The Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory presents
Friday, May 9
9:15am: Coffee Reception
9:45am: Opening Remarks: Lauren M. E. Goodlad (Director, Unit for Criticism/English)10:00am-11.30am: Keynote Lecture 1
Dider Fassin (Institute for Advanced Study), "What Is (a) Life Worth? Biolegitimacy and Inequality"Introduction: Jonathan Xavier Inda (Latina/o Studies)
11:30am-11:45am: Coffee Break
11:45am-1:15pm: Panel 1
Margaret Somers (Michigan), "Social Inequality or Social Exclusion? Why Karl Polanyi is the Necessary Thinker of Our (Dark) Times"
Siobhan Somerville (Illinois), "Naturalizing Civil Rights"Moderator: Samantha Frost (Political Science/Gender and Women's Studies)
Angelique Haugerud (Rutgers), "Critical Inequalities and the Satirical Turn"
Jeremy Varon (New School), "Much Ado About Who Knows What: The Ecstasy and Agony of Occupy"Moderator: Daniel Gilbert (Labor & Employment Relations)
Laura Pulido (USC), "Landscapes of Environmental Justice"
Kalyanakrishnan Sivaramakrishnan (Yale), "Environmental Jurisprudence and Inequality in India"Moderator: Melissa Orlie (Political Science)
Saturday, May 10
10:30am: Coffee Reception
11:00am: Opening Remarks: J.B. Capino (Unit for Criticism/English)11:15am-12:45pm: Keynote Lecture 2
Patricia Williams (Columbia Law), "Racial Ventriloquism and The Crazy-Making of America"Introduction: Robin Kar (Law)
12:45pm-1:45pm: LUNCH1:45pm-3:15pm: Panel 4
Toussaint Losier (Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Associate affiliated with the Department of African-American Studies, Illinois), "'The rich get probation and the poor get prison': Ideology, Class, and Criminal Justice in the Age of Inequality"
Mary Romero (Arizona),"Critical Perspectives on Carework: Placing Domestics and Nannies at the Center of Analysis"Moderator: Faranak Miraftab (Urban & Regional Planning)
3:15pm-3:30pm: Coffee Break
3:30pm-5:00pm: Closing Roundtable
Jennifer Baldwin (Medicine/Anthropology)
Jonathan Xavier Inda (Latina/o Studies)
Ellen Moodie (Anthropology)
Jesse Ribot (Geography/SDEP)
Moderator: Lauren M.E. Goodlad (Director, Unit for Criticism/English)
Conference Organizers: Lauren M. E. Goodlad (Unit for Criticism/English); J.B. Capino (Unit for Criticism/English); Jonathan Xavier Inda (Latina/o Studies); Ellen Moodie (Anthropology); Jesse Ribot (Geography/SDEP); Graduate Assistants: Esti Ezkerra & John Moore
Co-organized by the Unit for Criticism & Interpretive Theory, Latina/Latino Studies, and Social Dimensions of Environmental Policy, with the co-sponsorship support of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; the Center for Advanced Study; the department of French/French@Illinois; Women & Gender in Global Perspectives; the departments of English, Gender & Women's Studies, and Anthropology; the Trowbridge Initiative in American Cultures; the departments of African American Studies and Sociology; the Program in Comparative & World Literature; the European Union Center via US Dept. of Education Title VI; and the departments of Political Science and History.