[PAST EVENT] [CANCELED] Anne Norton: Intimate Inscriptions: Race, Sex and Labor in the Empire

March 31, 2020
5pm - 6:30pm
Blow Memorial Hall, Room 332
262 Richmond Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
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Prof. Anne Norton (University of Pennsylvania)
Prof. Anne Norton (University of Pennsylvania)

Anne Norton is the Stacey and Henry Jackson President’s Distinguished Professor of Political Science in the Department of Political Science at University of Pennsylvania. She is among the nation's most renowned political thinkers of political science and political theory.   She is the author of On the Muslim Question (Princeton, 2013), Leo Strauss and the Politics of American Empire (Yale, 2004), 95 Theses on Politics, Culture, and Method (Yale, 2003), Republic of Signs: Liberal Theory and American Popular Culture (U Chicago, 1993), Reflections on Political Identity (Johns Hopkins, 1988), and Alternative America: A Reading of Antebellum Political Culture (U Chicago, 1886).

In her talk “Intimate Inscriptions,” Professor Norton explores the imbrication of race and labor in a double enclosure that drove colonialism and continues in the persistent of feudalism.  She finds hope in the work of activists, lawyers and artists, especially among the indigenous of the Americas and Australia, who confront the coloniality of this political economy and whose work seeks methods and techniques for the decolonization of the mind.


Prof. Stephen Sheehi, Faculty Director, Decolonizing the Humanities [[spsheehi]]