The 2009-2010 Institute for the Humanities Visiting Fellow is Adolph L. Reed, Jr., Professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania. A scholar of African-American politics and intellectual history, he is the author of numerous books, including The Jesse Jackson Phenomenon: the Crisis of Purpose in Afro-American Politics (1986), Stirrings in the Jug: Black Politics in the Post-Segregation Era (1999), and Class Notes: Posing as Politics and Other Thoughts on the American Scene (2000). He is currently at work on several projects, including "Making Sense of Race," that will explore the status of race as a biological category; and "When Compromises Come Home to Roost: The American Left's Retreat from Class Struggle and the Rise of Neoliberalism."
Adolph L. Reed, Jr.will be in residence at UIC from March 1-5, 2010, offering a seminar and a public lecture. The seminar is open to faculty and advanced graduate students. Preregistration is not required but it is highly recommended. The lecture is open to the public.
Lecture: Monday, March 1, 2010 at 3:00 p.m.
"Obama, Antiracism, and Rebuilding the American Left"
This lecture is free and open to the public.
Seminar: Thursday, March 4, 2010 from 2:00-4:30 p.m.
"Antiracism as a Critique and a Politics"
The seminar is open to faculty and advanced graduate students. Preregistration is highly recommended. To preregister, please contact Linda Vavra, 996-6354, firstname.lastname@example.org .
1. Pierre Bourdieu and LoõČc Wacquant, “On the Cunning of Imperialist Reason”.
2. Rogers Brubaker, Ethnicity without Groups (Harvard University Press, 2004), chapter 1.
3. Rogers Brubaker and Frederick Cooper, “Beyond 'Identity' ”.
4. Steven Gregory, "The 'Paradoxes' of Misplaced Concreteness: Thinking Through the State": fromPolitical Power and Social Theory symposium from 2002, "cholarly Controversy: Race and Class in American History"
5. Paul Liem and Eric Montague, eds, “Toward a Marxist Theory of Racism: Two Essays by Harry Chang”.
6. Adolph Reed, Jr., "The 'Color Line' Then and Now".
7. Adolph Reed, Jr., "The Limits of Anti-Racism".
8. Adolph Reed, Jr., "Unraveling the Relation of Race and Class in American Politics";
Ellen Meiksins Wood, "Class, Race, and Capitalism";
Maurice Zeitlin, "On the 'Confluence of Race and Class' in America": from Political Power and Social Theory symposium from 2002, "Scholarly Controversy: Race and Class in American History"
9. Ann Laura Stoler, On Racial Histories and Their Regimes of Truth, in Political Power and Social Theory 11 (1997).
10. LoõČc Wacquant, "For an Analytic of Racial Domination" in Political Power and Social Theory 11 (1997).