The Theory Reading Group is a cross-disciplinary forum bringing together graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from across the Humanities for collaborative reflection on the issues of planetary importance.  This semester's meetings will be devoted to discussions of contemporary theoretical texts grouped under the theme of "Global Decoloniality."  The intellectual problems we will engage with include the coloniality of modernity, cultures of scholarship, subaltern thought, epistemic delinking, and decolonial politics, ethics, and aesthetics in various geographies from Latin American to African, South Asian. and post-Soviet formations.

Spring 2019 Schedule

  • February 25
  • March 11
  • April 4 Rm 15 JHH
    discussion on Alexander Weheliye's Habeas Viscus: Racializing Assemblages, Biopolitics, and Black Feminist Theories of the Human
  • April 25 Rm 15 JHH discussion on Gayatri Gopinath's Unruly Visions: The Aesthetic Practices of Queer Diaspora.


Tentative schedule of meetings for Fall 2018:

  • September 18
  • October 9
  • October 30
  • November 20
  • December 11

Contact:  Grega Ulen

Past Conferences: