Tuesday, November 22, 2016
12:00pm – 2:00pm
McKinney Conference Room, Watson Institute
Light lunch provided.
Theory from the South is a reading and discussion group, open to the public, that invites scholars from across campus that can "shake the ground," to curate readings and lead conversations.
The “global South” is a working category today for a diversity of intellectual projects centered on the non-European postcolonial world. Theory from theSouth locates the “south” as not merely a geographic category, but rather an epistemic one, as a generative source for theory and for understanding theworld as it is changing around us. This year's program is aligned to the Sawyer Seminar on Displacement and Modernity, but rather than focusing narrowly on “displacement,” it asks what conceptions of the “world,” the “global” in “global south,” are at work as we think mobility - crossing both territorial and disciplinary boundaries, or tracking people or ideas over time and space.
Evelyn Hu-DeHart is Professor of History, and Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America at Brown. She joined Brown from the University of Colorado at Boulder where she was Chair of the Department of Ethnic Studies and Director of the Center for Studies of Ethnicity and Race in America. She has also taught at the City University of New York system, New York University, Washington University in St. Louis, University of Arizona and University of Michigan, as well as lectured at universities and research institutes in Mexico, Peru, Cuba, France, Hongkong, Taiwan, and China.