By Gregory Parker
Mar 18, 2013
The Eisenberg Institute concludes the term's Thursday Speakers Series on April 4, 4 p.m. in 1014 Tisch Hall, with Sharad Chari's lecture, "From Progressive Segregation to the Ruins of Revolution: Ruinous Dialectics in Durban." Chari is an associate professor at the Centre for Indian Studies in Africa, and the Anthropology Department, at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. Since 2002, Professor Chari has been conducting long-term ethnographic and historical research on the remains of racial capitalism in post-apartheid South Africa, as witnessed through two neighborhoods adjacent to oil refineries and other polluting industry in the city of Durban.
This lecture is free and open to the public. Link for a lecture abstract and short biography.
On April 5, 12 p.m. in 1014 Tisch Hall, the Institute concludes this term's workshop series with "Race, Gender, and the Spatial Production of Morality," featuring Professor Chari and University of Michigan graduate students Brady G'Sell (Ph.D. Student, Anthropology and History) and Nora Krinitsky (Ph.D. Candidate, History); the session is chaired by Pamela Ballinger (Associate Professor of History, University of Michigan). Link for more details. Lunch provided. Free and open to the public.
These events have been made possible by a generous contribution from Kenneth and Frances Aftel Eisenberg.
Bottom image: Soccer game in the shadow of heavy industry, Durban, South Africa (photo by Cedric Nunn).