The Center for the Study of Law and Culture
Khiara M. Bridges Law ’02, Ph.D. ’08 does a reading for Human Rights: Culture, a Seminar Performance Project sponsored by the center.
The mission of the Center for the Study of Law and Culture at Columbia University (CSLC) is to facilitate interdisciplinary study, research, and scholarship on the intersections of law and culture.
Starting from the twin premises that law is a cultural form and that culture carries the regulative force of legal practices and norms, the CSLC seeks to advance a wide range of work in law and culture studies. Embracing an expansive definition of culture as a concept whose boundaries range from the aesthetic to the political, the CSLC supports projects that understand law in a strict institutional or positivist sense, as well as those that approach law more generally as a regime for ordering social life, constructing cultural meaning, and shaping group and individual identities.
CLSC projects emanate from the understanding that law can no longer be adequately analyzed as though it were exogenous to the realm of culture. In keeping with its broad mandate, the CSLC offers an intellectual home for teaching, research, and scholarship across disciplines.
The 2016 Fall Critical Human Rights Theory Workshop
Workshop III: Rightlessness in an Age of Rights
Professor Ayten Gündoğdu
Barnard College, Columbia University
Associate Professor of Political Science
Thursday, October 20, 2016
4:20 p.m. – 6:10 p.m.
Columbia Law School
Jerome Greene Hall, 7th Floor Case Lounge, Room 701
435 West 116th Street
New York, NY 10027
Ayten Gündoğdu is associate professor of political science at Barnard College, Columbia University. Professor Gündoğdu’s current research centers on critical approaches to human rights, contemporary problems of citizenship, and political and ethical dilemmas of international migration. Rightlessness in an Age of Rights offers a critical inquiry of human rights by engaging with the works of twentieth-century political theorist Hannah Arendt. At the center of this critical inquiry are the challenging questions posed by the contemporary rights struggles of asylum-seekers, refugees, and undocumented immigrants.
Readings available for download at http://tiny.cc/rightlessness
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Future CHRT Workshop guests in this Fall Semester Workshop include Michel Feher and Ayten Gündogdu. ALL ARE WELCOME.
Thursday, 11/10, 4:20 p.m.-6:10 p.m.
Thursday, 11/17, 4:20 p.m.-6:10 p.m.