Third Biennial Sociology Research Working Day
Saturday, April 13, 2013
IASH Room, ground floor of Library Tower
Note that the research working days alternate with the SGSU conferences, only one being held every year. While the conferences include presenters from outside Binghamton and have a set theme, the RWD is a more casual opportunity for graduate students and faculty alike to share their work, whether it be a paper they've written, work-in-progress, or just as in the PEWS mini conference this summer, a presentation of knowledge/expertise in a chosen topic. We especially encourage first and second year students with working or term papers to present and share their work.
Two Steps Back: The False Promise of Postcolonial Theory
by Vivek Chibber, New York University
Thursday, May 2, 2013, 4:00 p.m.
Asia is Rising--but where is it going? Thoughts on an Emergent Discourse
by Arif Dirlik
Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 4:00 p.m.
Lessons from Radical Land Reform in Former Settler Colonial Zimbabwe
by Sam Moyo, Director, African Agrarian Institute Harare, Zimbabwe, Past President, CODESRIA
Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 4:30 p.m.
The Arab Spring and Migrants: From Lybia to Saudi Arabia to Syria
by Walden Bello, Philippine House of Representatives, Binghamton University
Thursday, April 26, 2012, 4:15 p.m.
UU-111 (Old Union)
A Food Regime Interpretation of the Global Land Grab
By Phil McMichael, Cornell University
Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 4:15 p.m.
Rethinking the Territorial Dimension of Development in Light of the Arab Revolutions
by Alia Gana, Research Professor, Centre national de la recherche scientifique Université Paris I
Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, 4:00 p.m.
American Crisis/Global Crisis: The Declining or Indispensable American State
by Leo Panitch, Distinguished Research Professor & Senior Canada Research Chair, York University
Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, 4:00 p.m.
The Binghamton Adventure: The Binghamton Challenge
by Immanuel Wallerstein
Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, 4:30 p.m.
Black and Gay Struggles in Cuba
by Tomás Fernández Robaina, Senior Researcher, National Library, Havana
Wednesday, March 9, 2011, 4 p.m.
LN-1324 (former PSPC Room C)
Indian Democracy in the Hall of Mirrors
by Peter Ronald deSouza, Director, Indian Institute of Advanced Study
Friday, February 4, 2011
Replacing the Nation: Confronting Populism and Nationalism in South Africa and Beyond
by Gillian Hart
Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010, 4 p.m.
As Professor of Geography at University of California-Berkeley and the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Gillian Hart’s work ‘is deeply informed by Gramsci’s challenge: how do we steer a course between the economism that “only one thing is possible” and the voluntarism that “anything is possible” so as to illuminate concrete possibilities for social change?’ She is the author of Disabling Globalization: Places of Power in Post-Apartheid South Africa.
China, Capitalist Accumulation, and the World Crisis
by Martin Hart-Landsberg, Economics Department, Lewis & Clark College
Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, 4 p.m.
The Future of Security? Surveillance Operations at Homeland Security Fusion Centers
by Torin Monahan, Vanderbilt University
Thursday, April 12, 2012, 4:15 p.m.
Women, Financialization, and Capitalist Accumulation
by Silvia Federici, Hofstra University
Wednesday, April 18, 2012, 4:15 p.m.
Labor on Demand: Dispatching the Urban Poor
by Gretchen Purser, Syracuse University
Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011, 4 p.m.
Deviance Labeling & The Vulnerability of Black Life
Mecke Nagel, SUNY Cortland
Monday, May 9, 2011, 4:30 p.m.
UU-111 (old Union)
Homeland Insecurity and Border Policing in New York
Ute-Ritz-Deutch, SUNY Cortland
Tuesday, April 5, 2011, 4:30 p.m.
UU-202 (old Union)
Militarizing the University
Hugh Gusterson, George Mason University
Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, 4:30 p.m.
Hugh Gusterson is the author of Nuclear Rites (UC Press, 1996) and People of the Bomb (Minnesota, 2004) and co-editor of Cultures of Insecurity (Minnesota, 1999) and Why America's Top Pundits Are Wrong (UC Press, 2005)
Chinatown Under Attack! Labor Exploitation to Gentrification
Peter Kwong, Hunter College and the CUNY Graduate Center
Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, 4 p.m.
Peter Kwong, a frequent contributor to The Nation and the International Herald Tribune, is the author of Chinese America: The Untold Story of America’s Oldest New Community; Forbidden Workers: Chinese Illegal Immigrants and American Labor; The New Chinatown; and Chinatown, New York: Labor and Politics 1930-1950.
Fostering Fear: Anti-Immigration Hysteria & Islamophobia
Friday, Oct. 29, 2010, 7 p.m.
Binghamton City Council Chamber
38 Hawley Street
Welcoming Remarks: Mayor Matthew T. Ryan
Renan Salgado, Farmworker Legal Services of New York
Lubna Chaudhry, Binghamton University
Imam Kasim Kopuz, Johnson City
Mary Jo Dudley, Cornell Farmworker Program
Neoliberal Politics of Crime in Turkey
Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, 4:30 p.m.
Vietnam and 'the Sixties': Tropes and Hegemony in History and Policy
Brendan Innis McQuade
Tuesday, March 8, 2011, 4:30 p.m.
Geometries of Social Power: Mapping the Indo-East Pakistani Borderlands
Tuesday, March 15, 2011, 4:30 p.m.
Doing For our Time What Marx Did For His: The Boggsian Challenge to Marxist Praxis
Wednesday, April 6, 2011, 4 p.m.
Saturday, April 13, 2013
The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH Room), Library Tower 1st Fl.
9:00 – 9:30
9:30 – 10:30
Olivia Santoro - No Queer Left Behind? : Modern LGBTQ Movements and the Deconstruction of QueerCriminality
Tyler Groskinsky - Pit Bulls and Prejudice: The Criminalization of the Poor and their Dogs
10:45 – 12:15
Brendan McQuade - Information and Communications Technologies in Historical Capitalism
Toivo Asheeke - Unpackingthe Revolutionary Tradition of the Black International: Imagining a Global Africa through Amilcar Cabral
Kai Yang – SpatialArchitectonics in Henri Lefebvre's The Production of Space
12:15 – 1:00
1:00 – 2:00
Anders Bjornberg - Rohingya Territoriality in Bangladesh: Humanitarian Crisis and National Disordering
Samantha Fox - Resilience in the Highlands of Guatemala: Transforming Community through Strugglesagainst Gold Mining
2:15 – 3:15
Jakob Feinig - Monetary Deskilling in the United States, 1896 to 1981
Kaan Evren Basaran - Where Does New Work Come From? Ursula Huws' Take on Labor Process andReproduction
April 2, 2011
Binghamton University, in Library North (LN) 1324C
Coordinated by Antoine Dolcerocca, Steven Knauss and James Parisot
9–10:30: Panel A (Discussant: Gökhan Terzioğlu)
Matt Birkhold, 'If you Don't Move Your Feet I Don't Eat': Hip Hop and the Demand for Black Labor
Antoine Dolcerocca, The ‘New’ Mercantilism: On Intellectual Property Monopolies and Political Capitalism
Steve Knauss, Is 'unequal exchange' still relevant in our post-globalized world?
10:45–12:15: Panel B (Discussant: Steve Knauss)
James Parisot, Gramsci, Hegemony, and British Power: Were the British Hegemonic?
Cory Martin, Capital and Nonwage Labor: The Incorporation of the West Indies into the Nascent World System
Brendan McQuade, World Systems and Hegemony: Cox and Gramsci's Research Agendas
12:30–2: Panel C (Discussant: James Parisot)
Latoya Lee, Reproductive Technologies in Transnational Context
Ryan Mead, The Historical Transformations of the Visual Perspective in the Modern World-System
Dellvin Williams, "New World Water": Ecology and the Scramble for Africa
3:30–5:15: Panel D (Discussant: Antoine Dolcerocca)
Brian Zbriger, Migration Enforcement in the Neoliberal Politics of Production
Güllistan Yarkın, The Evolution of the Discourse of the Kurdish Movement on the Political Economy of the Kurdish Region in Turkey
Harun Ercan, Why armed struggle?: The Radicalization of the Kurdish Movement in Turkey
7–1: Party at Melih’s and Marcin’s at 10 ½ Highland Street.
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