Project Directors: James Delbourgo and Toby Jones
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September 17 – Shared Readings
September 24– Lisa Björkman (Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity)
"Becoming a Slum: From Municipal Colony to Illegal Settlement in Liberalization-Era Mumbai"
October 15 – Shared Readings
October 22 – Toby Jones (Department of History, Rutgers, RCHA Project Director)
"Oil and War: A New Approach"
October 29--Nicole Starosielski (Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University
"Circuits to the Past"
November 5--Sara Pritchard (Department of Science and Technology Studies, Cornell University)
"Hydroimperialism and Hydrocapitalism: Irrigation Technologies in Algeria and Beyond"
November 12--Anupama Rao (Department of History, Barnard College)
"Revisiting Interwar Thought: Stigma, Labor, and the Immanence of Caste-Class"
November 19--Asher Ghertner (Department of Geography, Rutgers University)
"The Nuisance of Slums: Environmental Law and the Production of Slum Illegality in India"
November 26– Thanksgiving – NO SEMINAR
December 3 – Paul Edwards (School of Information and Department of History, University of Michigan)
"Knowledge Infrastructures: Intellectual Frameworks and Research Challenges"
December 10– Rheana Salazar Parreñas (RCHA Postdoctoral Fellow)
"An Infrastructure for Forced Life: Orangutans, Restraint, and the Transspecific Boundaries of Rape"