Studio Calendar

Studio Calendar

Studio Sessions at the Corrala de Santiago Open to Participants Only; Public Events on June 8 and June 13 at the University of Granada Campus.


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You are responsible for gaining access to the materials not available to be shared.

Studio Session 1, Denise Ferreira DaSilva (Associate Professor and Director, Institute of Race, Justice, Ethnicity & Social Justice, University of British Columbia)

Artefact: TBA

Companion Text: TBA


Studio Session 2,  Elizabeth Walz (Doctoral Student, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor)

Artefact: A research proposal on Autonomy as a political theoretical concept to be explored in the context of

contemporary Spanish history and politics

Optional reading: “Critical Regionalism” (in Spanish)

Companion Text: Michel Foucault, “Nietzsche, Genealogy, History”



Studio Session 3, Isabella Lee (BA Graduate, Politics & Ethics, Bard College Berlin)

Artefact: Selection from BA Thesis on “Both an Itinerant and an Iteration Be: The Student-Subject Within and

Beyond the University”

Companion Text: Rom Coles and Lia Haro, “Eleven Theses”

Walter Benjamin, “Life of Students” OR selection from Roderick Ferguson. The Reorder of Things


Studio Session 4, Colin Eubank (Graduate Student, Political Theory, Johns Hopkins University)

Artefact: On ‘The Struggle Against Liberalism in the Totalitarian View of the State’”

Companion Text: Hannah Arendt, “We Refugees” and the “Organized Loneliness” section from The Origins of


CLR James, Mariners, Renegades, and Castaways, Ch. 1 and 7

Studio Session 5, Ana Schwartz (Doctoral Candidate, University of Pennsylvania)

Artefact: Feeling Past Politics (conclusion)

Companion Text: Martin Heidegger, “Letter on Humanism”

Optional: Gayatri Spivak, “Feminism and Deconstruction”


Studio Session 6,  Emily Beausoleil (Lecturer of Politics, Massey Universityl Associate Editor of Democratic Theory journal)

Artefact: Hearing the Difference: New Strategies for Listening in Contemporary Politics

Companion Text: Romand Coles, Visionary Pragmatism (Duke UP, 2016)

“Liberty, Equality, Receptive Generosity” (1996)

Studio Session 7, Tara-Lynne Pixley (Graduate Student, Communication, University of California at San Diego)

Artefact: Selection of Images

bell hooks, Black Looks: Race and Representation (Introduction and Ch. 1)

Companion Text: Andrea Smith, “Heteropatriarchy and the Three Pillars of White Supremacy: Rethinking Women of

Color Organizing”

Kahlil Joseph, Wildcat (micro-documentary)


Studio Session 8, Theodra Bane (Doctoral Candidate, Philosophy, Villanova University)

Artefact: Dissertation Precis, Exclusionary Democracy: Settler-Colonial Traces in Contemporary Political


Companion Text: Eve Tuck and K. Wayne Yang, “Decolonization is Not a Metaphor”

Sylvia Wynter, “Unsettling the Coloniality of Being”


Studio Session 9, Alana Pagano (BA Graduate, Literature & Politics, Bard College)

Artefact: ‘A Child in Whom Death Dances Exultantly’: Melancholia in Elias Khoury’s Gate of the  Sun

“Beirut” (painting)

Companion Text: Aamir R. Mufti, “The Missing Homeland of Edward Said’
Ian Baucom, Chapter 4 of Specters of the Atlantic, Ch. 4. “‘Signum Rememorativum,

Demonstrativum, Prognostikon’: Modernity and the Truth Event”



Studio Session 10, Roshanak Kheshti (Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies; Affiliate faculty, Critical Gender Studies Program, University of California, San Diego)

Artefact: Modernity’s Ear: Listening to Race and Gender in World Music (NYU Press, 2015)

Companion Text: Playlist here:


Studio Session 11, Gabriel Salgado (Graduate Student, Political Science, University of Pennsylvania)

Artefact: “Politics in the Time of Race”

Companion Text: Sylvia Wynter, “1492: A World View”


Studio Session 12, Asma Abbas (Associate Professor of Politics & Philosophy, Bard College at Simon’s Rock)

Artefact: Liberalism and Human Suffering, Ch. 6

“From the Love Studio”


Companion Text: Karl Marx, “The Method of Political Economy,” Grundrisse

“Sermon of Zainab in the Court of Yazid”

Nadeem Aslam, “Leila in the Wilderness”

Amir Nizar Zuabi, “The Underground Ghetto City of Gaza”


Studio Session 13, Ciaran Finlayson (Graduate Student, Kingston University)

Artefact: “(Untitled) How Does it Feel?: Hannah Black, Dean Blunt, and the Social Life of Black Flesh” (Audio


Companion Text: Selection from Theodor Adorno, Aesthetic Theory


Studio Session 14, Nancy Love (Professor of Government and Justice Studies, Appalachian State University)

Artefact: Trendy Fascism (SUNY Press, 2016)

Companion Text: Steven Galloway, The Cellist of Sarajevo (Riverhead Books, 2009)


Studio Session 15, Rei Terada (Professor of Comparative Literature, University of California at Irvine)

Artefact: “The Racial Grammar of Kantian Time,”  European Romantic Review, 2017

Companion Text: Allen Feldman, Formations of Violence (selection)


Studio Session 16, Allen Stack (Independent Scholar, Ph.D., Krieger School, Johns Hopkins University)

Artefact: “On Cyrenaic Philosophy and the Pre-Roman Agora” (Selection from Dissertation)

Companion Text: Mahir Saul, “Islam and West African Anthropology” (and Ibrahim El-Salahi’s work)


Studio Session 17, Elizabeth Davis (Graduate Student, OISE, University of Toronto)

Artefact: “Sylvia Wynter’s Conception of the Human and the Aesthetic Theory of Change”

Companion Text: Walter Benjamin, “The Work of Art in the Age of its Technological Reproducibility”


Studio Session 18, Avonlea Fisher (BA Graduate, Political Studies & Social Action/Social Change, Bard College at Simon’s Rock; Graduate Student, Political Science, Central European University)

Artefact: Sex Work, Drugs, and Decriminalization: Toward a Politics of Harm Reduction (introduction,

sections 2.3, 2.4, 6.1 and 6.2)

Companion Text: Kathi Weeks, The Problem with Work: Feminism, Marxism, Antiwork Politics, and Postwork

Imaginaries (Introduction, chapters 1 and 2)


Studio Session 19, Kyle Wanberg (Clinical Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies, New York University)

Artefact: “World Literature and the Topographical Imagination”

Companion Text: Edouard Glissant, The Poetics of Relation


Studio Session 20, Zak Breckenridge (Writer, Bard College at Simon’s Rock alumnus)

Artefact: “Two Attempts at Commentary”

Companion Text: Sara Ahmed, “Happy Objects”

Joan Didion, “The Women’s Movement”



Studio Session 21, Ari Fogelson (Graduate Student, Department of Ecumenics, Trinity College Dublin)

Artefact: TBA

Companion Text: TBA


Studio Session 22, Rosa Medina-Domenech (Professor, Department of the History of Medicine), and Dresda Mendez (Graduate Student, Institute of Women’s Studies, University of Granada)

Artefacts: Photographs and Crutches

Companion Texts: Eve Sedgwick, “Paranoia vs. Reparative Epistemologies”

Johanna Hedva, “Sick Woman Theory”


Studio Session 23, Milo Ward (Graduate Student, Politics & Writing, City University of New York)

Artefact: TBA and Ingeborg Bachmann, Cicadas

Companion Text: Lucrecia Martel, La Ciénaga