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Political Concepts: Graduate Student Edition

Thursday, May 20, 2021

11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Register here to attend the webinar.

In 15 concepts, the conference addresses a moment of crisis indicated in the U.S. by the failure to contain the coronavirus pandemic, sustained state violence against Black Americans, and increasingly active White supremacist movements. Proposed as early as April of last year, all the concepts to be discussed from across the humanities and social sciences link the structural conditions of, as well as the persistence of popular resistance to, this crisis. The conference wagers that graduate students have a distinctive political role as intellectual workers whose avowal of their lack of knowledge drives their will to generate concepts—insisting that the world is not reducible to what already is, but might be otherwise.

Attendees are also invited to join the conference Slack workspace to engage in further discussion, share references, and build intellectual community. Sign up at https://bit.ly/3n0AL0R

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