African Studies Workshop

Alternate Tuesdays, 5:30 pm // Wilder House

This workshop is an interdisciplinary forum for graduate students and faculty whose work concerns the material and socio-cultural lives of people of the African continent and its discursively constituted diasporas, present and historical. Student participants tend mostly to come from the anthropology department, but the workshop also has active members in the fields of history, human development, literatures, political science, religious studies, and history of culture, and encourages cross-disciplinary collaboration and exchange. In addition to regular presentations by students, faculty, and invited guests, the workshop hosts biannual Red Lion Seminars jointly with Northwestern University’s Program of African Studies.


Historical Capitalisms & Social Theory

Alternate THURsdays, 5:00 pm // Wilder House

In the 2018/2019 academic year, the Historical Capitalisms and Social Theory workshops merged into a new, joint workshop titled Historical Capitalisms & Social Theory. The workshop supports scholars from across the humanities and social sciences whose work explores the past, present, and future of capitalist societies through critical and historically-informed approaches that examine the interworking of social, cultural, and political discourses, ideas, and practices while also being attentive to questions of knowledge, subjectivity, social relations of power, and domination.