Judith Butler (Distinguished Professor in the Graduate School, Comparative Theory and Critical Theory, UC Berkeley)
Jay Bernstein (Philosophy, The New School)
Anne Boyer (Poet, Essayist, and Writer, Kansas City Art Institute)
José Medina (Philosophy, Northwestern University)
Dilip Gaonkar (Communication Studies, Northwestern University)
Free and open to the public. On Zoom.
The Center for Transcultural Studies is a leading research institution that creates new forms of cultural understanding for a rapidly internationalizing world. Its major objectives are:
The Questioning the Present project was launched in 2020 as a response to the contemporary political, economic, and social conditions in light of the COVID-19 crisis.
Today, liberal democracies are under unprecedented strain from within and without. In each episode, Shalini Randeria invites a leading scholar to explore the challenges and dilemmas facing democracies around the world. They investigate what needs to be done to ensure the future well-being of our democratic institutions and practices.
The Semiotics Working Group was founded in the fall of 2020 and meets monthly. With a diverse background ranging from Terra's work on non-propositional semiosis to Costas and Paul's analyses of indexicality and interpretants, to Greg's analysis of circulation, the group is exploring the possibility of a "continuous-time semiotics."
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The Center for Transcultural Studies is a leading research institution that creates new forms of cultural understanding for a rapidly internationalizing world.