Global Studies Faculty Updates: March 2018

Eric Anthamatten published an article, “Punching Nazis in the Face: A Philosopher Makes the Case for Violent Resistance” in the Public Seminar ebook on ‘#Charlottesville: Before and Beyond,’ in which he shows how “to condemn punching Nazis in the face is to condemn anyone who fights back against violent assault.” Get the free ebook online here.
Jaskiran Dhillon was the keynote speaker at the Center for Culture, History, and Environment’s 11th Annual Graduate Symposium at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. You can listen to or read a transcript of her interview on ‘Indigenous Youth and the Changing Face of Settler Colonialism’ for their digital magazine Edge Effects, on how the politics of inclusion and reconciliation form “a new kind of colonial statecraft”, and how social scientists can be responsible and accountable to the communities they work alongside.
Jonathan Bach will be teaching a new summer course on Memory and Modernity in Contemporary Japan, based in Tokyo in Summer 2018. The course explores “contradictory and contested understandings of Japanese victimhood and perpetration that form the country’s memory landscape.” Field trips will include the imperial center, sites of air raids, and symbols of postwar recovery from the 1964 Olympic sites (being reused for 2020) to hypermodern skyscraper districts in Tokyo, as well as visits to Hiroshima and Nagasaki and to Odate for a special ceremony commemorating the wartime use of Chinese forced labor.
Alexandra Délano Alonso’s new book From Here and There: Diaspora Policies, Integration and Social Rights Beyond Borders (Oxford University Press, 2018), on how the work of origin countries’ consular representations in providing social services play a crucial role in migrants’ access to citizenship, in ways that challenge the boundaries of citizenship and sovereignty. The book will be released on April 2nd, and save the date for a discussion and celebration on April 25! Alexandra also recently moderated a discussion on the role of cultural institutions in the movement for sanctuary at the ‘Toward Sanctuary Summits’ discussion and workshop at the Vera List Center in February. If you missed it, you can read this article about it on Hyperallergic.