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Conference: Critical Inequalities

Event Type
Unit for Criticism & Interpretive Theory; Latina/Latino Studies; Social Dimensions of Environmental Policy; co-sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; the Center for Advanced Study; Department of French; Department of English; Department of Gender & Women's Studies; Department of Anthropology; the Trowbridge Initiative in American Cultures; Department of African American Studies; Department of Sociology; the Program in Comparative & World Literature; the European Union Center; Department of Political Science; Department of History
Alma Mater Room, IHotel, 1900 S. First St., Champaign, IL (map)
May 9, 2014 - May 10, 2014  
Didier Fassin (Institute for Advanced Study) Patricia Williams (Columbia Law) Angelique Haugerud (Rutgers) Toussaint Losier (Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Associate, Illinois) Laura Pulido (USC) Mary Romero (Arizona State) Kalyanakrishnan Sivaramakrishnan (Yale) Margaret Somers (Michigan) Siobhan Somerville (Illinois) Jeremy Varon (New School)
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A two-day Conference featuring keynote lectures by Didier Fassin (Institute for Advanced Study) and Patricia Williams (Columbia Law), and papers by Angelique Haugerud (Rutgers), Toussaint Losier (Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Associate, Illinois), Laura Pulido (USC), Mary Romero (Arizona State), Kalyanakrishnan Sivaramakrishnan (Yale), Margaret Somers (Michigan), Siobhan Somerville (Illinois), and Jeremy Varon (New School).

Event Schedule is listed below and on the event's webpage.

Friday, May 9

9:15am: Coffee Reception

9:45am: Opening Remarks: Lauren M. E. Goodlad (Director, Unit for Criticism/English)

10:00am-11.30am: Keynote Lecture 1

    Dider Fassin (Institute for Advanced Study), "What Is (a) Life Worth? Biolegitimacy and Inequality"

    Introduction: Jonathan X. Inda (Latina/o Studies)

11:30am-11:45am: Coffee Break

11:45am-1:15pm: Panel 1

    Margaret Somers (Michigan), "Social Inequality or Social Exclusion? Why Karl Polanyi is the Necessary Thinker of Our (Dark) Times"

    Siobhan Somerville (Illinois), "Naturalizing Civil Rights"

    Moderator: Samantha Frost (Political Science/Gender and Women's Studies)

1:15pm-2:15pm: LUNCH

2:15pm-3:45pm: Panel 2

    Angelique Haugerud (Rutgers), "Critical Inequalities and the Satirical Turn"

    Jeremy Varon (New School), "Much Ado About Who Knows What: The Ecstasy and Agony of Occupy"

    Moderator: Daniel Gilbert (Labor & Employment Relations)

3:45pm-4:00pm: Coffee Break

4:00pm-5:30pm: Panel 3

    Laura Pulido (USC), "Landscapes of Environmental Justice"

    Kalyanakrishnan Sivaramakrishnan (Yale), "Environmental Jurisprudence and Inequality in India"

    Moderator: Melissa Orlie (Political Science)

Saturday, May 10

10:30am: Coffee Reception

11:00am: Opening Remarks: J.B. Capino (Unit for Criticism/English)

11:15am-12:45pm: Keynote Lecture 2

    Patricia Williams (Columbia Law), "Racial Ventriloquism and The Crazy-Making of America"

    Introduction: Robin Kar (Law)

12:45pm-1:45pm: LUNCH

1:45pm-3:15pm: Panel 4

    Toussaint Losier (Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Associate, Illinois), TBA

    Mary Romero (Arizona),"Critical Perspectives on Carework: Placing Domestics and Nannies at the Center of Analysis"

    Moderator: Faranak Miraftab (Urban & Regional Planning)

3:30pm-5:00pm: Closing Roundtable
Jennifer Baldwin (Medicine/Anthropology)
Jonathan X. Inda (Latina/o Studies)
Ellen Moodie (Anthropology)
Jesse Ribot (Geography/SDEP)
Moderator: Lauren M.E. Goodlad (Director, Unit for Criticism/English)

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