Rise of the Global Right

12 -3PM
Location: Alumni Reading Room, Pratt Institute Library


Up Against "The Wall": Intersectional Organizing Against the Global Right

Lisa Duggan, New York University           
Lisa Duggan is a journalist, activist, and Professor of Social & Cultural Analysis at New York University.  She is author of Sapphic Slashers: Sex, Sensationalism and American Modernity and Twilight of Equality? Neoliberalism, Cultural Politics and the Attack on Democracy, co-author with Nan Hunter of Sex Wars: Sexual Dissent and Political Culture, and co-editor with Lauren Berlant of Our Monica, Ourselves: The Clinton Affair and National Interest.  She is working on Mean Girl: Ayn Rand and Neoliberal Greed, forthcoming in the new e-book series she is co-editing with University of California Press, American Studies Now. She was president of the American Studies Association during 2014-2015.


Thug Love: Authoritarian Populism, Mega Projects, and Sexuality Politics

Paul Amar, University of California Santa Barbara
Paul Amar, Professor in the Global Studies Department at the University of California Santa Barbara, is a political scientist and anthropologist with affiliate appointments in Feminist Studies, Sociology, Comparative Literature, Middle East Studies, and Latin American & Iberian Studies. He currently serves as Director of the MA and PhD Programs in Global Studies. Before he began his academic career, he worked as a journalist in Cairo, a police reformer and sexuality rights activist in Rio de Janeiro, and as a conflict-resolution and economic development specialist at the United Nations. His books include: Cairo Cosmopolitan (2006); New Racial Missions of Policing (2010); Global South to the Rescue (2011); Dispatches from the Arab Spring (2013); and The Middle East and Brazil (2014). His book, The Security Archipelago was awarded the Charles Taylor Award for Best Book of the Year in 2014 by the Interpretive Methods Section of the American Political Science Association.


Generating Sustainable Micropower: Communities of Change in Authoritarian

Uzma Z. Rizvi, Pratt Institute
Uzma Z. Rizvi is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Urban Studies at the Pratt Institute of Art and Design, Brooklyn, NY, and a Visiting Scholar in the Department of International Studies at the American University of Sharjah, UAE. Rizvi’s research focuses on decolonizing archaeology, ancient urbanism, critical heritage studies, memory and war/trauma studies and the postcolonial critique. Rizvi has been a lead tutor (w/ Murtaza Vali) of Art Dubai’s seminar program, Campus Art Dubai (CAD) since 2014 and directed (w/ Amal Khalaf) Art Dubai’s 2016 Global Art Forum (GAF), 'The Future Was'. She is a regular contributor and a member of the collective anthropology blog, 'Anthrodendum' (formerly Savage Minds savageminds.org and the series editor for the upcoming Springer Briefs’ series, 'Decolonizing Archaeology and Heritage'. Her writing can be found in magazines such as 'The New Inquiry' and 'LEAP', and in recent scholarly publications that include, ‘Decolonization as Care’ (2016); ‘Crafting Resonance: Empathy and Belonging in Ancient Rajasthan’ (2015); ‘Decolonizing Archaeology: On the Global Heritage of Epistemic Laziness,’ (2015); and The World Archaeological Congress Research Handbook on Postcolonial Archaeology (2010).


Siege Mentalities: Racial population panic and the trope of the white

Josiah Brownell, Pratt Institute
Josiah Brownell is an assistant professor of history at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. His primary areas of research are comparative settler colonialism, with a focus on central and southern Africa, and the international law and politics of African decolonization. Josiah received a PhD from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London in 2009, and holds a law degree from University of Virginia. His first book was published by I.B. Tauris in 2011, titled: The Collapse of Rhodesia: Population Demographics and the Politics of Race. He is currently working on his second book that compares and contrasts the right-wing secessionist regimes of Katanga, Rhodesia, and Transkei and their failed efforts to win international recognition.

Moderated by:Macarena Gómez-Barris, Pratt Institute

Macarena Gómez-Barris is Chairperson of the Department of Social Science and Cultural Studies at Pratt Institute. Her book, The Extractive Zone: Social Ecologies and Decolonial Perspectives is forthcoming from Duke University Press in November 2017. Macarena is also author of Where Memory Dwells: Culture and State Violence in Chile (UC Press, 2009) and co-author with Herman Gray of Towards a Sociology of a Trace (University of Minnesota Press, 2010). She is co-editor of e-misférica, and has published in numerous venues including most recently for Pacific Standard Time exhibitions in two catalogues on the photographs of Laura Aguilar. Macarena was a Fulbright fellow at 2014-2015 at Sociology and Gender Department in FLACSO Ecuador, Quito.




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