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CHSS Workshop: Daniel Immerwahr, "Empire of the Red Octagon: Stop Signs, Screw Threads, the English Language, and the Making of U.S.-Centric Globalization"

When: Friday, November 16, 2018
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM CT

Where: 1902 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 Evanston map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Emilio Lehoucq  

Group: Comparative-Historical Social Science Working Group

Category: Lectures & Meetings


Daniel Immerwahr (Ph.D., Berkeley, 2011) is an associate professor, specializing in twentieth-century U.S. history within a global context. His first book, Thinking Small (Harvard, 2015), offers a critical account of grassroots development campaigns launched by the United States at home and abroad. He is currently writing another book, How to Hide an Empire (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, forthcoming), about the United States’ overseas territories. At Northwestern, he teaches courses of U.S. foreign relations, global history, intellectual history, and the history of capitalism. His writings have appeared in Modern Intellectual History, the Journal of the History of Ideas, Dissent, n+1, and Jacobin, among other places.


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