Movement with Mobility, Settlement without Belonging: A Proposal for Theorizing ‘Unsettlement’ Today

Professor Rosalind Morris

November 11, 2016 · 12-1PM

Columbia University, Fayerweather Hall, Room 301M

The Committee on Global Thought (CGT) Lunchtime Seminars are a forum for Columbia University faculty and visiting scholars to discuss current research characterizing and assessing issues of global importance. Open to Columbia affiliates only. No registration is required. Light lunch will be available.

Please note: this Lunchtime Seminar takes place on a Friday in a different location (Room 301M).

About the speaker

Rosalind Morris is Professor of Anthropology at Columbia University. Her earlier scholarship focused on the history of modernity in Southeast Asia and the place of the mass media in its development, particularly in the encounter between old and new forms of mediation. More recently, she has been writing an ethnography of South Africa’s mining communities. Traversing these fields of inquiry, her work addresses questions of the relationships between value and violence; aesethetics and the political; the sexualization of power and desire; and the history of anthropological thought and social theory. In her formally wide-ranging writings on all of these issues, she attends specifically to the problem of language, and the matter of representation.

Professor Morris has served as a Director of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, an Associate Director of the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society, and is the former co-editor of CONNECT: art, politics, theory, culture. She is also the founding editor of ‘The Africa List,’ for Seagull Books.

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Fall 2016 Schedule

Below is the schedule for Fall 2016. This seminar takes place on Friday from 12-1pm in Fayerweather Hall, Room 301M. Please check back for updates to the schedule.

SEPTEMBER 22

Kian Tajbakhsh on "The Limits of Global Thought: Western Social and Human Sciences on Trial"

OCTOBER 6

Joseph R. Slaughter on "Hijacking Human Rights"

OCTOBER 27

Brian Larkin on "Generators, Electricity and the Infrastructural Life of Cities"

NOVEMBER 10

Saeed Naqvi on "Being the Other: The Muslim in India"

NOVEMBER 11 (FRI. IN 301M FAYERWEATHER)

Rosalind Morris on "Movement without Mobility, Settlement without Belonging: A Proposal for Theorizing 'Unsettlement' Today"

NOVEMBER 17

Henry Rousso on "The Latest Catastrophe: History, the Present, the Contemporary"

DECEMBER 1

Vegard Skirbekk on "Differences in Aging Across Cultures: A Global Perspective"

Directions

This seminar takes place on Friday from 12-1pm in Fayerweather Hall, Room 301M. Please check back for updates to the schedule.