Tuesday, October 25, 2016
12:00pm – 2:00pm
Kim Koo Library, 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.
Brian Meeks is a Professor and Chair of the African Studies department.