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Please join Garth Stevens, Brett Bowman, Gillian Eagle, & Kevin Whitehead from the Department of Psychology, School of Human and Community Development, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa for this symposium. Tuesday, August 18th, 2015, 3:00-5:00 pm, Room 6304.01 (Psychology) The Ruse of Reconciliation? Discursive Contours, Impossibilities, and Modes of Resistance in the South African ‘Reconciliation Project’ In this symposium [read more»]

VIDEO: Academics Writing Fiction- Ruth Behar and Paul Stoller in conversation

From Zora Neale Hurston to Raymond Williams, academics have sometimes turned to fiction as a way of accessing deeper truths than what is possible through academic research and writing. Scholars have lauded fictional dramas such as The Wire for showing the interconnectedness of urban inequality in ways that academic work has failed to do. In this panel, anthropologists Ruth Behar [read more»]

VIDEO: Afiya Zia and Gayatri Spivak in Conversation – Faith and Feminism in Pakistan

Afiya Zia and Gayatri Spivak discuss the backlash against the liberal and/or secular women’s movement as betrayers of the Muslim (male) cause. They also discuss the misguided prescription of those academic and developmental projects that advocate the instrumentalisation of Islam as an appropriate and ‘authentic’ approach in Muslim contexts. Moderated by Sadia Abbas. [read more»]