Critical Theory in the Global South Teach-In

On November 13, the Critical Theory Cluster at Northwestern University held an inaugural teach-in for its Critical Theory in the Global South curriculum, an ICCTP initiative. The event welcomed professors and participants working in critical theory from universities in South Africa, Chile, Mexico, and Peru along with professors from Northwestern, Yale, Rutgers, and Fordham.

​Session One, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. (Kresge 3438)
Aesthetics and the Critique of Political Theology
Conveners: Eduardo Sabrovsky (Universidad Diego Portales, Chile) and Peter Fenves (German, Northwestern), with the participation of Javier Burdman (Northwestern graduate project fellow)​

Session Two, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. (John Evans Center, Living Room)
Afro-Pessimism, North and South (Appropriation and Its Discontents)
Conveners: Huey Copeland (Art History and Black Arts Initiative, Northwestern) and Mellon International Predoctoral Fellow Athi Joja (MFA and WISER, University of the Witwatersrand), with the participation of Mlondi Zondi (Northwestern graduate project fellow)​

Session Three, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. (John Evans Center, Dining Room)
From States of Exception to the Aesthetics of Biopolitics
Conveners: Alejandra Uslenghi (Spanish & Portuguese, Northwestern) and Penelope Deutscher (Philosophy, Northwestern), with the participation of Willy Thayer (Universidad Metropolitana de Ciencias de la Educación, Chile)

Session Four, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. (John Evans Center, Sun Porch)
The Transnational Routes of Gender: Global South Reading Strategies and Critique in Feminist Theory
Conveners: Evan Mwangi (English and African Studies, Northwestern) and Marisa Belausteguigoitia (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)
Chaired and with responses from José Medina (Philosophy) and Andrew Parker (Rutgers), with the participation of Mellon International Predoctoral Fellow, Serah Kasembeli (Stellenbosch University, South Africa)

Session Five, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (John Evans Center, Sun Porch)
Circulating Anarchisms and Marxisms in the Andes: A discussion of Marx and Mariátegui
Conveners: Jorge Coronado (Spanish & Portuguese and Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Northwestern) and Víctor Vich (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú)
This session was conducted in Spanish

Session Six, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (John Evans Center, Dining Room)
Critical Memory
Conveners: Anna Parkinson (German and Gender & Sexuality Studies, Northwestern) and Sarah Nuttall (WISER, University of the Witwatersrand)

Session Seven, 11:30am – 1:00pm (Kresge 3438)
Invention and Errantry in Education: Rodríguez/Kohan, Rancière, and Hostos
Conveners: Ariana Gonzalez Stokas (Bard College), Samir Haddad (Fordham University), and Jason Wozniak (San José State University)​

For more information, contact sarah.mcginley@northwestern.edu