Imperialism, Theory and Media

Venue
Moore Institute Seminar Room 203

Date & Time
23rd June, 2010 @ 14:00:00

Imperialism, Theory and Media

Wednesday 23rd June, 2010

Moore Institute Seminar Room

2.30 - 3.30 Talk by Prof Patrick Wolfe, Charles La Trobe Research Fellow, La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia,

‘Imperialism in Theory and Practice'

3.30 - 4.00 Discussion

4.00 - 4.15 Tea/Coffee

4.15 - 5.15 Talk by Prof Cynthia Young, Associate Professor, Boston College ‘Imperialism and Media

5.15 - 5.45 Discussion

Professor Patrick Wolfe is Charles La Trobe Research Fellow in History at La Trobe University, Australia and author of Settler Colonialism and the Transformation of Anthropology: The Politics and Poetics of an Ethnographic Event (Cassell, 1999). He has researched, taught, lectured, and written on race, colonialism, Aboriginal histories, the history of anthropology, and genocide in Australia, the United States, Brazil, Palestine, and India. The Organization of American Historians recently appointed him to its Distinguished Lectureship Program. In 2009-2010, he will be a fellow at the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History at Harvard University. He is currently working on a transnational history of settler-colonial policies on Native peoples.

Professor Cynthia Young is Director of the African and African Diaspora Studies Program at Boston College. She specializes in literature and culture of the African Diaspora, U.S. popular culture, race and cultural theory, African American and U.S. Ethnic literatures. Her most recent projects are on black British and black American cultural politics and popular culture after 9/11. She is the author of Soul Power: Cultural Radicalism and the Making of a U.S. Third World Left (Durham: Duke University Press).

This event is supported by funding received from the Andrew Mellon Foundation, New York.