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Political Imaginaries Unmoored: Beyond the Universal and Particular

Elizabeth A. Povinelli, Columbia University

December 4, 2023 · 4:30 pm6:00 pm · 219 Aaron Burr Hall

Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Humanities (IHUM)

This talk uses a series of images to evoke a form of diagrammatic reasoning which lies beyond the stranglehold of western dialectics of the universal and particular, the general and the individual, the abstract and the concrete, structure and event.

Elizabeth A. Povinelli is Franz Boas Professor of Anthropology and Gender Studies at Columbia University, Corresponding Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, and a founding member of the Karrabing Film Collective. Over eight books, numerous essays, as well as eight films with the Karrabing Film Collective, Povinelli has examined the logics, strategies and tactics of late settler liberalism and its otherwise.

Co-sponsored by the Department of Anthropology.

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