Watson Institute for Internation and Public Affairs
Brown International Advanced Research Institutes

BIARI at Brown 2010

Towards a Critical Global Humanities

This Institute focused broadly on rethinking conceptual foundations in the humanities, and critically interrogating received philosophical traditions, as well as investigating specific subject areas. Themes covered include: Thinking about the political; creative entanglements between the humanities and the sciences; the global crisis and the discipline of economics; religion and alternative modernities; performance as knowledge; and rethinking theory towards a “critical global humanities.”



Visiting Associate Professor in Africana Studies at Brown Univeristy. Dr. Augusto's research and practice focus on the dynamics and politics of knowledge in pluralistic societies and in complex interactive systems marked by power inequalities.


Professor of Africana Studies at Brown University. Bogues's major research and writing interests are intellectual, literary and cultural history, radical political thought, political theory, critical theory as well as Caribbean and African politics.


SJD Harvard 2000; JD Harvard 1993; and BA Cornell 1990; Former Director, International Affairs at Brown University. Her current research is on international interventions in post-conflict contexts.