Works In Progress Lecture Series
showcasing the research and writing of aads core and affiliate faculty
AADS 2012-2013 Works-in-Progress Lecture Series
ALL PRESENTATIONS ARE SCHEDULED FOR WEDNESDAYS, 12:00PM, LYONS HALL 301 CONFERENCE ROOM (UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED)
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
"On Black Radical Politics in the Age of Perpetual War"
Justin Leroy, AADS Dissertation Fellow
This talk will examine commonplace understanding of black progress and black history, asking whether black radical politics are possible in the current age of perpetual warfare, and what those politics mights look like.
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
“The Old Neighborhood: The Problem of South Shore”
South Shore, a neighborhood on Chicago's South Side, has attracted all sorts of intellectuals whose work involves thinking about city life. Despite these efforts, South Shore remains a remarkably difficult subject, characterized by neat bungalow blocks, desolate commercial strips, and a persistently high murder rate. This unique inner-city fails to fit in the usual categories (ghetto, middle-class enclave, gentrifying neighborhood, etc.), appears to promise a crucial lesson of wider significance that remains to be uncovered.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
“Dead Letter: Is the United States Constitution Unamendable?”
Article V of the U.S. Constitution outlines a detailed procedure for constitutional amendment, yet the most recent successful amendment was ratified roughly one generation ago, despite the recent numerous efforts to amend it. The road through Article V appears closed, but why? This lecture explores these and other related questions about amending the U.S. Constitution.