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

Oct 12

Autumn Workshop Schedule

The Social Theory Workshop is pleased to announce its autumn quarter schedule:

October 11

William Sewell, The Frank P. Hixon Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus, Departments of Political Science and History, The University of Chicago

“Connecting Capitalism to the French Revolution: The Parisian Promenade and the Origins of Civic Equality in Eighteenth-Century France.”

October 18

Eric Triantafillou, PhD Student, Anthropology, The University of Chicago

“’We Rule You’: The Visual Epistemology of Capitalism as a Pyramid”

October  23

Leo Panitch, Canada Research Chair in Comparative Political Economy, York University and Sam Gindin, Visiting Chair in Social Justice, York University

“The Making of Global Capitalism: The Political Economy of American Empire,” Graduate Student Workshop with the Authors

(A Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory (3CT) Event)
This lunch-time workshop will run from 12:30-2:30. Registration required. RSVP to sakent@uchicago.edu.

November 15

Greg Malandrucco, PhD Candidate, History, The University of Chicago

“Policing the 1942 World’s Fair in Rome: Fascist Image Management and Cultural Diplomacy”

November 29

Philip Sugg, PhD Student, Social Thought, The University of Chicago

“Secularization’s Challenge of Method: An Appraisal of Several Recent Historical Theories of ‘The Secular'”


All meetings take place 6pm-8pm in Wilder House, 5811 S. Kenwood Ave., unless noted otherwise.

Papers are distributed in advance via the Social Theory Workshop list serv. To join the list serv or request further information about the workshop, contact Stacie Kent, sakent@uchicago.edu

Mar 11

MARCH 7 Andrew Sartori

The next meeting of the Social Theory Workshop will take place this coming Monday, March 7 at 8pm in Wilder House (5811 S. Kenwood Ave). We are pleased to be hosting former workshop participant Andrew Sartori, currently Assistant Professor of History at New York University. We will be discussing Prof. Sartori’s paper “Global Intellectual History and the History of Political Economy.”

The paper has been sent out via the list serv. Or you may request a copy from Stacie Hanneman sakent@uchicago.edu

We look forward to seeing you all there.

Persons with a disability who believe they may need assistance, please call Stacie Hanneman in advance at 773-330-1130.