Social Science Seminar

The Social Science Seminar meets each week on Monday from 10:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m in the Dilworth Room. Attendees, as in the past, include the Faculty, Members, Visitors and Research Assistants of the School of Social Science, those Members of the School of Historical Studies with related interests, and colleagues from the wider academic community.  If there are any questions regarding the Seminar, please contact Donne Petito at 609.734.8250 or We look forward to seeing you.

Seminar Schedule

2019 - 2020

September 23 Ed Cohen
Invoking Healing, or How to Think Therapeutically
September 30 Eben Kirksey
Hope for a Cure: AIDS Activists, Beautiful Lies, and the World’s First “Edited” Children
October 7
Isabelle Guérin
Unpayable Debts, Emancipatory Debts. The Political and Moral Economies of Women's Debt and Women's Bodies
October 14 Naor H. Ben-Yehoyada
Of Other Brotherhoods: Mafia, Freemasons, and the Changing Criminalization of Ritual Relationships in Sicily
October 21 Başak Can
In the Margins of Medical Evidence: Expert Witnessing and State Violence in Turkey
October 28 Sarah Quinn
The Credit State and the State of Political Credit: On the Relationship Between Capital Allocation and Political Misrecognition in the United States 
November 4 Jeremiah O. Arowosegbe
Autochthony, Line Systems and State Building in Nigeria
November 11 Webb Keane
The Ethical Stance and the Possibility of Critique
November 18
Susana Narotzky
Reinventing oneself during the crisis. Autonomy and dependencies between entrepreneurship and solidarity
November 25
Benjamin Braun
Wealth Regimes: The Political Economy of Asset Management
December 2
Chloe Thurston
December 9
Alexander R. Galloway  
The Crystalline Medium: Computation and Its Consequences
December 16
Virag Molnar   
Class Trips Beyond Borders: State-Sponsored Heritage Tourism and Ethnic Nationalism
January 21 (Tues)
Alden H. Young    
January 27
Wendy Warren
February 3
Joëlle Vailly
February 10
Fleur Johns
February 18 (Tues)
Julia Ott
February 24
Nathalie M. Peutz 
March 2 Marion Fourcade  
March 9
Z. Fareen Parvez       
March 16
Alondra Nelson
March 23
Latif Tas      
March 30
Horacio Ortiz
April 6
Lena Lavinas
April 13
Benjamin Lemoine
April 20 Federico Neiburg  
April 27 Robert Karl  
May 4 Greta LaFleur  
May 11 Herbert Docena  
May 18 Pascal Michaillat  

Seminar subjects may vary from the personal statements of Members included on this site. Please refer to the descriptions above for exact topic of talk.