Ann Stoler: ‘Along the Archival Grain’

14 January 2010, 16:00 - 19:00

CRASSH 17 Mill Lane, Seminar room

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Workshop with Professor Ann Stoler

Willy Brandt Distinguished University Professor of Anthropology and Historical Studies at the New School for Social Research, New York.

 
Professor Ann Stoler is an expert in colonial cultures, critical race theory, gender studies, political economy, historical methodologies, and Southeast Asia. Her current research is on the politics of comparison on North American empires and postcolonial studies; bourgeois Europe and colonial exiles. Among Professor Stoler’s many awards are two Fulbright grants, a Mellon/International Institute grant, and an N.E.H. fellowship in the humanities. Professor Stoler received her Ph.D. in anthropology in 1982 from Columbia University, began her career as a specialist in Dutch colonialism in the East Indies, but has broadened her scope. 

Her most recent publication is entitled  Along the Archival Grain: Epistemic Anxieties and Colonial Common Sense (2008). Her other publications include, Imperial Formations (2007), Haunted by Empire: Geographies of the Intimate in North American History (2006), Carnal Knowledge and Imperial Power: Race and the Intimate in Colonial Rule (2002), Tensions of Empire: Colonial Cultures in a Bourgeois World (1997), Race and the Education of Desire: Foucault's History of Sexuality and the Colonial Order of Things (1995) and Capitalism and Confrontation in Sumatra's Plantation Belt, 1870-1979 (1985).

Preparatory Reading for Seminar:
Please read the following chapters from Professor A Stoler's Along the Archival Grain: Epistemic Anxieties and Colonial Common Sence (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2009)

Chapters 1, 2 and 6

To access the readings or for a copy by email, please contact Manar  or Rachel

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