09
May 16

Next Session: Thursday, May 12th

Please join us for the Social Theory Workshop, next Thursday, May 12th, at 6pm (Wilder House, 5811 S Kenwood Ave)

“Finance and its Temple: The Bourse and Anti-Semitism  in Second Empire France”

Charlotte Robertson

PhD Student, Department of History, University of Chicago

All papers will be distributed in advance of the workshops via the Social Theory Workshop list serv. To join this list serv go to: lists.uchicago.edu and search for “Social Theory”


26
Apr 16

Spring 2016 Schedule

STW Spring 2016


12
Jan 16

Winter 2016 schedule

STW Winter 16 schedule poster


05
Jan 16

Next workshop, Jan 13

“The Capitalization of Nature, or, the Limits of Historical Nature”
Jason W. Moore
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Binghamton University, State University of New York

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**Wednesday** Jan. 13 at 6pm
Wilder House 5811 S Kenwood Ave


03
Nov 15

Next session: Nov 19

There have been some changes to the quarter’s schedule. Below are the details for the next sessions:

Thurs. Nov. 19:  “Between Strategies and Farewells: A Contemporary Introduction to the Political Theory of André Gorz”
Jeremy Cohan, PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology, New York University

Thurs. Dec. 3:  “Dreamworlds, Nightmares, and Redemption in West Germany, 1945-77”
Jake Smith, PhD Candidate, Department of History, University of Chicago

All papers will be distributed in advance of the workshops via the Social Theory Workshop list serv. To join this list serv go to: lists.uchicago.edu and search for “Social Theory”


22
Oct 15

“Marx After Marx” Oct. 30

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07
Oct 15

Next session 10/15

Please join us for the Social Theory Workshop, next Thursday Oct. 15 at 6pm (Wilder House, 5811 S Kenwood Ave)

“Some Myths About Ethnocentrism”
Adam Etinson
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Chicago

All papers will be distributed in advance of the workshops via the Social Theory Workshop list serv. To join this list serv go to: lists.uchicago.edu and search for “Social Theory”


14
Sep 15

Autumn 2015 Schedule

STW Fall 15 poster


12
Aug 15

Call for Papers — Social Theory Workshop 2015-16

The Social Theory Workshop is pleased to announce its 2015-16 Call for Papers

Funded by the Council on Advanced Studies at the University of Chicago, the Social Theory Workshop provides a forum primarily for MA and PhD students (although post-docs and faculty are also regular participants) to present their works-in-progress and to engage with others also interested in social theory in a collegial yet intellectually rigorous casual setting. Our workshop is interdisciplinary with past participants coming from the humanities, anthropology, history, sociology, and political science, and their work represents a wide range of geographical areas and historical periods.

We are currently accepting workshop paper proposals for 2015-16 with a priority for those interested in presenting during Autumn Quarter (October through December) although those interested in presenting during the Winter and Spring will also be considered. Please send a short abstract or brief description along with a tentative title of your paper to Arzuaga {at) uchicago {period) edu by Friday September 4. If your proposal is accepted, your paper will be due one week prior to your specific workshop date. We ask that papers take the form of unfinished and/or unpublished works-in-progress. Forms of typical workshop papers include dissertation chapters, drafts of journal articles or book chapters, MA theses, and dissertation proposals.

In past years, our conversations at the workshop have addressed topics that include:

— the relation between social and cultural transformations;
— the politics of work and time;
— feminism and contemporary capitalism;
— the changing nature of global finance and financial crisis;
— mass unemployment and the automation of production;
— varieties of historical and contemporary religious, nationalist, and socialist political and social movements;
— contemporary trends in global immigration;
— social theories of race and ethnicity;
— the relation between colonialism and the global expansion of capital,
— and, conceptual issues posed by neoliberalism.

The workshop will be scheduled from 6-8pm on alternate Thursdays at the Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory (3CT) (Wilder House, 5811 S Kenwood Ave) with light food and refreshments. Papers are distributed in advance via our mailing list. To subscribe, visit https://lists.uchicago.edu/web/info/social-theory-workshop


30
Mar 15

Spring 2015 Schedule

May 7:

Originating the Derivative
Ed LiPuma
Professor of Anthropology, University of Miami

May 21:

“Individuality as domination and emancipation in Marx’s mature critical theory”
Fabian Arzuaga
PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science,
University of Chicago

May 14:

“Proto-Colonialism and the Great Divergence: Culture, Markets and Coercion”
Ralph A. Austen
Professor Emeritus of African History
University of Chicago

May 25 (Annual BBQ, 4pm):

 “Charles Dickens, Between Literature and Social Criticism”
Ben Schacht
PhD Candidate, Comparative Literature
Northwestern University

June 4:   

“Integration or Exception? The Ethics of Immigration During Times of Crisis”
Lisa M. Simeone
PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology
University of Chicago