MemberAndrzej Klimczuk

Andrzej Klimczuk, PhD, a sociologist and public policy expert, graduated from the Faculty of History and Sociology at the University of Bialystok, Poland and the Collegium of Socio-Economics at Warsaw School of Economics, Poland. Editor and correspondent of publications about computer and video games in the years 2002-2009. Volunteer for The University of Bialystok Foundation as well as Academy for the Development of Philanthropy in Poland and Foundation Dobra Sieć. In 2011-2013 Vice President of the Foundation’s Laboratory Research and Social Action “SocLab.” Co-author of the model and founder of the Regional Cultural Observatory, which is a node of a Living Culture Observatory in Poland. Member of Polish Sociological Association, Games Research Association of Poland, Polish Society of Gerontology, European Network for Social Policy Analysis, European Map of Intergenerational Learning, East European Sub-Regional Association of Schools of Social Work, European Sociological Association, International Sociological Association. Author of many scientific papers in the field of gerontology, ludology and social policy (for example, books: “Kapitał społeczny ludzi starych na przykładzie mieszkańców miasta Białystok” [Social Capital of Old People on the Example of Bialystok Residents], Wiedza i Edukacja, Lublin 2012; “Experts and Cultural Narcissism. Relations in the Early 21st Century”, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, Saarbrücken 2012; “Aging in the Social Space” (co-authored with Ł. Tomczyk), The Association of Social Gerontologists, Białystok-Kraków 2015; “Economic Foundations for Creative Ageing Policy, Volume I: Context and Considerations”, Palgrave Macmillan, New York 2015; “Generations, intergenerational relationships, generational policy: A multilingual compendium”, Universität Konstanz, Konstanz, editions 2015-2017; “Economic Foundations for Creative Ageing Policy, Volume II: Putting Theory into Practice”, Palgrave Macmillan, New York 2017).

DepositO Mundo, o mundo: da alegoria da globalização à revelação do comum

Proponho a análise do filme O mundo (2004), de Jia Zhangke, como alegoria aberta da globalização. A noção de alegoria aberta, ou abertura alegórica, possibilita abordar a globalização como condição de possibilidade do filme (que decorre, em parte, da participação da China nos circuitos globais de capital e de comércio) e como horizonte de sentido da narrativa (que está baseada, em parte, na metáfora do espaço do World Park de Pequim como Mundo em globalização). A análise do modo cinematográfico de constituição da alegoria da globalização conduz a uma comparação entre o trabalho de encenação de O mundo e a chamada “geografia criativa”, que constitui, desde Kuleshov, um dos efeitos mais fundamentais da montagem cinematográfica na representação do espaço. O trabalho de encenação é, no filme, uma forma de interrogar as fantasias e as promessas da globalização, em sua condição abstrata, a partir das disjunções do cotidiano dos trabalhadores e das trabalhadoras que o filme acompanha. O reconhecimento dos limites da alegoria da globalização permite a análise da narrativa como revelação do comum: do qualquer, da partilha, da experiência de estar junto.

MemberJohn E. Drabinski

John E. Drabinski is Charles Hamilton Houston 1915 Professor of Black Studies in the Department of Black Studies at Amherst College. In addition to authoring four books, most recently Glissant and the Middle Passage: Philosophy, Beginning, Abyss (Minnesota, 2019) and Levinas and the Postcolonial: Race, Nation, Other (Edinburgh, 2012), he has written over three dozen articles on Africana theory and French philosophy, and has edited books and journal issues on Frantz Fanon, Jean-Luc Godard, Emmanuel Levinas, Édouard Glissant, and the question of political reconciliation. He is currently finalizing a translation and critical introduction to Jean Bernabé, Patrick Chamoiseau, and Raphael Confiant’s Éloge de la créolité, and is completing a book-length study of the philosophical dimensions of James Baldwin’s non-fiction entitled ‘So Unimaginable a Price’: Baldwin and the Black Atlantic.

MemberRamzi Salti

…-Part Lecture about the History Arabic Music during a series of talks titled Ya’ani: Week of Music, Culture, and Languages of the Middle East in May 2013. See this link and this video.
• Hosted and moderated event titled Tradition and Modernity: The Globalization of Street Arts in the Middle East on April 6, 2013 at Roble Dorm Theater. See this link.
• “Islam and Hip Hop Culture” (co-presenter with Stanford Professor H. Samy Alim, 2012).
• Various presentations (in Arabic) for Dr. Eva Hashem…

Ramzi Salti, Ph.D. Lecturer of Arabic, Author & Radio Host Stanford University Stanford, CA 94305-2006 ___ My Stanford Faculty Page: My Arabology Blog: Arabology on Facebook: My Arabology Podcasts: Author Page: LinkedIn: Stanford DLCL Page:

MemberRoberta Mock

…ast: Cultural Memory in Contemporary Anglophone North American Drama. Peter Lang Publishing, 2008.

‘Vaginal Voyages: Performances of Sexuality and the Female Jewish Body’ in Nathan Abrams (ed.), Jews and Sex. Five Leaves Press, 2008.

‘Globalization’s Marginalia: Anglo-Canadian Identity and the Plays of Brad Fraser’ in Anne Nothof (ed.), Theatre in Alberta. Playwrights Canada Press, 2008.

‘HeteroQueer Ladies: Some Performative Transactions Between Gay Men & Heterose…

I am the Director of the Doctoral College and Professor of Performance Studies at the University of Plymouth, where I also convene the Performance.Experience.Presence (P.E.P) research group.

MemberLars Schmeink

…ke (2003).” Portal to the Fantastic. Universität Salzburg.

2009       “Dystopia, Alternate History and the Posthuman in BioShock.” Current Objectives in Post­graduate American Studies 10 (2009).

2007       “Fears of Globalization: Anti-Corporate Visions in Recent Utopian Texts.” Spaces of Utopia 6 (2007).



2016       John Rieder. “Zur Definition von SF oder auch nicht.” Das Science Fiction Jahr 2016. Ed. Sascha Mamczak and H…

MemberJill Robbins

…ricanos 8 (2004).
“The (In)visible Lesbian: The Contradictory Representations of Female Homoeroticism in Contemporary Spain.” Journal of Lesbian Studies 7.3 (2003): 107-31.
“Globalization, Publishing, and the Marketing of ‘Hispanic’ Identities.” Iberoamericana 3.9 (2003): 89-101.
”The Discipline of the Spanish Subject: Las edades de Lulú.” Anales de la literatura española contemporánea 28.1 (2003): 161-82.

Jill Robbins is Professor and Dean of the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Art at the University of California, Merced. She came to Merced after 8 years at The University of Texas at Austin and 10 years at the University of California, Irvine. She is the author of two monographic books, Crossing Through Chueca: Lesbian Literary Culture in Queer Madrid (2011) and Frames of Referents: The Postmodern Poetry of Guillermo Carnero (1997); editor of the book, Perversions/Her versions: Critical Studies of Ana Rossetti (2004); co-editor with Roberta Johnson of Rethinking Spain from Across the Seas, a special issue of the journal Studies in XX/XXI Century Literature (2006); and co-editor, with Adolfo Campoy-Cubillo, of a special issue of Transmodernity about the Western Sahara (2015). She has published numerous articles and book chapters about poetry, film, narrative, celebrity activism, and the book industry.  She received a fellowship in December 2015 from the National Endowment for the Humanities for a single-authored book about poetry, violence, and trauma in relation to the March 11, 2004 train bombings in Madrid, tentatively titled, “We Were All on those Trains: The Poetry of 11-M.”

MemberBruce Buchan

Bruce is an intellectual historian whose work traces the entanglement of European political thought with the experience of empire and colonisation, focussing on the Early Modern and Enlightenment periods. Bruce’s research seeks an understanding of concepts by bringing different fields of historical enquiry into productive conversation, most notably colonial history, histories of sound and noise, the history of science and medicine, and the history of ideas and political thought. His previous research on European perceptions of Indigenous government, the conceptual history of asymmetric warfare, and the meanings of civility, savagery and civilisation have appeared in a wide range of journals. Bruce’s research has been supported by a competitively awarded Discovery grants and a Future Fellowship from the Australian Research Council. His current research (with Linda Andersson Burnett) focusses on the conceptual prehistory of race in the teaching of medicine and moral philosophy, and in colonial travel during the Scottish Enlightenment.