Keywords: Choice

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 4:30pm
Lehman Auditorium (202 Altschul Hall), Barnard College

The Center for the Study of Social Difference and the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Council are co-hosting a spring 2016 Keywords Roundtable Discussion on the keyword “choice.”  

The emphasis in the Keyword Conversations is, indeed, on conversation, so we ask each participant to prepare only about ten minutes of critical reflections, which are followed by dialogue among participants and audience members.

Featured participants:
Rachel Adams: Director, CSSD and Professor of English and American Studies, Columbia University
Ester Fuchs: Director, Urban and Social Policy Concentration and Professor of International and Public Affairs and Political Science, SIPA, Columbia University 
Maya Sabatello: Assistant Professor of Clinical Bioethics, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Carol Sanger: Barbara Aronstein Black Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
Josef Sorett: Associate Director, Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life and Assistant Professor of Religion and African-American Studies, Columbia University

Inaugurated in 2010, Keywords: Interdisciplinary Roundtable Conversations was inspired by the innovative interdisciplinary scholarship promoted by the Center for the Study of Social Difference.  Currently a collaborative effort of CSSD and the WGSS Council, the Keywords series draws participants together from a wide range of disciplinary homes in order to explore the various ways we think about fundamental critical/theoretical ideas and to generate new vocabularies and new methodologies.

The Center for the Study of Social Difference is committed to creating an environment that includes and welcomes colleagues, students, and guests with disabilities. If you require disability accommodations, please contact at least one week in advance of the event.  This event will include sign language interpreters. If you have further questions about campus accessibility, please contact Disability Services at (212) 854-2388.

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