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Marxism & (Bio)Politics: The 20th Annual Conference of the Marxist Reading Group
Thursday, March 22 through Saturday, March 24

Keynote Speakers:
Christopher Breu
Tru Leverette
Alexander Weheliye

In the midst of a new materialist turn in theory, from Object Oriented Ontology and ecocriticism to Afropessimism, the MRG sees biopolitics as an opportunity to reconnect materialism to politics. Biopolitics enables us to link the corporeal, the biological, and the artificial through materialist thought. Thinkers from Sylvia Wynter to Alexander Weheliye have used biopolitical theory to expand the category of the human, which has traditionally been understood as the white, propertied male subject. This conference seeks to investigate how these new articulations of the human, and the biopolitical turn more generally, can be used to reinvigorate Marxian praxis.


Humanities PhDs at Work: The Sciences
Monday, March 26 at 4 PM in Marston Science Library, Room 136

Our guest speakers will present on how their doctoral work in the Humanities provided the foundation for careers in the sciences, with particular reference to medical publishing, interdisciplinary research in health sciences, project management, grant writing, and administration.

Jessica Kirwan, a PhD student in the English Department, is currently Assistant Director of Research for the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Florida as well as Managing Editor of the International Journal of Particle Therapy.

Dr. Sarah Agnelli, PhD in Classical Philology (UF 2016) currently holds a research scholar position at the One Health Center of Excellence, University of Florida where she works to forge connections between the humanities and the biosciences.

Light refreshments will be served.

This event is sponsored by the CLAS Taskforce on PhDs in the Humanities, the George A. Smathers Libraries, the Department of History, and the Department of English.

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