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Twenty-First Annual Cultural Studies Conference


October 21 – October 22
Conference Schedule

Friday, October 21, 2016capitalism_confposter

1:30pm – 3:30pm, Panel 1: Capitalism and Accounting Practices
SSRC Grand Hall, Woodburn Hall

  • Rebecca Lave (Associate Professor, Department of Geography, IU), “Accounting for Nature”
  • Amali Ibrahim (Assistant Professor, Department of Religious Studies & Department of International Studies, IU), “Accounting for the Soul: Religious Improvisation in Democratic Indonesia”
  • Stephen Macekura (Assistant Professor, Department of International Studies, IU), “The Rhodesian Anxiety: Accounting for Post- Colonial Capitalism”
  • Moderator: Susan Lepselter (Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, IU)

4:00pm – 5:30pm, Keynote Address
SSRC Grand Hall, Woodburn Hall

  • Bethany E. Moreton (Professor, Department of History, Dartmouth College), “Fifty Shades of Green: Sexing the History of Capitalism”

Saturday, October 22, 2016

10:00am – 12:00pm, Panel 2: Capitalism and the State
SSRC Grand Hall, Woodburn Hall

  • Kris Manjapra (Associate Professor, Department of History, Tufts University), “Plantation Century: The Global Spread of Industrial Agriculture, 1830-1930”
  • Daromir Rudnyckyj (Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Victoria), “Subjects of Debt: Identification and Entrepreneurialization in Islamic Finance”
  • Patrick Dove (Associate Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, IU), “Narcocapitalism and the Social Pact”
  • Moderator: Ilana Gershon (Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, IU)

12:00pm – 1:00pm, Lunch
SSRC Grand Hall, Woodburn Hall

1:00pm – 3:00pm, Panel 3: Representing Capitalism
SSRC Grand Hall, Woodburn Hall

  • John J. McGlothlin (Visiting Lecturer, Kelley School of Business, IU), “The Sanctioned Histories of US Financial Institutions”
  • Joan Hawkins (Associate Professor, Cinema and Media Studies, Media School, IU), “Capital Interventions”
  • Jeffrey T. Kenney (“Walter E. Bundy Professor of Religious Studies, DePauw University), “Neo-Liberalism and the New Muslim Self in Egypt and Beyond”
  • Moderator: Micol Seigel (Associate Professor, Department of American Studies & Department of History, IU)

3:15pm – 5:15 pm, Panel 4: Capitalisms and the Self
SSRC Grand Hall, Woodburn Hall

  • Majed Akhter (Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, IU), “Infrastructures of Internationalism in the Memoirs of Amir Haider Khan”
  • Ilana Gershon (Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, IU), “Neoliberalism’s Faultlines”
  • Sara Friedman (Associate Professor, Anthropology/Gender Studies) “Intentional Precarity: Opting Out as a Strategy for Producing Value”
  • Moderator: Claudia Breger (Professor, Department of Germanic Studies, IU)


Past Conferences


2015 Conference: Child Matters


2014 Conference: Global Moral Panics


2013 Conference: Sonic Interventions