Dr. Sujatha Fernandes: Storytelling and the Fight for Migrant Rights

Description: 

The Latin American and Latino Studies Department welcomes Dr. Sujatha Fernandes to discuss her most recent book "Curated Stories: The Uses and Misuses of Storytelling" as part of their Distinguished Speaker Series. This event is free and open to the public.

Dr. Fernandes will discuss her most recent book Curated Stories: The Uses and Misuses of Storytelling. This book seeks to understand the rise of this storytelling culture alongside a broader shift to neoliberal free market economies. The book shows how in the turn to free market orders, stories have been reconfigured to promote liberal and neoliberal self-making and are restructured as easily digestible soundbites mobilized toward utilitarian ends.

This event is sponsored by the Latin American and Latino Studies Department with support from Center for Emerging Worlds, Chicano Latino Research Center, Colleges 9 & 10, Cowell College, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, Feminist Studies, Kresge College, Merrill College, Politics Department, Sociology Department, and Oakes College.

Location: 
Merrill Cultural Center
Admission: 
Free
Invited Audience: 
Event dates: 
04/23/2018 - 3:30pm