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GES Speaker Series

September 15, 2016

The Department of Geography, Environment and Society is pleased to announce a speaker series on the topic of "writing/difference."

Speakers were invited whose work grapples in various ways with the relationship between the production of knowledge, the construction of difference and emancipatory futures. 

The series includes speakers here at UMN as well as our invited guest, Rashad Shabazz of Arizona State University, whose talk is title "The music of Prince: a fusion of sonic, social forces."  There will also be a lunch time roundtable with Shabazz to discuss his recent book "Spatializing Blackness" (more information forthcoming, or email

Talks begin at 3:30 in 445 Blegen

October 7
The World and All the Things upon It: Geography Education and Anti-Colonial Practice in Nineteenth-Century Hawaiʻi
David Chang, History 


October 21
Criminal Debts: Predatory Government and the Remaking of American Citizenship
Joe Soss and Josh Page
Humphrey School of Public Affairs & Sociology 


October 28
Life and Politics of “Resistant Intentionality” in Post-Earthquake Haiti
Zenzele Isoke and Beaudelaine Pierre
Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies


November 4
The music of Prince: a fusion of sonic, social forces
Rashad Shabazz
School of Social Transformation
Arizona State University