Progressive Social Movements and the Cultures of Possibility

  • Date: –17:00
  • Location: Engelska parken 22-0031
  • Lecturer: Roderick A. Ferguson, Yale University
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  • Organiser: Demokrati och högre utbildning
  • Contact person: Christina Kullberg
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This talk analyzes the ways that progressive social movements advocating anti-racist, feminist, and LGBTQ futures are part of what Anthony Giddens has called "the reflexive cultures of modernity." As such, these social movements promote cultures of possibility organized around the creation of democratic societies that lean toward what could be rather than what already is.

Roderick A. Ferguson is professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. He is the author of One-Dimensional Queer (Polity, 2019), We Demand: The University and Student Protests (University of California, 2017), The Reorder of Things: The University and Its Pedagogies of Minority Difference (University of Minnesota, 2012), and Aberrations in Black: Toward a Queer of Color Critique (University of Minnesota, 2004). He is the co-editor with Grace Hong of the anthology Strange Affinities: The Gender and Sexual Politics of Comparative Racialization (Duke University, 2011). He is also co-editor with Erica Edwards and Jeffrey Ogbar of Keywords of African American Studies (NYU, 2018). He is currently working on two monographs—The Arts of Black Studies and The Bookshop of Black Queer Diaspora.