Talk Radio on 03/26/10

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Fri, 03/26/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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How race and racism have shifted around the world with the onset of globalization

Priya Kandaswamy hosts. The guest is David Theo Goldberg, scholar of global racism and Director of the University of California Humanities Research Institute. He’ll discuss how race and racism have shifted around the world with the onset of globalization and other issues.

Dr. Goldberg speaks on "Socialities of the Skin" on Thursday, March 25, 7:00 p.m. at Portland State University, Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 238.

The event is co-sponsored by Oregon Humanities and KBOO.

“Socialities of the Skin,” Goldberg will address how race has ordered socialities across time, and how it organizes them around demographic and cultural homogeneity. The talk will also discuss more recent shifts in race prompted by contemporary neoliberalism. The talk will end by considering what a genuinely alternative, heterogenous sociality might look like.

David Theo Goldberg, Ph.D., is the Director of the University of California Humanities Research Institute, the University of California system-wide research facility for the human sciences and theoretical research in the arts. He also holds faculty appointments as Professor of Comparative Literature and Criminology, Law and Society at UC Irvine, and is a Fellow of the UCI Critical Theory Institute.

Professor Goldberg's work ranges over issues of political theory, race and racism, ethics, law and society, critical theory, cultural studies and, increasingly, digital humanities. Together with Cathy Davidson of Duke University, he founded the Humanities, Arts, Science and Technology Advanced Collaboratory (HASTAC) to promote partnerships between the human sciences, arts, social sciences and technology and supercomputing interests for advancing research, teaching and public outreach. Currently, with Mimi Ito he is leading the building of the MacArthur-UCHRI Research Hub in Digital Media and Learning at UC Irvine, an on-site and virtual research facility designed to promote field-building in the area.

He and Davidson recently published The Future of Learning Institutions in a Digital Age, a summary report of the forthcoming book, The Future of Thinking: Learning Institutions in a Digital Age (forthcoming, MIT Press). He has authored numerous books, including The Threat of Race (2008); The Racial State (2002); Racial Subjects: Writing on Race in America (1997); Racist Culture: Philosophy and the Politics of Meaning (1993); and Ethical Theory and Social Issues: Historical Texts and Contemporary Readings (1989/1995). He has also edited or co-edited many volumes, including A Companion to Gender Studies (2005); A Companion to Racial and Ethnic Studies (2002); Between Law and Culture: Relocating Legal Studies (2002); Relocating Postcolonialism (2002); Race Critical Theories: Text and Context (2001); Multiculturalism: A Critical Reader (1994); Jewish Identity (1993); and Anatomy of Racism (1990).


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