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In a Rut: The Arts of Non-Sovereignty

Experimental Grad Seminar on Conspiracy/Theory

The History and Politics of the Anthropocene

Boundless Informant: Digital Surveillance in the Post-Privacy Era

The Theater of Operations: National Security Affect from the Cold War to the War on Terror

Conspiracy/Theory Conference

Conspiracy Narrative and the Epistemology of Security Society

Dying of Whiteness

Feeling the Plot: Writing into the Affects, Atmospheres, and Poetics of Conspiracy

10 Years of Theory

The True Costs of Misinformation: Producing Moral and Technical Order in a Time of Pandemonium

Dr. Joan Donovan’s research maps and tracks attempts by “media manipulators” to influence journalists and bait them into picking up false stories.

Portrait of Joseph Masco

Joseph P. Masco

Climate Change

Putting debates about climate change in conversation with discussions of contemporary history, this module seeks to understand how an increasing sense of the environment’s vulnerability works to modify the stories scholars tell about the beginnings and trajectories of human civilizations.

Conspiracy/Theory

Understanding the elective affinities between conspiracy and theory while appreciating the seductions of each, this project grapples with the ways in which suspicion, opacity, networks, uncertainty, and mass mediation function today.