Conference—Policing the Crises: Stuart Hall and the Practice of Critique


Barnard College and SUNY Stony Brook-Manhattan Campus will host the conference “Policing the Crises: Stuart Hall and the Practice of Critique” to be held September 24-25, 2015, at the Diana Center Event Oval (entrance at 119th Street and Broadway), Barnard College, New York.

Description: Described by Henry Louis Gates as ‘Black Britain’s leading theorist of Black Britain,’ Stuart Hall was the preeminent post-colonial intellectual of Great Britain from the 1960s until his death in 2014. One of the founders of ‘cultural studies,’ Hall’s influence extended across the intellectual spectrum of the Left, rocking political and academic worlds with his theorizations of race, ethnicity, feminism, nationality, and politics, shaping their discourse for the rest of the twentieth century into the twenty-first.

Using Hall’s key essays and books as touchstones, the conference will examine how his ideas can help us to think through some of the most urgent problems of the contemporary moment. With ongoing crises of authority caused by police violence, mass and racialized incarceration across the United States, as well as concerns around economic, environmental, social and religious justice across the world, Hall’s bold and prescient theorizations of neoliberalism and its operations remain intensely relevant.

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