2018 – Seminar Series

Indexing Transformation

Capital and Race: Thinking Marx Today

See the First Semester 2018 seminar flier.

[A number of the papers from this year’s series were published together in an issue of the journal Social Dynamics. These are available at: https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rsdy20/46/1?nav=tocList ]

Date Presentation Presenter
22 Feb The Invention of Race Professor Andrew Nash
Research Associate, International Labour Research and Information Group, Cape Town
1 March How Class Came to Marx — Taking a Longer View on ‘Race’-‘Class’ Conjunctions and Disjunctions
Professor Ulrike Kistner
Philosophy Professor
University of Pretoria
8 March Inequality, the Communist Party, and the Unresolved National Question
Professor Peter Alexander
Professor of Sociology, Director of the Centre for Social Change, South African Chair in Social Change, University of Johannesburg
15 March Racial Tethers: Indigenous Land Struggle and Agribusiness in Brazil Assistant Professor Lashandra Sullivan
Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Reed College, Portland, Oregon, USA
22 March How is Capital Racial? Fanon and Critical Theory Dr. Hylton White
Senior Social Anthropology Lecturer at the School of Social Sciences, Witwatersand University
12 April A Political Economy of the Senses: Toward the Materialization of Critique Associate Professor Anita Chari
Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Oregon, USA
19 April Defining Class in the Time of Social Movements Dr. Kelly Gillespie
Senior Social Anthropology Lecturer, University of the Western Cape
3 May The Origin of Convict Leasing Associate Professor Michael Ralph
Associate Professor in the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, New York University, USA
17 May The History of Worker Empowerment in Vanderbijlpark: A case study of ISCOR and Arcelormittal Mr. Jantjie Xaba
Lecturer of Sociology, Stellenbosch University
24 May The Nature Industry and the Postcolony Associate Professor Louise Green
Associate Professor of English, Stellenbosch University
31 May A Marxist-Feminist Approach to Social Reproduction Dr. Khayaat Fakier
Senior Lecturer of Sociology, Stellenbosch University
2 August SU Centenary (Panel Discussion) Faith Pienaar (recent student leader, Stellenbosch)
Albert Grundlingh (History, Stellenbosch)
Monica Du Toit (Transformation Office, Stellenbosch)
Ronelle Carolissen (Education, Stellenbosch)
16 August Can Universities survive the post-truth era? Steve Fuller
Sociology, University of Warwick
23 August Photovoice as Transformative Praxis in Higher Education Shose Kessi
Psychology, UCT
30 August Education as the Practice of Freedom. Or, the potential for rearranging desire Mohammed Shabangu
Postdoctoral Fellow, English, Stellenbosch
6 September The Social Life of Gifts: Suburbanism after Apartheid Leslie Bank
Human Sciences Research Council
20 September Engaged Scholarship and University Transformation David Cooper
Sociology, UCT
4 October Language in the University (Panel Discussion) Zubieda Desai (Education, UWC)
Desmond Painter (Psychology, Stellenbosch)
Pam Masek (Linguistics, UWC)
10 October From Race Typology to Mitochondrial DNA: Science, Race, and the Search for Human Origins Christa Kuljian
Author of Sanctuary and Darwin’s Hutch
11 October Eugenic Science and Nationalist Ideals: Imagining the Afrikaner Nation in the 1920s Handri Walters
Post-Doc, Social Anthropology, Stellenbosch University
18 October University Centanaries: Language, Systemic change, and institutional legacies Lloyd Hill
Sociology and Social Anthropology, Stellenbosch University
23 October Constructing Sexual and Gender Diversity in Education Jukka Lehtonen
Gender Studies, University of Helsinki
1 November Politics of Representation and Power (Panel Discussion) Vanessa Mpatlanyane (MA graduate, Sociology, Stellenbosch)
Nomzamo Ntombela (Recent SRC President, Stellenbosch)