Politics of Populations, 2005-2006
The Politics of Populations Research Collaborative took a leadership role in designing the 2005-06 University Symposium. During this academic year, the group meets biweekly for the purpose of launching broad interdisciplinary conversations on topics that parallel the University Symposium: spaces of exclusion and inclusion; understanding genocides; the legal, cultural, and psychological dimensions of citizenship and migration; the politics of epidemics; teaching about race; and art and diasporas. During fall semester 2005, members of the collaborative will introduce one another to various disciplinary approaches. During spring semester 2006, the group’s work will focus more intently on developing research projects, course proposals and thematic groups.
The conveners for the Politics of Populations Collaborative are M. J. Maynes, Department of History, and Evelyn Davidheiser, Institute for Global Studies.