Tuesday, Oct 30, 2012
On Protest Lecture Series
Occupy Everything and the 2011 Global Uprisings
Campus Center Room 911-15
This lecture, part of a broader Lecture Series entitled "On Protest", will be given byJeffrey S. Juris, who is an Associate Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Northeastern University. He received his Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of California Berkeley, and is the author of Networking Futures: the Movements against Corporate Globalization (Duke University Press, 2008), Global Democracy and the World Social Forums (co-author, Paradigm Press, 2008), as well as numerous articles on social movements, transnational networks, new media, and political protest in Spain/Catalonia, Mexico, and the U.S. His co-edited volume, Insurgent Encounters: Transnational Activism, Ethnography, and the Political, is forthcoming with Duke University Press, and he is currently working on a new book about free media and autonomy in Mexico. He has also conducted ethnographic research on Occupy Boston, and has a recent article in American Ethnologist called "Reflections on #Occupy Everywhere: Social Media, Public Space, and Emerging Logics of Aggregation."
This lecture series is sponsored by the UMass Department of Political Science and the UMass Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies.