Jan 16

Winter 2016 schedule

STW Winter 16 schedule poster

Sep 15

Autumn 2015 Schedule

STW Fall 15 poster

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

Sep 14

REVISED Workshop Schedule Autumn 2014

The following workshops will be held on Thursdays at 6pm at Wilder House (5811 S Kimbark Avenue) unless otherwise noted. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served.

**Special Event & Time: (Weds. Oct. 22, 4:30pm) Location TBD:

Oct. 22  “What Money Wants: An Economy of Desire”
Noam Yuran
Minerva Humanities Center, Tel Aviv University

Oct. 23    “ ‘In the Spirit of Ernst Thälmann:’ Weimar Communism, the Nation, and the 1970s West German Left.
David Spreen
PhD Candidate
Department of History
The University of Michigan

Please note earlier time for Oct 30:

Oct. 30 @ 5:30PM    “Political Disorientation: Queer Activism and Democratic Indeterminacy in Brazil”
Jay Sosa
PhD Candidate
Department of Anthropology
University of Chicago

Special Event co-sponsored by 3CT, CSRPC & CSGS: (Weds. Nov. 19, 4:30pm at 5733 S. University Ave, Community Room):

Nov. 19        “Behind Marx’s Hidden Abode: For an Expanded Conception of Capitalism”
Nancy Fraser
Loeb Professor of Philosophy and Politics, New School for Social Research
Einstein Fellow, Freie Universität-Berlin
Global Justice Chair, Collège d’études mondiales, Paris

Dec. 4    “Transitional Political-Economic Justice: The Israeli Bankers’ Trial and the Role of Law in the Unfolding of Neoliberalism”
Yaniv Ron-El
PhD Student
Department of Sociology
University of Chicago

Dec 13

Winter schedule 2014

Although we have one more presentation this quarter (Dec 5, see last post for details), we are excited to now post the winter quarter schedule for the Social Theory Workshop!

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”

The following workshops will be held on Thursdays at 6pm.

Jan 16
“The dual character of paperwork in the Qing Empire’s treaty ports”
Stacie Kent
PhD Candidate
Department of History
University of Chicago

Jan. 30
“Duels in the European Novel: Class, Honor, and the Limits of a Bourgeois Form”
Ben Merriman
PhD Candidate
Department of Sociology
University of Chicago

Feb 13
“On the Impossibility of an International Left Movement in Europe”
Eli Thorkelson
PhD Candidate
Department of Anthropology
University of Chicago

Feb. 27
“Who are Choice Feminists? Competing Proposals for the Revival of Progressive Feminism”
Ashleigh Campi
PhD Student
Department of Political Science
University of Chicago

March 13
“A Crisis of Internalization: Jessica Benjamin, the Frankfurt School, and the Waning of the Oedipus Complex”
Benjamin Y. Fong
Harper Fellow in the Society of Fellows at the University of Chicago
and Collegiate Assistant Professor in the Social Sciences Collegiate Division