Tag: Citizenship

Gender, Social Space and Citizenship in the 21st Century: Building Community in Cyprus, a Divided Country

Maria Hadjipavlou
"Crossing to the Other Side in a Divided Cyprus: Who is the Guest and Who the Visitor?
Tuesday March 28, 2006 4pm, 206 Ingraham Hall
"Dismantling Walls, Building Community / Citizenship: Cypriots across and against the Divide"
Wednesday March 29, 2006 7pm, 5120 Grainger Hall
Seminar for Faculty and Students: "Women in All Cypriot Communities: Visions of Living Differently"
Thursday March 30 2006, 12:20pm, 8108 Social Sciences

Maria Hadjipavlou is Assistant Professor of Political Science in the Department of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Cyprus. As a scholar practitioner, Professor Hadjipavlou has been promoting peace across the divide in Cyprus for many decades. She has facilitated and designed numerous conflict resolution workshops among different social groups from both communities. She is a founding member and president of the Cyprus Peace Center and a founder of the first international Cypriot Women's NGO, "Hands Across the Divide." She is also a consultant and member of expert teams at the Council of Europe on issues of inter-cultural dialogue and equality between men and women, and a trainer for KEGME (Mediterranean Women's Studies Center) in Athens, Greece. She has published widely in the areas of conflict resolution, the Cyprus conflict, women and peace, and ethnic stereotypes. She has recently coordinated a pioneer research project funded by the European Union on "Women in All Cypriot Communities" and a book has been published on these finding in English, Greek and Turkish.

Toward an Intellectual History of "Ordinary Americans"

Sarah Igo
"Citizens and Social Knowledge"
Tuesday February 12 2007, 4pm, Ingraham 206
"Privacy as a Political Value"
Wednesday February 13 2007, 4pm, Ingraham 206
Public Seminar
Thursday February 14 2007, 12:20pm, 8108 Social Sciences

Co-sponsored by the UW Global Studies Program

Sarah E. Igo (Ph.D. History, Princeton University) is Associate Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania.  An intellectual and cultural historian of the twentieth-century United States, she has gravitated toward questions related to the history and sociology of knowledge.  Her first book, The Averaged American: Surveys, Citizens, and the Making of a Mass Public  (Harvard University Press, 2007) explores the relationship between survey data—opinion polls, sex surveys, consumer research—and modern understandings of self and nation.  Igo was the recipient of the 2006 President’s Book Award of the Social Science History Association and has held fellowships from the Institute for Advanced Study, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Whiting Foundation, and the Mellon Foundation.  Igo is currently at work on a cultural history of modern privacy, examined through legal statutes, technological innovations, professional codes, and re-imaginings of domestic life.  She received her Ph.D. in History from Princeton University in 2001.


Ethel Brooks
"Unraveling the Garment Industry: Transnational Organizing and Women's Work"
Tuesday, March 10, 4pm, 206 Ingraham
Open Seminar: "Production, Reproduction and Citizenship in Transnational Perspective"
Wednesday, March 11, 11am, 5243 Humanities
"Missing Pakistanis: Gender, Citizenship and the War on Terror"
Wednesday, March 11, 4pm, 8417 Social Science

Co-sponsored by the UW Global Studies Program and the Comparative US Studies Collective.

ETHEL BROOKS is Associate Professor of Women’s & Gender Studies and Sociology at Rutgers University. She is interested in the relations of gender, race, class, labor practices and nation-state formations, with a focus on South Asia, Central America and the United States. Her research explores areas of critical political economy, globalization, social movements, feminist theory, comparative sociology, nationalism, urban geographies and post-colonialism, with close attention to epistemology.  She is the author of Unraveling the Garment Industry: Transnational Organizing and Women's Work (University of Minnesota Press, 2007) and the co-editor of the special issue of WSQ on "Activisms."  Her current projects include Missing Pakistanis: Gender, Race and Citizenship after September 11 and Disrupting the Nation:  Romani Sexuality, Raced Bodies, Productivity, as well as a co-authored text on gender and globalization in sociology.

The Epistemologies of the South: Reinventing Social Emancipation

Boaventura de Sousa Santos
"Why and How to Take a Distance from the Western Critical Tradition"
Tuesday, November 1, 4pm, 206 Ingraham Hall
"A Postcolonial Conception of Citizenship and Intercultural Human Rights"
Wednesday, November 2, 4pm, 8417 Social Science
Open Seminar for Students, Faculty and Public
Thursday, November 3, 12:20pm, 8108 Social Science


BOAVENTURA DE SOUSA SANTOS is Professor of Sociology, University of Coimbra (Portugal), Distinguished Legal Scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Global Legal Scholar at the University of Warwick. He is director of the Center for Social Studies at the University of Coimbra and has written and published widely on the issues of globalization, sociology of law and the state, epistemology, social movements and the World Social Forum. He has been awarded several prizes, most recently the Science and Technology Prize of Mexico, 2010  and the Kalven Jr. Prize of the Law and Society Association, 2011. His most recent books in English include The Rise of the Global Left: The World Social Forum and Beyond (Zed Books, 2006); Democratizing Democracy: Beyond the Liberal Democratic Canon (Verso, 2005); Another Production is Possible: Beyond the Capitalist Canon (Verso, 2006); Another Knowledge is Possible: Beyond Northern Epistemologies (Verso 2007); and Voices of the World (Verso 2010).