The University of Minnesota Press, the Institute for Advanced Study, and the Environment, Culture, and Sustainability group of Quadrant invite you to the Fall presentations by our Quadrant Fellows and visiting scholars.
Quadrant Fellows and Visiting Scholars Fall Presentations
"Shame and the Naked Cage: Zoo Revitalization in Postwar America"
A lecture by Lisa Uddin, Fall 2009 Quadrant Fellow
Wednesday, September 30, 4:00-5:30 p.m., Nolte 125
"Beyond Geopolitics: Fossil Fuels and the Social Reproduction of Capitalism"
A lecture by Matt Huber, Fall 2009 Quadrant Fellow
Wednesday, October 7, 4:00-5:30 p.m., Nolte 125
"Bodily Natures: Science, Environment, and the Material Self"
A lecture by Stacy Alaimo, Quadrant Visiting Scholar
Tuesday, November 3, 4:00-5:30 p.m., Nolte 125
"Deviant Agents: The
Science, Culture, and Politics of Multiple Chemical
A workshop with Stacy Alaimo, Quadrant
Thursday, November 5, 12-1:30 p.m.,
Please find full descriptions and the complete Quadrant calendar here:
About Lisa Uddin
Lisa Uddin will be in residence fall semester with the Environment, Culture, and Sustainability Quadrant, working on the project "Breeding Grounds: Race and Renewal in American Zoos." She examines the turn to environmentalist animal displays in American zoos of the 1960s and '70s as channels for the revitalization of white public culture in U.S. urban regions. In these decades, amidst a maturing discourse of urban decay that pathologized a black underclass, middle-class Americans of myriad ethnic backgrounds made use of imagined and built environments to help fashion themselves as racially white. Dr. Uddin received her Ph.D. in Visual and Cultural Studies from the University of Rochester.
About Matt Huber:
Matt Huber will be in residence fall semester with the Environment, Culture, and Sustainability group of Quadrant, working on the project "Energizing Neoliberalism: Oil and the Cultural Politics of Price." Building on his doctoral work on the period from 1930 to 1972, he examines the oil price "shocks" of the 1970s and the shifting cultural politics of oil prices over the last three decades. Specifically, he is interested in understanding the relationship between neoliberalization and the increasing role of financial markets in oil price formation. Dr. Huber received his Ph.D. in Geography from Clark University in 2009.
About Stacy Alaimo
Stacy Alaimo is a professor of English at the University of Texas at Arlington. She has published essays on feminist theory, eco-theory, green cultural studies, American literature, and film, as well as a book entitled Undomesticated Ground: Recasting Nature as Feminist Space (2000). Her interest in formulating new theories of materiality has also led her to co-edit a volume of feminist theory, Material Feminisms (2008), which brings together innovative theories of nature, human bodies, and science.