The Invasive Other: Ecologies – Q&A I The New School

The New School

Published on May 12, 2016

The Center for Public Scholarship (http://www.centerforpublicscholarship…) at The New School ( is pleased to present the 34th Social Research conference, “The Invasive Other.”

This conference is grounded in the premise that while seemingly of different orders, invasive others — whether people, plants, ideas, or pathogens — are described in similar ways and are patrolled and controlled through similar technologies, logics, and policies. The conference explores the way the language and technologies intersect and play off one another. By placing these different “invasives” alongside one another, we will learn more about the nature of Otherness in our world and how it is managed, governed, or eliminated. If we are to protect the rights of others, this knowledge is invaluable.

“Mother Nature’s Melting Pot”
Hugh Raffles, Professor of Anthropology, The New School for Social Research and Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts

Global Trade, Food Safety, and the Fear of Invisible Invaders
Fabio Parasecoli, Associate Professor and Director of Food Studies Program, The New School

The DMZ’s Avian Others
Eleana Kim, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of California – Irvine.

Moderator: Rafi Youatt, Assistant Professor of Politics, The New School

Theresa Lang Community and Student Center,
Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Global Climate Change
Environment Ethics
Environment Justice

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