Emerging Worlds Lecture Series

Professors Donna Haraway (UCSC) and Marilyn Strathern (Cambridge University)

Thursday, February 28, 2013
Kresge Town Hall

Donna Haraway is Professor of History of Consciousness and Feminist Studies at University of California, Santa Cruz. Her research interests include feminist theory, cultural and historical studies of science and technology, relation of life and human sciences, and human-animal relations. In her refusal of human-exceptionalism, Haraway explores multi-species entanglements and is a leading thinker in the post-humanities. She is author of many books including, Simians, Cyborgs, and Women: The Reinvention of Nature (Routledge, 1991), which has become an authoritative text in theorizing the politics of the post-human, Modest_Witness@Second_Millennium.FemaleMan_Meets_OncoMouse: Feminism and Technoscience (Routledge, 1997), and her most recent book, When Species Meet: Encounters in Dogland (University of Minnesota Press, 2007).

Dame Marilyn Strathern was the William Wyse Professor of Social Anthropology at Cambridge University from 1994 to 2008. She has written about new reproductive technologies and intellectual property law and her most recent work focuses on the complexities of transparency, accountability, and audit, especially within the academy. She is the author of many books among which the most influential are The Gender of the Gift (University of Calfornia Press, 1988), Partial Connections (Altamira Press, 2004 [1991]) and Kinship, Law and the Unexpected: Relatives Are Always Surprise (Cambridge University Press, 2005).

Professor Immanuel Wallerstein, Yale University
“World-Systems Analysis and the Disciplines: The Past, the Present, and Hopefully the Future”
Professor David Palumbo-Liu, Stanford University, Discussant
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Kresge Town Hall

Professor Immanuel Wallerstein is the pre-eminent theorist of world-systems. His writings have consistently focused on the unequal distribution of resources, power and life chances resulting from world-systems hierarchies.  His work on world-systems subsequently led him to analyze the ordering of disciplinary knowledge.  Professor Wallerstein is currently Senior Research Scholar at Yale and formerly Director of the Fernand Braudel Center for the Study of Economies, Historical Systems, and Civilizations at SUNY, Binghamton, where he was also Distinguished Professor of Sociology.

Professor David Palumbo-Liu co-edited, with Bruce Robbins and Nirvana Tanoukhi, Immanuel Wallerstein and the Problem of the World: System, Scale, Culture (Duke University Press, 2011). His most recent work is The Deliverance of Others--Reading Literature in a Global Age ( Duke UP, forthcoming).

These events are co-sponsored by the Division of Graduate Studies, the Division of Social Sciences and Kresge College.

This lecture was recorded and can be viewed in 10 minute segments on YouTube by clicking the links below:
Immanuel Wallerstein Part 1

Immanuel Wallerstein Part 2