Seminar by Dr. Adam Culver

Event Information
Event Date: 
Wednesday, 10 August 2016 - 2:15pm

Dr. Adam Culver, a Research associate at MISR, will be giving a seminar on wednesday, 10 August 2016 at Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR).

Title: Elections, Informality, and Failures of Incorporation: Reflections on the Search for Political Community

Time: 2:15pm - 5:15pm.

Venue: MISR seminar room 1.

The seminar papers are available from MISR Library..

The event is open to the Public. Audience attendance is limited to 60 persons.

Short Bio

Adam Culver received his PhD in Political Science from the Johns Hopkins University in 2015. His research is situated at the intersection of political theory and comparative racial politics and focuses, in particular, on Greek tragedy, continental philosophy, post-nationalist black political thought, urban politics, democratic pluralism, critical race theory, and anti-colonial politics and thought. He is currently preparing a book manuscript, Race and Romantic Visions: A Tragic Reading, which explores a set of creative intersections between romanticism, Nietzschean philosophy, and modern black political thought through a series of engagements with Sophocles, Kant, Herder, Du Bois, Nietzsche, Fanon, and James Baldwin. By placing these thinkers and the concerns of contemporary transnational black politics in conversation, this work seeks to both investigate the implications of different theories of time, subjectivity, and ethics for how we think about the relationship between race, history, and politics and examine how reflecting on the centrality of race-making and racial violence to the development of modernity leads us to reconsider some of the prevailing theories, methods, and epistemic frames through which Western political theory has traditionally operated. For his next project he is interested in exploring the connections between processes of race-making in the West and similar hegemonic practices of containment, control, and domination in post-colonial Africa through a comparative study of the politics of precarity in Kampala and Baltimore, Maryland.

 

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