Upcoming Lectures

[Partial and provisional list, please check for updates and verify information on the website of the inviting party]

2014           “Structure, Crisis, and Transformation: A Plea for Clarity and Parsimony.” Opening keynote to the 6th Annual Seminar of the Bielefeld Graduate School in History and Sociology (BGHS), Universität Bielefeld,  Bielefeld, Germany, 4 June.

2014           “Bourdieu, the Field of Power and the Penal State.” Conference on the Many Hands of the State, University of Chicago, Chicago, 15-17 May.

2014           “Concept and Sensibility in Ethnographic Research.” Special workshop, Department of Sociology DePaul University, Chicago, 14 May.

2014           “The Three Ages of Chicago’s Bronzeville.” Public lecture, Division of the Social Sciences, DePaul University, Chicago, 13 May.

2014           Chair and discussant, “Pierre Bourdieu and the Genesis of the State.” Public Sociology Forum, Department of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley, 17 April.

2014           "The Social Algebra of Ghettoization." Berkeley Social Ontology Group (dir. John Searle), Pre-Spring Break Symposium,  University of California, Berkeley, 21 March.

2014           “Inequality, Marginality and Social Justice in the City.” The Hrant Dink Memorial Lecture, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, 17 January.

2014           “Du concept au cas: comment mettre les théories de Bourdieu en pratique.” Galatasaray University and Cogito, Istanbul, Turkey, 16 January.

 

Recent lectures (2013)

 

2013           “Racial Division and Neoliberalism: Parasitism or Synergy?” Panel discussion on “Neoliberalism, Capitalism, and Race in the 21st Century,” Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture, University of Chicago, Chicago, 21 November. 

2013           “The Three States of Bourdieu.” Session on “Pierre Bourdieu and the Invention of the State.” Annual meetings of the Social Science History Association, Chicago, 21 November.

2013           Chair and co-organizer, with William Novak, session on “Pierre Bourdieu and the Invention of the State.” Annual meetings of the Social Science History Association, Chicago, 21 November.

2013           “Managing Marginality, Projecting Sovereignty: Pillars of the Penal State.” Conference on The Many Hands of the State, University of Chicago, Chicago, 20 November.

2013           “The View from Above, the Second Racial Cage, and the Raw End of the New Deal.” Public Sociology Forum on Fear Itself (with Ira Katznelson, Dylan Riley and Margaret Weir), Department of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley, 6 November.

2013           “Ghetto, Hyperghetto, Favela et Caetera: Constellations of Urban Relegation.” Colégio Brasileiro de Altos Estudos and PPGAS (Museu nacional e Universidade federal de Rio de Janeiro), Rio de Janeiro, 22 October.

2013           “Brazilian Bastille: Why Hyperincarceration has Come to the Tropics.” Universidade de Estado de Rio de Janeiro and Instituto Carioca de Criminología, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 21 October.

2013           “The Futility and Necessity of Human Rights in an Era of Carceral Inflation.”  Gendarmeria de Chile, Division of Human Rights, Santiago, Chile, 16 October.

2013           “Comparing Territories of Urban Relegation: Class, Ethnicity and State in the Making of Marginality.” The Michel Foucault Lecture, Universidad de Chile and French Embassy in Chile, Santiago, Chile, 15 October.

2013           “Thick Construction: Theory, Body and Social Relations in Ethnography.” School of Architecture and Urban Planning and School of Social Science, Universidad de Chile, 15 October.

2013           “Destitution, Disgrace and Punishment in the 21st Century.” Cátedra Norbert Lechner, Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile, 14 October.

2013           “Horizontality and Verticality in Social Life: Learning from the Case of the Ghetto.” International conference on “Linking Theory and Empirical Research in the Social Sciences: Challenges and Debates,” Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany, 19 June.

2013           “Linking Habitus, Social Space and Symbolic Power.” 3rd Berlin Summer School in Social Sciences, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany, 18 June.

2013           “Appariement, catégories, échelle: trois alertes aux comparatistes.” Opening keynote to the Colloque international “Comparisons franco-américaines,” Sciences Po-CERI et IDHE-Université Paris Ouest, with the support of the Fulbright Commission, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, Nanterre, France, 17 June.

2013           “Un sociologue francais dans le ghetto noir américain: entrer, circuler, sortir.” Opening keynote to the Colloque international de l’Association Euro-africaine pour l’Anthropologie du Changement social et du Développement (APAD), “Les relations d’enquête, au cœur de la démarche anthropologique,” CIRAD, University of Montpellier, Montpellier, France, 13 June.

2013           “La boxe et le blues: politique des métiers du corps dans le ghetto noir américain.” Opening keynote, Colloque Ethnomusika, “A corps et voix: musique, danse et engagement,” Musée de l’Homme, Paris, France, 13 June.

2013           “La cité des sciences sociales dans la cité.” Opening dialogue with Tariq Ali on “L’engagement politique des sciences humaines.” Colloque Ethnomusika, “A corps et voix: musique, danse et engagement,” Le petit bain, Paris, France, 12 June.

2013           “Science and Critique after Bourdieu.” Closing roundtable to the conference “Science et critique du monde social: la leçon de Bourdieu.” Dipartimento di Ricerche Economiche e Sociali, Universitá degli studi di Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy, 6 June.

2013           “Core Bourdieu.” Opening keynote to the conference “Science et critique du monde social: la leçon de Bourdieu,” Dipartimento di Ricerche Economiche e Sociali, Universitá degli studi di Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy, 6 June.

2013           “Marginalité, ethnicité et pénalité dans la ville néolibérale.” Public lecture sponsored by the Dipartimento di Ricerche Economiche e Sociali, Universitá degli studi di Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy, 5 June.

2013           “Rethinking Spaces of Seclusion: A Model for Comparison.” Workshop, Global Refugee Studies and Department of Political Science, Ålborg University, Copenhagen Campus, and the Dignity Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark, 31 May.

2013           “Revisiting Urban Outcasts.” Symposium for the launch of Byens Udstoedte, co-sponsored by the Department of Global Studies and the journal Praktische Grunde, Roskilde University, Roskilde, Denmark, 31 May.

2013           “Punishing the Poor Comes to Denmark: Extending Concepts and Adapting Research Design.”  Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark, 30 May.

2013           “Fatal Triangle: Marginality, Ethnicity and Penality in the Postindustrial Metropolis.” Public lecture sponsored by the Danish National Centre for Social Research, (SFI), Copenhagen, Denmark, 30 May.

2013           “Les métamorphoses du corps pugilistique.” Opening keynote to the 7th International meetings of the Société de sociologie du sport de langue française, Strasbourg, France, 29 May.

2013           “Carceral Blast: Conceptual Cells, Empirical Phantoms, and Theoretical Chimeras in the Study of the Penal State.” Strategic Working Group on Prison Studies, Townshend Institute for the Humanities, University of California, Berkeley, 22 April.

2013           “The Two Faces of the Ghetto: Horizontality and Verticality in Racial Domination.” Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, University of California, Berkeley, 3 April.

2013           “État, ville, châtiment.” Séminaire du Groupe de Recherches Interdisciplinaires sur le Politique, École normale supérieure, Paris, France, 12 January.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 














 

2014           “The Three Ages of Chicago’s Bronzeville.” Public lecture, Division of the Social Sciences, DePaul University, Chicago, 13 May.