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Survey: Contemplation. Control. Creativity. (CED Kickoff Event; Northwestern Scholars Panel Discussion)

When: Wednesday, October 30, 2019
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Central

Where: University Hall, Hagstrum Room, 201, 1897 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

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

Cost: Free; light refreshments provided.

Contact: Ashley Ferrell  

Group: 2019-2021 Colloquium on Ethnicity and Diaspora (CED)

Co-Sponsor: English Department
Religious Studies Department
Sociology Department
Critical Theory
Gender & Sexuality Studies Program
History Department
American Studies Program

Category: Academic


Join us for the 2019-2020 Colloquium on Ethnicity and Diaspora’s kickoff event.

This year, the Colloquium on Ethnicity and Diaspora (CED) presents: "Survey: Contemplation. Control. Creativity." This year-long speaker series will focus on exploring the complex conditions of surveillance that structure and constrict corporeal, collective, and topographical bodies. “Survey” or “surveying” here encompasses the digital and technological, social or governmental mechanisms that contour particular populations, and that track the movements of the individuals composing these groups.
Our first event will feature new faculty, visiting scholars, and postdoctoral fellows:
Marquis Bey, African American Studies
Patricia Nguyen, Asian American Studies
Bimbola Akinbola, Performance Studies

These panelists will draw from their own research to engage in conversation around the questions raised by this year’s theme, such as: What are the ways in which modes of surveillance influence and inhibit interactions across states, social bodies, and bodies of land? In what ways might an awareness of relentless and racialized scrutiny alter one’s relationship to their own body? How might spaces for creativity emerge despite and perhaps even through violent practices of systematization?
Join us as we welcome these scholars and begin grappling with these pressing lines of inquiry.
Food and drinks will be provided following the panel. 

CO-SPONSORED BY: Black Arts Initiative | Center for African American History | Department of African American Studies | Department of Art History | Critical Theory Cluster | Department of English | Department of History | Latina and Latino Studies Program | Department of Radio/Television/Film | Department of Religious Studies | Rhetoric and Public Culture Program | Screen Cultures Program | Department of Sociology 

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