Macarena Gómez-Barris to Keynote 2019 Graduate Symposium
June 13, 2019
The keynote speaker for this year's Graduate Symposium is Macarena Gómez-Barris. She will speak on Friday, November 22, from 6:00-7:30 pm in the Mediatheque.
"Macarena Gómez-Barris is a cultural critic, author and Chairperson of Social Science and Cultural Studies at Pratt. She is founder and Director of the Global South Center, a hub for critical inquiry, aesthetic praxis, and experimental forms of social living. Macarena works on cultural memory, race, queer and decolonial theory, and rethinking the anthropocene. She is author of the recently published The Extractive Zone: Social Ecologies and Decolonial Perspectives, a book that theorizes social life through five extractive scenes of ruinous capitalism upon Indigenous territories (Duke University Press, 2017). She is also author of Beyond the Pink Tide: Art and Politics in the Américas (UC Press, 2018), Where Memory Dwells: Culture and State Violence in Chile (UC Press, 2009), and co-editor with Herman Gray of Towards a Sociology of a Trace (University of Minnesota Press, 2010). Macarena is author of numerous essays in art catalogues, including work on Laura Aguilar, Julie Mehretu, Cecilia Vicuna, and Carolina Caycedo, as well as essays in numerous peer reviewed journals. Macarena was a Fulbright fellow in 2014-2015 at Sociology and Gender Department in FLACSO Ecuador, Quito. She is co-editor with Diana Taylor of Dissenting Acts, a Duke University Press series."
Learn more about Dr. Gómez-Barris's work at: https://www.macarenagomezbarris.com/
Dr. Sami Schalk will be a visiting scholar in the Critical Studies program for the upcoming Fall 2019 semester
Macarena Gómez-Barris to keynote PNCA's 2019 Graduate Symposium
Her lecture is Friday, November 22, from 6:00-7:30 pm in the Mediatheque
Recent Critical Studies alum, Sean Yeager, just presented their research on Assata Shakur's autobiography at the 2019 International Conference on Narrative in Pamplona, Spain.
Many congratulations to the first graduating class of the MA in Critical Studies program! Having completed their thesis projects, the members of our graduating cohort are stepping out into the world.
This week, the first year MA candidates and dual MA/MFA students in the Critical Studies program proposed their thesis topics. We are very excited to have a cohort which will be covering such a wide variety of topics.