Participants

Sawyer Seminar at the University of Chicago, 2011-2012                               Around 1948: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Global Transformation      (Note: Participants are identified below by the “Archive” sub-pages and events where they can be found.)

Nadia Abu El-Haj, Professor, Anthropology, Barnard College
YEAR ZERO: THE WORLD UNMADE, 1945, Panel Presenter: “The Transformation of Palestine, Revisited”

Amanda Anderson, Andrew W. Mellon Professor, Humanities and English, Brown University
LECTURES AND WORKSHOPS, Lecturer: “The Liberal Aesthetic and the Early Cold War”

Adam Ashforth, Professor, Afroamerican and African Studies, University of Michigan AFTER 1948: REALIGNMENTS IN POLITICS AND CULTURE, Panel Presenter: “South Africa, 1948: Apartheid in the twilight of Empire”

Mona Bhan, Assistant Professor, Sociology and Anthropology, DePauw University
AFTER 1948: REALIGNMENTS IN POLITICS AND CULTURE,  Panel Presenter: “Heart Warfare, Counterinsurgency, and the Politics of Territory in Kargil, India, 1948 to 1999”

Seth Brodsky, Assistant Professor, Music, University of Chicago
PANEL SESSIONS: Panel Commentator: “AROUND 1948: MUSICAL UTOPIAS AND REALITIES EAST AND WEST”

Dipesh Chakrabarty, Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor, History and South Asian Languages & Civilizations, University of Chicago                                           AFTER 1948: REALIGNMENTS IN POLITICS AND CULTURE, Panel Chair: “Realignments in South Asia”

James Chandler, Barbara E. and Richard J. Franke Distinguished Service Professor, English and Cinema & Media Studies, University of Chicago
YEAR ZERO: THE WORLD UNMADE, 1945, Chair: Keynote Address “Palestine, 1947-49: Parochial or Universal Themes?”; PANEL SESSIONS: Panel Chair: “Cybernetics and the Disciplines: The Case of Anthropology”

Fred Cooper, Professor, History, New York University                                                          AFTER 1948: REALIGNMENTS IN POLITICS AND CULTURE, Panel Presenter:  “French Africa, 1947-48: Reform, violence, and uncertainty in a colonial situation”

Michael Dawson, John D. MacArthur Distinguished Service Professor, Political Science, University of Chicago                                                                                                                   AFTER 1948: REALIGNMENTS IN POLITICS AND CULTURE, Panel Presenter: “The Sundering: The Dis-Entangling of Black Radical Movements and Post-World War II Degenerate Politics in the U.S.”

Arvind Elangovan, Sawyer Dissertation-Year Fellow, History, University of Chicago  AFTER 1948: REALIGNMENTS IN POLITICS AND CULTURE, Panel Commentator: “Realignments in South Asia”

Danielle Fosler-Lussier, Associate Professor, Music, Ohio State University                     AFTER 1948: REALIGNMENTS IN POLITICS AND CULTURE, Panel Presenter: “Postwar Aspirations and Government Support for Jazz: Writing the History of the State Department’s ‘Jazz Tours'”

Ben Frommer, Associate Professor, History, Northwestern University                             PANEL SESSIONS: POST-WWII LEGAL PURGES AND THE MAKING OF MODERN EUROPEAN STATES, Panel Presenter: “Transitional Justice or Just Transitions? The German Case, 1945-1950”

Leela Gandhi, Professor, English, University of Chicago                                                       YEAR ZERO: THE WORLD UNMADE, 1945, Panel Commentator: “The Transformation of Palestine, Revisited”;  LECTURES AND WORKSHOPS, Chair: “Legislating the Universal: P.C. Chang and the International Bill of Human Rights”; Chair: “The Liberal Aesthetic and the Early Cold War”; AFTER 1948: REALIGNMENTS IN POLITICS AND CULTURE: Conference Introduction and Panel Chair, Realignments in South Asia

Bernard Geoghegan, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institute for Cultural Studies, Humboldt University                                                                                                                  PANEL SESSIONS, CYBERNETICS AND THE DISCIPLINES: THE CASE OF ANTHROPOLOGY, Panel Presenter, “The Difficulties of Gift-Giving: Lévi-Strauss and the Technologies of Man”

Michael Geyer, Samuel N. Harper Professor, History, University of Chicago                   YEAR ZERO: THE WORLD UNMADE, 1945, Panel Commentator: “The Transformation of Palestine, Revisited”

Laura Gotkowitz, Associate Professor, History, University of Pittsburgh                        AFTER 1948: REALIGNMENTS IN POLITICS AND CULTURE, Panel Presenter: “Democracy and Decolonization in Bolivia, around 1948 and Today”

Adam Green, Associate Professor, History, University of Chicago                                      AFTER 1948: REALIGNMENTS IN POLITICS AND CULTURE, Panel Commentator: Politics Disaligned: Civil Rights, Anticolonial, and Anti-Nuclear Activism in the Case of Bayard Rustin

Jan Gross, Norman B. Tomlinson ’16 and ’48 Professor of War and Society, and Professor of History, Princeton University                                                                                            LECTURES AND WORKSHOPS, Lecturer: “At the Periphery of the Holocaust — Killing and Pillage of Jews by Their Polish Neighbors”

Atina Grossmann, Professor, History, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, The Cooper Union, New York                                                                                                              YEAR ZERO: THE WORLD UNMADE, 1945, Panel Presenter: “1945 from Teheran and Tashkent to Berlin and Bavaria: Remapping European Jewish Flight, Displacement, and Survival”

Berthold Hoeckner, Associate Professor, Music, University of Chicago                           PANEL SESSIONS: Panel Commentator: “AROUND 1948: MUSICAL UTOPIAS AND REALITIES EAST AND WEST”

Judy Hoffman, Senior Lecturer, Cinema & Media Studies and Visual Arts, University of Chicago                                                                                                                                           AFTER 1948: REALIGNMENTS IN POLITICS AND CULTURE, Panel Commentator: Politics Disaligned: Civil Rights, Anticolonial, and Anti-Nuclear Activism in the Case of Bayard Rustin

Paola Iovene, Assistant Professor, East Asian Languages & Civilizations, University of Chicago                                                                                                                                           AFTER 1948: REALIGNMENTS IN POLITICS AND CULTURE, Panel Commentator: “Decolonization and Film Cultures: An Indian Perspective”

Travis Jackson, Associate Professor, Department of Music, University of Chicago        AFTER 1948: REALIGNMENTS IN POLITICS AND CULTURE, Panel Presenter: “Beyond Playing the Changes: Jazz Strategies, Technologies, and Experiments around and after 1948”

Nancy Kates, Independent Documentary Filmmaker, Director, Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin                                                                                                                         AFTER 1948: REALIGNMENTS IN POLITICS AND CULTURE, Panel presenter: Politics Disaligned: Civil Rights, Anticolonial, and Anti-Nuclear Activism in the Case of Bayard Rustin                                                                                                                                                    link to Brother Outsider                                                                                                                     link to current film in production Regarding Susan Sontag

John Kelly, Professor, Anthropology, University of Chicago                                                    YEAR ZERO: THE WORLD UNMADE, 1945, Panel commentary: “The Japanese Empire Unmade: Defeat and Decolonization in East Asia, 1945”;  LECTURES AND WORKSHOPS, Panel chair, “The Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948 in the History of Cosmopolitanism”; AFTER 1948: REALIGNMENTS IN POLITICS AND CULTURE, Panel presenter: “Nehru, the Nation-State and Bandung: Zhou, Highland Asia and the Actual Politics of Decolonization”; PANEL SESSIONS, Panel Commentator: CYBERNETICS AND THE DISCIPLINES: THE CASE OF ANTHROPOLOGY

Robert Kendrick, Professor, Music, University of Chicago                                                PANEL SESSIONS: Panel Commentator: “AROUND 1948: MUSICAL UTOPIAS AND REALITIES EAST AND WEST”

James Ketelaar, Professor, History and East Asian Languages & Civilizations, University of Chicago                                                                                                                                              YEAR ZERO: THE WORLD UNMADE, 1945, Panel Commentator: “The Japanese Empire Unmade: Defeat and Decolonization in East Asia, 1945”

Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said Professor of Arab Studies, History, Columbia University YEAR ZERO: THE WORLD UNMADE, 1945, Keynote Address: “Palestine, 1947-49: Parochial or Universal Themes?”, Roundtable Discussion

Dimitris Kousouris, Sawyer Postdoctoral Fellow, History, University of Chicago             YEAR ZERO: THE WORLD UNMADE, 1945, Panel Chair: “1945 from Teheran and Tashkent to Berlin and Bavaria: Remapping European Jewish Flight, Displacement, and Survival”; PANEL SESSIONS: POST-WWII LEGAL PURGES AND THE MAKING OF MODERN EUROPEAN STATES, Panel Organizer, Introduction

Jonathan Lear, John U. Nef Distinguished Service Professor, Committee on Social Thought and Department of Philosophy, University of Chicago                                         YEAR ZERO: THE WORLD UNMADE, 1945, Panel Commentator: “1945 from Teheran and Tashkent to Berlin and Bavaria: Remapping European Jewish Flight, Displacement, and Survival”

Lydia Liu, Wu Tsun Tam Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Chinese and Comparative Literature, East Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University LECTURES AND WORKSHOPS, Lecturer: “Legislating the Universal: P.C. Chang and the International Bill of Human Rights”

Agnes Lugo-Ortiz, Associate Professor, Romance Languages & Literatures, University of Chicago                                                                                                                                              AFTER 1948: REALIGNMENTS IN POLITICS AND CULTURE, Panel Chair: Invisible Colonies? Legality, (Neo-) Colonialism, and Disalignment in the Americas during the Post-War Era

Rochona Majumdar, Associate Professor, South Asian Languages & Literatures, University of Chicago                                                                                                                                        AFTER 1948: REALIGNMENTS IN POLITICS AND CULTURE, Panel Presenter: “Decolonization and Film Cultures: An Indian Perspective”

Kaley Mason, Assistant Professor, Music, University of Chicago                                         AFTER 1948: REALIGNMENTS IN POLITICS AND CULTURE, Panel Chair: Things to Come – Realignments and Aspirations: The Circulation of Jazz after 1948

Mark Mazower, Ira D. Wallach Professor of World Order Studies and Professor of History, History, Columbia University                                                                                                     YEAR ZERO: THE WORLD UNMADE, 1945, Keynote Address: “The End of Eurocentrism”

Timothy Mitchell, Professor, Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies, Columbia University                                                                                                                                         AFTER 1948: REALIGNMENTS IN POLITICS AND CULTURE, Keynote Address: “Economentality: How the Future Entered Government”

Samuel Moyn, Professor, History, Columbia University                                                              LECTURES AND WORKSHOPS, Lecturer: “The Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948 in the History of Cosmopolitanism”

Deborah Nelson, Associate Professor, English, University of Chicago                                 YEAR ZERO: THE WORLD UNMADE, 1945, Panel Chair: Cinema Year Zero;  POETRY READING, Panel Chair: “1948: Possibilities for Poetry”; LECTURES AND WORKSHOPS, Workshop Facilitator: “The Liberal Aesthetic and the Early Cold War”; AFTER 1948: REALIGNMENTS IN POLITICS AND CULTURE, Panel Chair: Politics Disaligned: Civil Rights, Anticolonial, and Anti-Nuclear Activism in the Case of Bayard Rustin

Poornima Paidipaty, Collegiate Assistant Professor, Social Sciences, Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts, University of Chicago                                                                                       PANEL SESSIONS, CYBERNETICS AND THE DISCIPLINES: THE CASE OF ANTHROPOLOGY, Panel Presenter: “An Interpretation of Geertz: The Crisis of Cold War Social Science and ‘Culture’ as a Cybernetic Concept”

Stephan Palmié, Professor, Anthropology, University of Chicago                                        AFTER 1948: REALIGNMENTS IN POLITICS AND CULTURE, Panel Chair: Africa’s Late Colonialism

Devin Pendas, Associate Professor, History, Boston College                                                PANEL SESSIONS: POST-WWII LEGAL PURGES AND THE MAKING OF MODERN EUROPEAN STATES, Panel Presenter: “Popular and Unpopular Justice: Czech and Slovak Postwar Collaboration Trials”

Efrén Rivera-Ramos, Professor, School of Law, University of Puerto Rico                         AFTER 1948: REALIGNMENTS IN POLITICS AND CULTURE, Panel Presenter: “Colonial Alignments: Puerto Rico after 1948”

Richard So, Assistant Professor, English, University of Chicago                                          YEAR ZERO: THE WORLD UNMADE, 1945, Panel Chair: “The Japanese Empire Unmade: Defeat and Decolonization in East Asia, 1945”

Martha Sprigge, Sawyer Dissertation-Year Fellow, Music, University of Chicago           PANEL SESSIONS: Panel presenter: “AROUND 1948: MUSICAL UTOPIAS AND REALITIES EAST AND WEST”

James Sparrow, Associate Professor, History, University of Chicago                                    YEAR ZERO: THE WORLD UNMADE, 1945, Chair: Keynote Address “The End of Eurocentrism”; LECTURES AND WORKSHOPS, Workshop Facilitator: “The Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948 in the History of Cosmopolitanism”; Workshop Facilitator, “Legislating the Universal: P.C. Chang and the International Bill of Human Rights”

Noa Steimatsky, Associate Professor, Cinema & Media Studies, University of Chicago YEAR ZERO: THE WORLD UNMADE, 1945, Panel Presenter: Cinema Year Zero “History at the Editing Table”

Rajeswari Sunder Rajan, Global Distinguished Professor of English, English, New York University                                                                                                                                   LECTURES AND WORKSHOPS, Presenter: “Zeitgeist and the Literary Text: India, 1948, in Qurratulain Hyder’s My Temples, Too and Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children

Johannes von Moltke, Associate Professor, German Languages & Literatures, Screen Arts & Cultures, University of Michigan                                                                                              YEAR ZERO: THE WORLD UNMADE, 1945, Panel Presenter:  Cinema Year Zero, “Exile Film Theory circa 1948: Cinema between Totalitarianism and Redemption”

Rosanna Warren, Regents Park Visiting Professor, Committee on Social Thought, University of Chicago                                                                                                                  POETRY READING, Reader and Commentary: “1948: Possibilities for Poetry”

Lori Watt, Associate Professor, History, International & Area Studies Program, Washington University in St. Louis                                                                                           YEAR ZERO: THE WORLD UNMADE, 1945, Panel Presenter: “The Japanese Empire Unmade: Defeat and Decolonization in East Asia, 1945”

Lisa Wedeen, Mary R. Morton Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago                                                                                                                                                YEAR ZERO: THE WORLD UNMADE, 1945,  Panel Chair: “The Transformation of Palestine, Revisited”; AFTER 1948: REALIGNMENTS IN POLITICS AND CULTURE, Keynote Address Chair: “Economentality: How the Future Entered Government”

David Wellbery, Professor, Germanic Studies, Comparative Literature, Committee on Social Thought, University of Chicago                                                                                   POETRY READING, Reader and Commentary: “1948: Possibilities for Poetry”

Adam Zagajewski, Visiting Professor, Committee on Social Thought, University of Chicago                                                                                                                                       POETRY READING, Reader and Commentary: “1948: Possibilities for Poetry”

Tara Zahra, Associate Professor, History, University of Chicago                                            YEAR ZERO: THE WORLD UNMADE, 1945, Panel Commentator: “1945 from Teheran and Tashkent to Berlin and Bavaria: Remapping European Jewish Flight, Displacement, and Survival”; LECTURES AND WORKSHOPS, Panel Chair and Workshop Facilitator: “At the Periphery of the Holocaust — Killing and Pillage of Jews by Their Polish Neighbors”

 

 

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