Program 2016-2017

Fall 2016
Beyond the Postcolonial City: Rethinking the Imperial Legacies of Contemporary Urbanism


September 29: Beyond the Postcolonial City? India, Indigeneity, and the Modern City / Panel: The Bengal Lounge Debate—History, Empire, and the Contemporary City
Neilesh Bose
Canada Research Chair in Global and Comparative History, Department of History, University of Victoria

October 27: Views from the Balcony: Space, Class, and Taste in Urban Egypt
Farha Ghannam
Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Swarthmore College

November 17: The Garden and the City: Urban Designs, Theosophy, and South Asia
Smriti Srinivas
Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of California at Davis 


Spring 2017

Anarchism in the City


January 26: Anarchy in the UK! Envisioning and Enacting the Anarchist City
Richard White
Reader in Human Geography, Sheffield Hallam University


February 16: Temporary Autonomous Zones, Anarchist Gatherings, 1988-2017
Lesley Wood
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, York University


March 30: Adrift in the City: Anarchy, Order, and Spatial Imagination
Jeff Ferrell
Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Texas Christian University