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Framing Law & Humanities (Day 2): Watch!

"The Rights of Nature and the Imagination," the second session of the two-day event "Framing Law and Humanities in/from the Global South," centered on the juridical personhood of nature, nonhuman rights, and the role of cultural production in conceptualizing these problems. The session, which took place on March 3 2022 via Zoom, featured: Alberto...

Framing Law & Humanities (Day 1): Watch!

The first session of the two-day event "Framing Law & Humanities in/from the Global South" entailed a four-speaker roundtable, featuring: Diana Esther Guzmán Rodríguez (Associate Professor of Law, Universidad Nacional de Colombia), Leila Neti, (Professor of English, Occidental College), Beth Piatote (Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Native American Studies, UC Berkeley), and Marco...

Extraction & Extinction: Watch!

Thomas Moynihan (historian) and Carolina Caycedo (artist) discussed the relationship between extraction and extinction in connection with the notion of political ecology. This event took place on February 10, 2022 via Zoom.

Materia 2020-2021 Testimonials

“So far, materia events have been some of the most interesting and engaging conversations I’ve experienced at Stanford. I really appreciated the discussion from earlier this month with Arndt Niebisch & Gisela Heffes and specifically the discussion of ‘viruses.’ I wrote a research proposal for the FEMGEN class I took this quarter that focused...

Women’s Contribution to Digital Literacy: Watch!

This event took place on April 15, 2021 via Zoom. Prof. Sybille Krämer (Aesthetics and Culture of Digital Media, Leuphana University) delivered a talk entitled "Performative Operativity of Writing, or 'Women's Contributions to Digital Literacy'." Prof. Krämer's presentation was followed by a response by Hank Gerba (Art & Art History, Stanford) and a Q&A...

Uncontained Toxicity: Watch!

This event took place on March 11, 2021 via Zoom. Focused on the theme "Uncontained Toxicity," the gathering featured talks by Prof. Gisela Heffes (Rice University) and Arndt Niebisch (Universität Wien).

Light, Matter, Meat & Flesh: Watch!

materia’s third event event of the 2020-2021 academic term took place on January 28, 2021 via Zoom. Focused on the intersection between Light, Matter, Meat & Flesh, the gathering featured talks by graduate students Valeria Meiller (Spanish and Portuguese, Georgetown) and Fabián Mosquera (Hispanic Languages and Literatures, Pittsburgh).

Impolitical Critiques & Decolonial Grammars: Watch!

materia’s second event of the 2020-2021 academic term took place on November 5, 2020 via Zoom. Centered on Impolitical Critiques & Decolonial Grammars, the event featured talks by professors Timothy Campbell (Romance Languages, Cornell) and María del Rosario Acosta (Hispanic Studies, UC Riverside).