24
Oct 14

Workshop, Thurs Oct 30

Please join us Thursday, Oct 30 at 5:30pm at Wilder House (5811 S. Kenwood Ave.) for the following paper and discussion at the Social Theory Workshop:

Please note earlier start time: 5:30PM

“Political Disorientation: Queer Activism and Democratic Indeterminacy in Brazil”
Jay Sosa
PhD Candidate
Department of Anthropology
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


17
Oct 14

Workshop, Oct. 23

Please join us Thursday, Oct 23 at 6pm at Wilder House (5811 S. Kenwood Ave.) for the following paper and discussion at the Social Theory Workshop:

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

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
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


03
Aug 14

Call for papers

Dear workshop participants and those interested:

The Social Theory Workshop is now soliciting presenters for the upcoming academic year, especially Autumn quarter. If you’d like to present (or think you might want to), please submit an abstract and tentative title of your paper by Monday, September 15.  The workshop will be meeting on alternate Thursdays at 6pm at Wilder House.

The Social Theory Workshop provides a forum for graduate students, postdocs, and faculty to explore the social theoretical implications of working papers by presenters in the social sciences and humanities. In past years, conversations have addressed themes that include the relation between social and cultural transformations, economic crises of finance and debt, the changing structure of work, patterns of global immigration, colonialism and the global expansion of capital, the politics of social movements, social theory and psychoanalysis, and the relation between modernity and capitalism.

If you are interested in presenting or have questions, please contact the current student coordinator, Fabian Arzuaga: arzuaga [at] uchicago [dot] edu


31
May 14

Final workshop for 2013-14!

Please join us Thursday, June 5 at 6pm at Wilder House (5811 S. Kenwood Ave.) for the following paper and discussion at the Social Theory Workshop:

“Contradictions of Individualism in Political Theory: towards a critical social theory of individualism in modernity “
Fabian Arzuaga
PhD Candidate
Department of Political Science, 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


16
May 14

Next Workshop, May 26

Please join us  Monday, May 26 at 4pm at Wilder House (5811 S. Kenwood Ave.) for the following paper and discussion at the Social Theory Workshop:

“Administering Creative Destruction: The Campaign Form in Shanghai Factories, 1949–1958″
Jake Werner
PhD Candidate
Department of History, University of Chicago

The workshop will be immediately followed by the fifth annual Social Theory Workshop BBQ. To accommodate both events, the workshop will take place at 4pm, with the BBQ to follow. Food and drink will be provided!

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”


08
May 14

Next workshop, May 15

Please join us  Thursday, May 15 at 6pm at Wilder House (5811 S. Kenwood Ave.) for the following paper and discussion at the Social Theory Workshop:

 “Making Do in the Promised Land: Work, Labor and Profit among Chicago’s New Africans”
Lisa Simeone
PhD Candidate
Department of Anthropology, 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”


05
Apr 14

Next Workshop April 10 Robert Meister

Please join us next Thursday (April 10) at 6pm at Wilder House (5811 S. Kenwood Ave.) for the following paper and discussion at the Social Theory Workshop:

“Just Optionality”
Robert Meister
Professor of Social Sciences and Political Thought
History of Consciousness Department
Politics Department
UC Santa Cruz

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”


06
Mar 14

Next workshop, March 13

Please join us next Thursday (Feb 27) at 6pm for the following paper and discussion at the Social Theory Workshop:

“The Psyche in Late Capitalism: Theodor Adorno, Max Horkheimer, and the Crisis of Internalization”

Benjamin Y. Fong
Harper Fellow in the Society of Fellows
Collegiate Assistant Professor in the Social Sciences Collegiate Division
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”


20
Feb 14

Next Workshop, Feb 27

Please join us next Thursday (Feb 27) at 6pm for the following paper and discussion at the Social Theory Workshop:

“Who Are Choice Feminists? Proposals for the Revival of Progressive Feminism”

Ashleigh Campi
PhD Candidate
Department of Political Science
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”