WGSS Speaker Series: Kinship in Times of Suspicious Citizenship

Event time: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Event description: 

The WGSS speaker series explores the relationship between political life and kinship. The series attends to processes and practices of kinning in relation to politics and governance, bureaucracy and neoliberalism, borders, borderlands, and the production of internal and external “enemies,” as well as for thinking through genders and sexualities. Presenters engage recurring questions about meanings and representations of belonging, essentially, what kinship means to people, while also bringing these very questions into meaningful conversation with the practices through which political, juridical, and economic formations—from the nation-state to corporate and media networks—have become invested in categorizing and regulating relations of kinship and reproduction. In considering how intimacy is negotiated with and against institutional investments, the lectures probe how more and more practices and idioms of citizenship are being rendered suspect.

The dates of the speaker series are as follows:

October 29, 2018 - 12:00pm
Laura Deeb, Scripps College

January 29, 2019 - 4:00pm
Laura Briggs, University of Massachusetts, Amherst,
Eleana Kim, University of California, Irvine
Kim Park Nelson, Minnesota State University

February 27, 2019 - 12:00pm
Sylvia Yanagisako, Stanford University

March 6, 2019 - 12:00pm
Jennifer Cole, University of Chicago

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William L. Harkness Hall
New Haven 06511