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Apr
10
9:00 AM09:00

Unpayable Still: Debt in a Global Context

The Center for the Study of Social Difference working group Unpayable Debt: Capital, Violence, and the New Global Economy presents its closing conference:

Unpayable Still: Debt in a Global Context

This day-long conference invites sociologists, anthropologists, economists, and artists, to investigate the global history of capitalism as a racialized and gendered formation.

Click here to watch the conference keynote lecture from Professor Silvia Federici (Hofstra University)

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Schedule:

9:00-9:15AM
OPENING REMARKS
Sarah Muir and Frances Negrón-Muntaner, co-directors

9:15-10:30AM
DEBT AS GOVERNANCE
Andrew Ross, New York University | “Can’t Pay, Won’t Pay”
Miriam Muniz, University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras | “Taken Island/Isla Tomada”
Caitlin Zaloom, New York University | “Priceless Poential: Middle Class Life and Student Debt in American Families”

10:45-12:00PM
REIMAGINING DEBT
Max Haiven , Lakehead University | “The Revenge of Debt or the Debt of Revenge? Artists Working with Wampum and Money”
Aleksandra Perisic, University of Miami | “Trans-Atlantic Indebtedness in the Literary Imagination”
Frances Negrón-Muntaner, Columbia University | “ Valor y Cambio Project: Art, Narrative, and Decolonial Joy”

12:15-1:30PM
NO MORE DEBT
Soo-Young Kim, Princeton University | “Austerity turns Debt into a Crisis”
Jerome Roos, London School of Economics | “A Very Brief History of Sovereign Default”
Sarah Muir, City University of New York | “Eternal Debt? Long-term Experiences of Debt and Default in Argentina”

1:30-2:30PM
LUNCH BREAK

3:00-4:30PM
CLOSING KEYNOTE | Rm 201 Casa Hispanica , 612 W 116th Street
Silvia Federici, Hofstra University | “Women, Microcredit, and Debt: A Feminist Perspective”

4:30-5:30PM
RECEPTION | Rm 201 Casa Hispanica , 612 W 116th Street

Special thanks to our cosponsor the Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures (LAIC).

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Reimagining Money workshop and Caribbean Syllabus launch
Oct
10
4:00 PM16:00

Reimagining Money workshop and Caribbean Syllabus launch

CSSD working group Unpayable Debt: Capital, Violence, and the New Global Economy presents:

Caribbean Syllabus: Second Edition

and

Max Haiven's Art After Money, Money After Art Book Launch

with: Tao Goffe, Monica Jiménez, Sarah Muir, Frances Negron-Muntaner, and Jason Wozniak

About Max Haiven:

Max Haiven is assistant professor and Canada Research Chair in Culture, Media, and Social Justice at Lakehead University and director of the ReImagining Value Action Lab.  

About Caribbean Syllabus:

In May of 2018, the Unpayable Debt working group, a project of the Center for the Study of Social Difference at Columbia University, released the first edition of Caribbean SyllabusLife and Debt in the Caribbean. The most comprehensive available public resource on the topic, the syllabus stimulated considerable conversation among scholars, journalists, artists, activists and others in the Caribbean and across the world.

As a result of those discussions, the Unpayable Debt working group created a second edition of Caribbean Syllabus with three new sections created by innovative young scholars, on indenture, law, and education. In an effort to widen the conversation, the present edition also contains translations of key syllabus sections to other important languages in the Caribbean, including Spanish, French and Dutch.

Caribbean Syllabus is the second in a series of three syllabi that the Unpayable Debt Working Group is producing. The first was the Puerto Rico Syllabus, published in 2017 and focusing on the Puerto Rican debt crisis. The last syllabus will consider debt regimes in a global context and will be released in 2019.

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Apr
21
10:00 AM10:00

NARRATIVES OF DEBT

Friday, April 21
Institute for Public Knowledge
New York University
20 Cooper Square, Room 222
New York, NY
 
Narratives of Debt is a one-day conference presented by CSSD's working group on Unpayable Debt and the Oikos working group at NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge. The conference focuses on the ways that people and groups h

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