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2022 Graduate Program in Political Theory

2022 Graduate Program in Political Theory Program
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2022 Graduate Conference in Political Theory


Hosted by Loyola University Chicago, Department of Philosophy, and the New School for Social Research, Departments of Philosophy and Politics

Organizing Committee
Alec Stubbs (Loyola), Daphne Pons (Loyola), Italo Alves (Loyola), Allan Hillani (NSSR), Helia Faezipour (NSSR), and Susana Garibay (NSSR)

The conference will take place on Friday, April 15, and Saturday, April 16, over Zoom. Registration for the two days of the conference is free. Please register at https://luc.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYlf-mvpjspHNbwnXLfFB0yhzweX748wG6G.

Friday, April 15

10:15–10:30am CDT / 11:15–11:30am EDT: Opening remarks

Panel 1 (10:30–11:30am CDT / 11:30am–12:30pm EDT)
Reasons for Political Friendship
Cansu Hepcaglayan (Boston University)
Discussant: Andrew Krema (Loyola University Chicago)

Panel 2 (11:30am–12:30pm CDT / 12:30–1:30pm EDT)
Plato’s political philosophy and his conception of power
Carlos Augusto de Oliveira Carvalhar (Federal University of Bahia)
Discussant: Clover Reshad (New School for Social Research)

12:30–2:00pm CDT / 1:30–3:00pm EDT: Lunch break

Panel 3 (2:00–3:00pm CDT / 3:00–4:00pm EDT)
Reluctantly Dependent on Social Reproduction: SRT, the State, and Welfare
Sterling Hall (Villanova University):
Discussant: Anastasiia Kalk (New School for Social Research)

Panel 4 (3:00–4:00pm CDT / 4:00–5:00pm EDT)
Critical Theory, Automation, and the Crisis of Value: Marx’s “Fragment on Machines” Reconsidered
Jonathan Hollingsworth (Michigan State University)
Discussant: Aaron Berman (New School for Social Research)

Keynote Address (4:15–5:40pm CDT / 5:15–6:40pm EDT)
Beyond Neoliberal Realism: Foucault’s Late Politics
Dr. Johanna Oksala
 (Arthur J. Schmitt Professor of Philosophy, Loyola University Chicago):

Saturday, April 16

Panel 5 (10:30–11:30am CDT / 11:30am–12:30pm EDT)
Subjects, bodies, domination: towards a theory of exhaustion
Marie Loslier-Simon (New School for Social Research)
Discussant: Italo Alves (Loyola University Chicago)

Panel 6 (11:30am–12:30pm CDT / 12:30–1:30pm EDT)
Quilombism as political progress: contributions from Brazilian critical race theory
Thor João de Sousa Veras (Federal University of Santa Catarina/Goethe-Universität Frankfurt)
Discussant: Susana Garibay (New School for Social Research)

12:30–2:00pm CDT / 1:30–3:00pm EDT: Lunch break

Panel 7 (2:00–3:00pm CDT / 3:00–4:00pm EDT)
Walter Benjamin's Theory of Fascism: The Political Contribution of Aesthetic Theses
Sarah Rachel Moncada-Oseguera (Université de Montréal)
Discussant: Duncan Stuart (New School for Social Research)

Panel 8 (3:00–4:00pm CDT / 4:00–5:00pm EDT)
Nostalgia as Political Critique, Nostalgia as Worldbuilding
Riad Alarian (The University of Toledo)
Discussant: Begoña Gerling (New School for Social Research)

Panel 9 (4:00–5:00pm CDT / 5:00–6:00pm EDT)
Disputing the Collapse: Apocalypse Philosophy, Theoretical Journalism, and Tosaka Jun
Emerson Bodde (Vanderbilt University)
Discussant: Rene Ramirez (Loyola University Chicago)