Initiative on Labor and Culture at Yale University

Reconsidering Historical Materialism


An annual series of visits to Yale by leading social and political theorists , in collaboration with the Whitney Humanities Center’s Working Group on Marxism and Cultural Theory.

2007-2008: Vijay Prashad
Vijay Prashad, the author of many books in ethnic and postcolonial studies, and professor of International Studies and Kellner Chair of South Asian History at Trinity College, spoke on his latest book The Darker Nations: A People’s History of the Third World in October 2007.

2006-2007: Achille Mbembe
Achille Mbembe, the author of On the Postcolony and Research Professor of History and Politics at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, spoke on “The Political Life of Sovereignty” in April 2007.

2005-2006: Michael Hardt
Michael Hardt, the co-author, with Antonio Negri, of the widely-acclaimed works of political theory, Empire and Multitude, and professor of literature at Duke University, spoke on the trajectory “From Empire to Multitude” in October 2005.

2004-5: Perry Anderson
Perry Anderson, the author of many works of history and social theory including The Origins of Postmodernity, as well as a long-time editor of New Left Review and professor of history at the University of California, Los Angeles, spoke on "After Hegemony?" in April 2005.

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