The objective of the Culture, Power, and History Workshop is to provide a place to discuss research, opening up the process of knowledge creation by focusing on work-in-progress while building interdisciplinary links among students, faculty, researchers, and anyone interested in meaning creation (culture), inequalities (power), and social change (history).

The participation in the workshop is free and open to the public. We usually ask the presenters to send us a work in progress to discuss during our sessions, and we encourage participants to read the paper beforehand. We developed a set of guidelines to promote a constructive and fruitful discussion (see "Workshop Rules" above).

The workshop usually meets on Fridays in Baldwin Hall, room 326, from 3:30-5pm (changes to this schedule will be announced on this website). The paper to be presented will be available for download on this webpage at least a week in advance. Workshop discussions will begin with a short introduction by the author to contextualize the paper and the rest of the time is devoted to open discussion.


Workshop News and Updates:

Our 2016-2017 workshop series is entitled “The Intersections of Gender, Race, Ethnicity, Class, and Citizenship.” We will have discussions of current research by Sanyu Mojola (Sociology, University of Colorado-Boulder) to talk about the links between race, health and inequality in the context of the HIV epidemic in Washington DC; Nancy Postero (Anthropology, University of California-San Diego) to discuss her current project on the complex and contested project of “decolonization” in Bolivia and the interplay of race, citizenship, and political performance; and Barbara Sutton (Women’s Studies, University at Albany) to talk about her work on the testimonies of women torture survivors in Argentina. See our schedule page for a complete list of this year's presenters.

For directions to the workshop visit our directions page.

We are grateful for the support of our sponsors: the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, the Department of Sociology, the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute, the Institute for Women’s Studies, and the Office of Institutional Diversity.