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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Palladium at Night: A Talk About a Satellite

Colloquium | March 4 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 575 McCone Hall

Trevor Paglen

Department of Geography

Trevor Paglen's work deliberately blurs lines between science, contemporary art, journalism, and other disciplines to construct unfamiliar, yet meticulously researched ways to see and interpret the world around us.

Paglen's visual work has been exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Tate Modern, London; The Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis; The San Francisco Museum of Modern...   More >

Monday, March 9, 2015

Body Burdens: Soil, Sediment and Accretive Violence in Martinique

Colloquium | March 9 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 575 McCone Hall | Note change in date

Vanessa Agard-Jones, Assistant Professor, Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Yale University

Department of Geography

For the past half century, anglophone toxicologists and environmental activists have used the term “body burden” to describe the accumulated amount of harmful substances present in human bodies. In recent years, “charges corporelles” have emerged as part of the popular conversation in Martinique, a French territory in the Caribbean where Dr. Agard-Jones conducts ethnographic research.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Postcolonial Technopolitics

Colloquium | March 18 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 575 McCone Hall

Kavita Philip, Associate Professor, Department of History, University of California, Irvine

Department of Geography

Kavita Philip is an Associate Professor in the UCI Department of History. Her research interests are in technology in the developing world; transnational histories of science and technology; gender, race, globalization and postcolonialism; environmental history; and new media theory. Her essays have appeared in the journals Cultural Studies, Postmodern Culture, NMediaC, Radical History Review,...   More >