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Policing the Crises:
Stuart Hall and the Practice of Critique

September 21-26, 2015


Organized by:

The Humanities Institute at Stony Brook, Stony Brook University

Barnard Center for Research on Women, Barnard College

The Heyman Center for the Humanities, Columbia University

School of the Arts—Film and Media Studies, Columbia University


Co-Sponsored by:


I nstitute for Research on Women, Gender and Sexuality,

   Columbia University

School of the Arts—Office of the Dean, Columbia University

Department of Anthropology, Columbia University

Office of the Dean of Humanities, Columbia University

Department of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University

Institute for Comparative Literature and Society, Columbia University


Monday, September 21

SUNY Stony Brook, Humanities 1008


4:30 pm – 6pm:

Dennis Dworkin, ULV Reno, Finding a Third Way: Stuart Hall’s Political Projects.

Reception to follow.


Wednesday, September 23

SUNY Stony Brook, Humanities 1006


4:00 pm – 6:00 pm:

Screening of The Stuart Hall Project by John Akomfrah (Director, 2013)

Moderated by Catherine Hall (UCL) and Tracey Walters (SUNY, Stony Brook)


Thursday, September 24

Barnard College, The Diana Center Event Oval, 3006 Broadway at 117th St.

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm:

Roundtable, Reconstructing the Popular
Chair, E. Ann Kaplan (SUNY, Stony Brook)

Rob King (Columbia University)

Bruce Robbins (Columbia University)

Jane Gaines (Columbia University)


6:30 pm – 7:30 pm: Reception


Friday, September 25

SUNY Stony Brook, Manhattan Campus 387 Park Avenue South at 28th Street

8:30 am – 9:00 am: Coffee


9:00 am – 10:30 am:

Keynote, David Scott (Columbia University)

Introduced by Tina Campt (Barnard College)


10:45 am – 12:30 pm:

History of the Present: Race, Nation, Empire

Chair, Kathleen Wilson (SUNY, Stony Brook)

Antoinette Burton (University of Illinois)

Bill Schwarz (Queen Mary University of London)

Geoff Eley (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)


12:30 pm – 2:00 pm: Lunch – On Your Own


2:00 pm – 3:45 pm:

Where is the Black?: Revisiting the Black Popular

Culture Conference (1991)

Chair, Jane Gaines (Columbia University)

Kellie Jones (Columbia University)

Racquel Gates (CUNY, Staten Island)

Gina Dent (University of California, Santa Cruz)


3:45 pm – 4:00 pm: Coffee Break


4:00 pm – 5:45 pm:

Practice of Critique: Race, Gender, Sexuality

Chair, Tina Campt (Barnard College)

Terri Francis (Indiana University)

Rinaldo Walcott (University of Toronto)

Jacqueline N. Brown (CUNY, Hunter College)


Saturday, September 26

Barnard College, The Diana Center Event Oval, 3006 Broadway at 117th St.

9:00 am – 9:30 am: Coffee


9:30 am – 11:15 am:

New Media: Encoding, Decoding, Coding

Chair, Rob King (Columbia University)

Henry Jenkins (University of Southern California)

David Morley (Goldsmiths, University of London)

Nicholas Mirzoeff (New York University)


11:15 am – 11:30 am: Coffee Break


11:30 am – 1:30 pm:

Policing the Crises: Thinking It Forward

Chair, Tina Campt (Barnard College)

Barnor Hesse (Northwestern University)

Ruth Wilson Gilmore (CUNY, Graduate Center)

Ben Carrington (University of Texas, Austin)

Karla Holloway (Duke University)