We, The Scholarly Subjects: Theory as Daily (Political) Practice

Speaker: Dr. Nelli Sargsyan, Marlboro College
Date & Time:
August 21, 2018, 12:00-13:30
Location: CRRC-Armenia office, Room 602, 6th floor, YSU Library building, 1 Alex Manoogian street
Language: English (discussions following the lecture may be held in Armenian)

Where do our theoretical approaches and daily lives meet? How do the socioeconomic and political circumstances in which we live and work as scholars animate our research and vice versa? What would it mean to live in our daily lives the theories we value in our analyses? How do various systems of power operate in our own scholarly work? And how can we do research without reproducing them? These are some of the questions which will be covered in this interactive lecture. Participants are invited to reflect on their theoretical and methodological work as social scientists.

The lecture is intended for junior faculty members, graduate students and researchers in social sciences. The event is open to the general public.

Nelli Sargsyan is currently assistant professor of anthropology at Marlboro College in Marlboro, Vermont. Through իր most recent research Sargsyan continues to learn alongside and from Armenian feminists’ important political work toward a life of collective care. Նրա individual work on different kinds of feminist political work has appeared in journals such as Feminist Formations and Armenian Review, and online platforms such as Socioscope. Նրա collaborative work on different forms of violence and working together to counter it has appeared on online platforms such as ARTMargins and Public Seminar.

To attend please register by sending an email at event@crrc.am by August 20, 23:59.

This event is hosted by the Caucasus Research Resource Center-Armenia Foundation and sponsored by the American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC). Funding for this lecture comes from a grant from the Council of American Overseas Research Centers.