Keynote Speakers

Patricia Clough PATRICIA CLOUGH (NY)
Is professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies at the Graduate Center and Queens College of the City University of New York. She is author of Autoaffection: Unconscious Thought in the Age of Teletechnology (2000); Feminist Thought: Desire, Power and Academic Discourse (1994) and The End(s) of Ethnography: From Realism to Social Criticism (1998). She is editor of The Affective Turn: Theorizing the Social (2007) Her last book: Beyond biopolitics (2011) coedited with Wise.

Medical rationality; vitalism; psychomatics; social theory in relation to emotions and affect, subjectivity/selfhood, the body, the ‘psy’ disciplines; medical humanities. My teaching reflects my interests in historically informed sociology and theoretical perspectives on the body, subjectivity, medicine. I convene the undergraduate core course The Making of the Modern World and have offered undergraduate options in Emotions and Social Life; The Body: Social Theory and Social Practice and Medicine as Culture, as well as an MA option called Nature and Culture (based on readings of key thinkers including Canguilhem, Stengers, Serres, Latour).

MARI LUZ ESTEBAN (País Vasco) Directora del Dpto de Filosofía de los Valores y Antropología Social, y coordinadora del Master Universitario en Estudios Feministas y de Género. Es especialista en antropología feminista y antropología de la medicina: Líneas de investigación: Relaciones e identidades de género, Género, salud general, salud reproductiva, Etnografía corporal y cambio social, Emociones y amor.

SILVIA POSOCCO (UK) Her research interests are located at the intersections of social anthropology, social theory, gender studies, transnational sexuality studies and queer theory. She has a long-term interest in, and a commitment to, ethnographic research in Guatemala (FAR-URNG). Since 2008, I have been working on legacies of the Guatemalan conflict from the perspective of an ethnography of transnational adoption circuits. She also write about theoretical issues, drawing on a range of traditions of critical thinking in transnational gender and sexuality studies.

JASBIR PUAR ((NY) Is Associate Professor of Women’s & Gender Studies at Rutgers University. She received her Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies from the University of California at Berkeley and an M.A. from the University of York, England, in Women’s Studies. Puar is the author of Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times (Duke University Press 2007), which won the 2007 Cultural Studies Book Award from the Association for Asian American Studies. Puar’s edited volumes include “Queer Tourism: Geographies of Globalization” (GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies); and co-edited volumes on “Sexuality and Space” (Society and Space); “Interspecies” (Social Text); “Viral” (Women’s Studies Quarterly). Puar’s forthcoming monograph, Affective Politics: States of Debility and Capacity (Du

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