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Politics and Sociology alums with Memory Studies Group publish new collection

Sociology alum, Lindsey Freeman, and Politics alum, Benjamin Nienass, along with colleagues from the New School Memory Studies group and others,  has released a new collected volume: Silence, Screen, and Spectacle: Rethinking Social Memory in the Age of Information with  Berghahn Books. The work engages social memory through the conceptual tools of Debord, Benjamin, and more. Many of the chapter engage specific […]

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Animal Valentines: Dancing for the STAR

Meet STAR fund beneficiaries, win raffle prizes, see live music, dance, and more… Animal Valentine raises money for the STAR fund, which NYC Animal Care uses to get treatment to dogs and cats that need emergency, life-saving treatment after accidents, cruel treatment, or neglect. STAR stands for Special Treatment and Recovery. This year’s event will […]

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Visions of Beauty: Arnold Genthe and the Art of Photography

February 13, 2014, 6:00-8:00pm, Exhibition Opening and Lecture at the GHI Exhibition: February 13, 2014 – April 2014 Curated by Marina Kaneti (New School for Social Research) German Historical Institute, Washington, DC http://www.ghi-dc.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1442&Itemid=1250One of the leading American photographers of the early twentieth century, Arnold Genthe (1869-1942) devoted much of his career and professional work to recording and […]

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Confessions of a “Testo Junkie”: alum Beatriz Preciado

New School alum, Beatriz Preciado, one of the most recognized thinkers on gender and sexuality today, has an interview in the Paris Review about the recently released Testo Junkie: Sex, Drugs, and Biopolitics in the Pharmacopornographic Era. In the book, Beatriz describes self-administering testosterone for a year and reflects on how products of pharmaceutical and pornography industries  have […]

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Two New Schoolers featured in NY Times wage debates

The New York Times’ Room for Debate discussion featured contributions from two New Schoolers: Catherine Ruetschlin, a PhD candidate in economics, and Jim Standford, a Canadian economist who received his PhD from the New School in 1995. You can read their positions along with eight other debaters, who are all reflecting on questions raised by […]

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Dean’s Office awards funds to 7 Student Conferences in Spring 2014

The NSSR Dean’s Office has awarded funds to 7 student conferences being organized by anthropology, economics, philosophy, politics, and sociology.  Keep your eye out for more information on these exciting conferences coming up this spring! (All dates are tentative. Conferences appear in chronological order) February 22 – “The State of Worldly Philosophy at The New School […]

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Economics PhD Candidate cited by Nader in Huffington Post

A recent article by Ralph Nader appearing in the Huffington Post quoted and cited a study by Catherine Ruetschlin, a PhD Candidate in Economics. The study was conducted by Catherine (and Amy Traub) as a Policy Analyst at Demos, a public policy organization dedicated to reducing political and economic inequality. Nader uses the study to criticize the […]

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Politics wins postdocs & fellowships in France & Germany

Congratulations politics! Professor Nancy Fraser, who holds appointments at several academic institutions in Europe, has helped to secure a number of fellowships and dissertation grants for former and current NSSR Politics students. At the Einstein Foundation in Berlin, Germany, where Prof. Fraser holds an international research chair homed at the Free University: Brian Milstein (NSSR […]

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Sociology student is Senior Advisor for UN Development Report

Gema Santamaria Balmaceda, an NSSR doctoral candidate in Sociology and Historical Studies, is the senior report advisor for the recent UN Regional Human Development Report for 2013-14. The report is titled “Citizen Security with a Human Face: Evidence and Proposals for Latin America.” The report offers a series of public policy recommendations on how to […]

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Rousseau’s Palliative Philosophy: Towards the Destigmatization of Amour-propre

Belen Pueyo, a student in the Philosophy department will give a presentation at the 65th Annual Northwest Philosophy Conference called “Rousseau’s Palliative Philosophy: Towards the Destigmatization of Amour-propre.” This takes place on Saturday, October 5th at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. You will find the abstract and more information at the conference website.

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