The University of Chicago News Office
April 23, 2003 Contact: Kathleen Fernicola

Decentering Globalization

Fifth Annual Globalization Conference at the University Of Chicago, April 25th and 26th


Transnationalism Project:

The members of the Workshop on the Sociology and Cultures of Globalization have organized the Fifth Annual Globalization Conference. We, along with our faculty co-sponsors, Profs. Saskia Sassen and Terry Clark, would like to invite the university community to our upcoming events. This conference, now in its fifth year, is is an ongoing activity with the Transnationalism Project aimed at fostering a network of scholars who are grappling with the various challenges transnational processes present to the study of globalization. The focus this year is on developing papers by advanced graduate students in the Sociology and Cultures of Globalization Workshop for inclusion in an edited volume on transnational processes and globalization.

Opening Session
Friday, April 25 at International House Assembly Hall
1414 East 59th Street, Chicago, Illinois
2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Professor Saskia Sassen
Ralph Lewis Professor of Sociology, The University of Chicago
Michaeline A. Crichlow
Associate Professor, Department of African-American World Studies Chair, The Caribbean, Diaspora and Atlantic Studies Program University of Iowa
David Harvey
Distinguished Professor, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Bryan R. Roberts
C.B.Smith Centennial Chair, Department of Sociology, University of Texas at Austin Director, Center for Latin American Social Policy, Teresa Lozano Institute of Latin American Studies
Maria Sergeevna Tysiachniouk
Coordinator, Environmental Sociology Group at the Center for Independent Social Research, St. Petersburg Russia
Discussion Sessions
Saturday, April 26 at Judd Hall, 5835 S. Kimbark, First Floor
Morning Panels, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Decentering Citizenship
Jennifer Johnson, Kamal Sadiq, Lorraine Mora
Discussant: Brian Roberts

Geographies of Subjectivity
Rami Nashashibi, Anne Bartlett, Heather Hindman
Discussant: David Harvey

Afternoon Panels, 1:00-3:00
Transnational Networks
Sarah Busse, Evalyn Tennant
Discussant: Maria Sergeevna Tysiachniouk

Social Movements: Within, without and against the state
Rachel Harvey, Joshua Kaplan
Discussant: Michaeline Crichlow

Concluding Discussion, 3:15-4:15 p.m.
Professor Terry Nichols Clark
Department of Sociology, The University of Chicago

Please send any questions or requests to Kathleen Fernicola,

Presented by The Workshop on the Sociology and Cultures of Globalization, The Norman Wait Harris Fund of the Center for International Studies, International House, The Center for the Study of Politics, History and Culture (Wilder House) and The Council on Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences

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