March 24, 2016
Susanne Freidberg is professor of geography and chair of the Department of Geography at Dartmouth College. She is the author of two books, French Beans and Food Scares: Culture and Commerce in an Anxious Age and Fresh: A Perishable History, as well as numerous articles. Her work spans the fields of political ecology; cultural economy; and science and technology studies (STS). Much of her research has centered on the politics and cultural meanings of food provisioning, in and between different parts of the world, from small-scale green bean export farmers in West Africa to lobster traders in Hong Kong, from French gardeners in the 18th century to Danish industrial ecologists in the 21st century. Freidberg works toward an understanding of the social worlds they work in, the practical and ethical challenges they face, and how these influence the broader workings and politics of food supply.
"Historical Crises of Information Overload"
Chad Wellmon is an Associate Professor of German Studies at the University of Virginia and Faculty Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture. His primary research and teaching areas include European intellectual history, Romanticism, and media and social theory. His published work includes Becoming Human: Romantic Anthropology and the Embodiment of Freedom (2010) and Organizing Enlightenment: Information Overload and the Invention of the Modern University (2015).
"Monetizing the Student"
4:30 pm, September 10, 2015
George Wells Knight House, 104 E. 15th Ave
Marc Bousquet is Associate Professor of English at Emory University. He is author of How the University Works: Higher Education and the Low-Wage Nation (NYU Press, 2008) and a frequent contributor to The Chronicle of Higher Education.