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GLOBAL LUNCHBOX | Theorizing Riots — A Conversation with Dilip Gaonkar

When: Friday, January 21, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT

Where: Online

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

Cost: Free

Contact: Cindy Pingry  


Category: Global & Civic Engagement, Academic, Lectures & Meetings, Multicultural & Diversity


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Join us for the Global Lunchbox, a weekly conversation convened by the Weinberg College Center for International and Area Studies at Northwestern University featuring conversations with scholars about their current research on a range of critical global issues.

Our guest this week will be Dilip Gaonkar, Professor in Rhetoric and Public Culture and Director of the Center for Global Culture and Communication at Northwestern. In recent years Gaonkar has been thinking and writing about populism, and in a pair of recent essays has turned his attention to theorizing riots.

Gaonkar served as Executive Editor (2000-2009) and as Editor (2009-2011) of the journal Public Culture. He is editor/co-editor of the books Globalizing American Studies (2010), Alternative Modernities (2001), and Disciplinarity and Dissent in Cultural Studies (1995). He is currently writing a book on modernity, democracy and the politics of disorder.

In addition to his work in the Department of Communications Studies, Gaonkar also serves as an adjunct faculty member in the Department of African American studies, the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, and the graduate program in Screen Cultures.

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