Sandro Mezzadra, Border as Method: Bordering Practices and Struggles of Mobility in a Globalizing World

Date: Monday, November 8, 2010 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: FHI Garage - C105, Bay 4, Smith Warehouse
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Please note: The FHI has moved! This event takes place at our new Smith Warehouse location.

Sandro Mezzadra works as Associate Professor of History of Political Thought at the Department of Politics, Institutions, History of the University of Bologna, where he teaches “Colonial and Postcolonial Studies” and “Frontiers of Citizenship.” His research work has focused on the classical modern European political philosophy (especially on Hobbes, Spinoza and Marx), on the history of political, social, and legal sciences in Germany between the Nineteenth and the Twentieth centuries (especially on the constitutional debates in the years of the Weimar Republic) and on several issues at stake in the development of contemporary political theory.

Professor Mezzadra will be at Duke from November 1 to 12, 2010, in a residency jointly presented by the FHI and Program in Literature. During his visit, he will deliver a public talk, lead a faculty/grad seminar on "Governance and Governmentality" with Duke Literature faculty Michael Hardt, and participate in the 75th Anniversary Symposium on W. E. B. Du Bois' Black Reconstruction.

This talk is co-sponsored by the Program in Literature and the UNC Department of Communications Studies.