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Convening Yale: A Conversation with Prof. Daniel Markovits YC'00, YLS '91. The Meritocracy Trap.

The meritocratic ideal—that people should get ahead based on their own accomplishments rather than their parents’ social class—has become our age’s literal common sense. Both Democrats and Republicans, even as they agree on almost nothing else, insist that meritocracy gives everyone fair shot at success and place it at the heart of the American Dream. However, Markovits argues that meritocracy is a sham.

POSTPONED: The Material Force of Justice: Diffractive R Quantum Physics (2019–20 Terry Lectures) Lecture 3: What Flashes Up: Infinity, Nothingness, and the Material Force of Justice

2019-20 Terry Lectures delivered by Karen Barad, Professor of Feminist Studies, Philosophy, and History of Consciousness at the University of California at Santa Cruz.
Contact: Office of the Secretary and Vice President for Student Life, secretary.office@yale.edu

POSTPONED: The Material Force of Justice: Diffractive Readings of Walter Benjamin and Quantum Physics (2019–20 Terry Lectures)Lecture 1: Theological-Political-Scientific Fragments: Constellations, Diffractions, and the Materiality of Theorizing

2019-20 Terry Lectures delivered by Karen Barad, Professor of Feminist Studies, Philosophy, and History of Consciousness at the University of California at Santa Cruz.
Contact: Office of the Secretary and Vice President for Student Life, secretary.office@yale.edu

POSTPONED: The Material Force of Justice: Diffractive Readings of Walter Benjamin and Quantum Physics (2019–20 Terry Lectures) Lecture 2: Troubling Time/s: Theses on the Philosophy of History

2019-20 Terry Lectures delivered by Karen Barad, Professor of Feminist Studies, Philosophy, and History of Consciousness at the University of California at Santa Cruz.
Contact: Office of the Secretary and Vice President for Student Life, secretary.office@yale.edu

POSTPONED- Public Humanities Library Talk - Mary Lui

Professor Mary Lui’s lecture at the Wilson Branch of the New Haven Free Public Library, originally scheduled for this evening, has been POSTPONED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER. An alternate date and time will be announced in the coming weeks.
“Mr. Saund Goes to Washington” This talk discusses the historic 1956 election of Congressman Dalip Singh Saund, the first Asian American elected to the U.S. Congress. Mary Lui will discuss the political, cultural, and social significance of Saund’s campaign and victory in the context of the 1950s Cold War.

CLAIS Colloquia: Seth Holmes

Seth Holmes, University of California - Berkeley
Seth M. Holmes is a cultural and medical anthropologist and physician whose work focuses broadly on social hierarchies, health inequalities, and the ways in which such asymmetries are naturalized, normalized, and resisted. Dr. Holmes is currently investigating social hierarchies and health disparities in the context of US-Mexico migration and the ways in which these inequalities become understood to be natural and normal.
Co-Sponsored by the Department of Anthropology

Critical Encounters Series: Crystal Feimster “‘Plying Her Advocation’: Finding Clarinda Tackert Rasure (aka Julia Dean) in Civil War Archives”

Crystal Feimster is Associate Professor of African American Studies and American Studies at Yale University. Feimster’s academic focus is racial and sexual violence; currently, she is completing a project on rape during the American Civil War. Her book, Southern Horrors: Women and the Politics of Rape and Lynching, focuses on two women journalists: Ida B. Wells, who campaigned against lynching, and Rebecca Latimer Felton, who urged white men to prove their manhood by lynching black men accused of raping white women.
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Critical Encounters Series: Camille Owens: “Tom Wiggins’s Sensorium: Black Suffering, White Enjoyment, and the Un-ending Antebellum Family”

Camille Owens is a PhD candidate in African American Studies and American Studies. Her areas of research include nineteenth-century racial science, performances of blackness and disability, and the history of childhood. Her dissertation, ‘Blackness and the Human Child: Race, Prodigy, and the Logic of American Childhood,’ traces a genealogy of black prodigy performances from the eighteenth century to the twentieth, examining scientific and popular intersections of race and child-development as measures of the Human.
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Critical Encounters Series: Alanna Hickey “Translating the Cherokee Hymn”

Alanna Hickey is Assistant Professor of English. Her research and teaching focuses on intersections between early American literatures, poetry and poetics, Native American and Indigenous studies, and settler colonial studies. She is currently working on a book manuscript that uncovers the central role of poetry in Native American expressive cultures before the Native American Renaissance of the 1960s.

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