Colloquium: Jessica Greenberg

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Date(s) - 30/09/2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

AP 246


Friday, September 30, 2016

Prof. Jessica Greenberg (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Doing and Being Politics in the Post-Revolutionary Age
Anthropology Colloquium Series co-sponsored by the Centre for Diaspora & Transnational Studies (CDTS), the Arts & Science Students’ Union (ASSU), and the Graduate Students Union (GSU)
2:00-4:00pm, AP 246, 19 Russell St.

This talk analyzes how youth and feminist activists in contemporary Serbia configure politics when taken for granted categories of social transformation have become profoundly unmoored. I analyze how activists frame political ethics differently when they judge their actions against absolute definitions of social change versus contingent and situated understandings of praxis. I then consider whether a shift toward a more pragmatic politics among some youth activists is a sign that we are moving into a post-revolutionary age.

Jessica Greenberg is an associate professor of Anthropology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Her research focuses on the anthropology of democracy, postsocialism, post-revolutionary and youth politics in the Balkans. Her new research looks at legal cultures, human rights and the judicialization of democracy in the context of European integration.


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