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Objects of a Just War – Expendable Life in Duterte’s Phillipines (Neferti X. M. Tadiar presents in John E. Sawyer Seminar on the Comparative Study of Cultures, 2/21/18)

Posted: 2/12/2018 (Local Events)

Neferti Tadiar speaks on race and capitalism as part of “Capitalism and Comparative Racialization,” a 2017-2018 John E. Sawyer Seminar on the Comparative Study of Cultures funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Neferti X. M. Tadiar is Professor of Women’s Studies at Barnard College, Columbia University. Her work examines the role of cultural practice and social imagination in the production of wealth, power, marginality, and liberatory movements in the context of global relations. Her research focuses on contemporary Philippine and Filipino cultures and their relation to political and economic change, while addressing broader issues of gender, race, and sexuality in the discourses and material practices of nationalism, transnationalism, and globalization.

She is working on two book projects: Present Senses: Aesthetic Politics and Asia in the Global (with Jonathan L. Beller) and Remaindered Life: Becoming Human in a Time of War. She is the author of Things Fall Away: Philippine Historical Experience and the Makings of Globalization (2009) and Fantasy-Production: Sexual Economies and Other Philippine Consequences for the New World Order (2004), which was awarded the Philippine National Book Award in Cultural Criticism.

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Date: 02/21/2018

Time: 4:00-5:30 PM

Location: Communications Building, Room 120