Queer Nations and Trans-lations

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The following review of Akiko Shimizu’s “‘Imported’ Feminism and ‘Indigenous’ Queerness: From Backlash to Transphobic Feminism in Transnational Japanese Context,” an ICCTP-sponsored lecture and seminar held at the University of California, Berkeley, in January 2020, appears in the latest issue of Postmodern Culture. Queer Nations and Trans-lations by Daryl Maude What does it mean to be trans in Japan, or in Japanese? How does it correspond with transness in North America or in English? Terms and identities travel and are translated, existing not in a relationship of one-to-one correspondence, but rather in an association with one another. To be gei or toransujendā in Japanese is not the same …

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ACLS Fellowships and Grants

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The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is one of the leading private institutions supporting scholars in the humanities and related social sciences at the doctoral and postdoctoral levels. Fellows and grantees in all programs are selected by committees of scholars appointed for this purpose. (See What is peer review?) ACLS seeks to embed our commitment to inclusive excellence in all of our fellowship and grant programs, from our recruitment of peer reviewers to the evaluation of proposals and the administration of awards. In the 2019-20 competition year, ACLS fellowship and grants supported approximately 350 scholars advancing humanistic research at over 150 US institutions of higher …

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Debt and Property Violence Workshop

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Organizers: Verónica Gago and Luci Cavallero (GIIF-UBA) in collaboration with the International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs (ICCTP) August 20, 2020 4:00 pm, Buenos Aires  Organized by GIIF (Grupo de Investigación e Intervención Feminista, Feminist Investigation and Intervention Group, at the University of Buenos Aires) in collaboration with the ICCTP, this is the first workshop in the ICCTP’s series on “Debt, Vulnerability, and Forms of Care.” The workshop focuses on the relationship between debt and social reproduction along three main lines of inquiry. The first concerns access to housing, which has become a key terrain for the production of debt …

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Call for Papers—On Strikes and Critical Theory

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Abstracts (400 words) are due on October 15, 2020, and those invited to submit full papers for peer review will have a May 1, 2021 deadline for paper submission. Articles should be approximately 10,000 words, including notes; shorter contributions should be 2,000-5,000 words, including notes. Inquiries and submissions should be sent to Susana Draper or Samera Esmeir at CFPcriticaltimes@berkeley.edu. — Modern labor strikes became a strategy of the working class with the onset of the industrial revolution, and they have been deployed since to both revolutionary and reformist ends. But much has changed in the practice of strikes since the period of their modern intertwinement …

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The Million Book Project: The Power of Freedom Libraries Special Event Featuring Reginald Dwayne Betts and Elizabeth Alexander

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Join Reginald Dwayne Betts, poet and legal scholar, in a conversation with Elizabeth Alexander, renowned poet, educator, memoirist, and president of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, on Thursday, July 30th at 5 pm EDT for the special event “The Million Book Project: The Power of Freedom Libraries” about the launch of The Million Book Project and the liberating power of literature. Please RSVP for this virtual event by clicking HERE.  (Registration required!) The Million Book Project, spearheaded by Mr. Betts, marks the first major grant since the announcement of the Foundation’s new strategic direction – one that grounds all its …

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[ConTactos] Verónica Gago, There Is No Fire Without Air / Sin aire no hay fuego / Sem ar não há fogo

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New from [ConTactos] In “There Is No Fire Without Air,” Verónica Gago maps transnational transfeminist struggles across the globe as they come into contact, creating lasting reverberations that not only make visible a shared political memory, but also prepare us to act together despite our current pandemic circumstances. Read the full article here. “There Is No Fire Without Air” is the eleventh installment of [ConTactos], an ongoing series of critical reflections on our pandemic times. [ConTactos] As communities across the world succumb to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are placed in an exasperating bind between our desire to intervene, to do something in the …

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Art in Our Moment: A Conversation with Kiyan Williams and Gioncarlo Valentine

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July 9, 2020, 6:30 p.m. Join artists Kiyan Williams (they/them) and Gioncarlo Valentine (he/they) for a conversation about their aesthetic practice in our moment of explicit anti-black and anti-trans*, nonbinary, and gender-nonconforming violence, threaded with—and refused by—collective action and care. Moderated by Isaac Jean-François (he/him) Please RSVP to irwgs@columbia.edu for Zoom Link. About the Speakers Gioncarlo Valentine (b. 1990) is an award winning American photographer and writer. Valentine hails from Baltimore City and attended Towson University, in Maryland. Backed by his seven years of social work experience, his work focuses on issues faced by marginalized populations, most often focusing his lens …

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British Academy Activities: Memories of Violence, Knowledge Frontiers & Writing Workshops

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The British Academy continues its efforts to sustain and further strengthen the UK’s engagement and research collaboration with partners overseas despite the challenges of the current pandemic. Following the announcement of seven new interdisciplinary projects exploring options for promoting societal resilience, we recently opened a new competition round under our Knowledge Frontiers programme. We are inviting applications from UK-based researchers in the humanities and the social sciences wishing to collaborate with colleagues in other disciplines and countries on topics at the intersection between technology, nature and humanity. In partnership with the Polish Academy of Sciences, we are also inviting applications to an international research collaboration …

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Conversations on The Black Register and Resolutely Black

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Join the International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs on Zoom for two inaugural events in a series of interventions organized by the Critical South book series. These events will put two recently published books on Blackness and decoloniality into timely conversation with our current political moment. Tuesday, June 16 10:00 am PDT / 7:00 pm SAST The Black Register, a conversation with Tendayi Sithole (University of South Africa), Victoria Collis-Buthelezi (University of Johannesburg), and Thabang Monoa (University of Johannesburg), moderated by David Theo Goldberg (UC Irvine). Tendayi Sithole’s The Black Register asks: how have Black thinkers confronted and made sense of a world structured by anti-Blackness, a world that militates …

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On Anti-Blackness in the United States

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Natalia Brizuela and Samera Esmeir, UC Berkeley Directors, ICCTP Projects June 5, 2020   George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery—all were murdered by the police for being Black. Through their singular names, we also recall the names of all others who have been killed, or whose lives have been wrecked, by racist institutions. We stand in solidarity with Black communities, now and always, against all forms of racism and injustice. Moved by past and present struggles against oppression and domination in different parts of the world, we acknowledge the rage and grief of Black communities in the United States. From …

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