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Katz Distinguished Lecturers in the Humanities 2019-2020

We are pleased to announce that Chadwick Allen (University of Washington), Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing (University of California, Santa Cruz), and Ruth Wilson Gilmore (The Graduate Center, City University of New York) will deliver the 2019-2020 Katz Distinguished Lectures in the Humanities. 

Chadwick Allen (UW, English)

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

A scholar in the field of Native American and Indigenous Studies, Chadwick Allen works across a range of literary genres, aesthetic traditions, and knowledge traditions. He is the author of Blood Narrative: Indigenous Identity in American Indian and Maori Literary and Activist Texts (Duke, 2002) and Trans-Indigenous: Methodologies for Global Native Literary Studies (U of Minnesota, 2012).

Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing (UC Santa Cruz, Anthropology)

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing is known for her far-reaching work in the environmental humanities and ethnography. She is the author of Friction: An Ethnography of Global Connection (Princeton, 2005) and The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins (Princeton, 2017), among other books.

Ruth Wilson Gilmore (The Graduate Center, CUNY, Geography)

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Ruth Wilson Gilmore is a scholar of race and social movements, and focuses particularly on the history of mass incarceration and the prison abolition movement in the United States. She is the author of Golden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, Crisis, and Opposition in Globalizing California (2007).