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Border Walls and the Politics of Becoming Non Human
Start Date: 4/21/2017Start Time: 2:30 PM
End Date: 4/21/2017End Time: 4:00 PM

Event Description:
A lecture by Dr. Miriam Ticktin, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Co-Director of the Zolberg Institute for Migration and Mobility, The New School for Social Research

In this talk I am concerned by the ways in which border walls and zones come not simply to defend (i.e. certain territories), but to define -- that is, to shape or alter categories of natural and human kinds. I will suggest that borders walls, and all the surrounding and auxiliary technologies they harness, work by shifting how we understand different kinds of beings, ultimately rendering certain kinds killable.
Location Information:
*Swarthmore College  (View Map)
500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081

*Swarthmore College - Science Center
Room: Science Center 199 - Cunniff Hall
Contact Information:
Name: Osman Balkan
Phone: 610-690-3546
Email: obalkan1@swarthmore.edu
Open To
The Public

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