ahistorical Western conceptions of “Arab …

Cloning Cultures: Normativities, Homogeneities, and the Human in Question

Location: UC Irvine | Time: May 13-14, 2005
Cloning Cultures: Normativities, Homogeneities, and the Human in Question

This conference raises profound questions about the nature of our contemporary society and the social injustices and inequalities compelled by “hidden” normativities; it seeks to make visible the myths of homogeneity and the paradoxes of difference and sameness. There is more global interconnection between people than ever before but, at the same time, strong (intra- …

Race and Classification: The Case of Mexican America

Location: Los Angeles County Museum of Art | Time: May 1, 2004
Race and Classification: The Case of Mexican America

This symposium explored the controversial topic of race and its visual representation in Spanish America, including Latinos in the United States, and how racial mixing and racial categorization have marked colonial and contemporary Mexico. The event featured a keynote presentation by renowned performance artist, writer, and MacArthur Fellow Guillermo Gómez Peña on the new “post-national …