Urban Humanities and Their Publics Events

COVID Citizenship: A Gallatin Coffeehouse on Solidarity, Democracy, and Pandemic

WHEN:
Monday, April 6, 6:30pm8:00pm
 

Please join NYU Gallatin and the Urban Democracy Lab via Zoom for COVID Citizenship, a Gallatin Coffeehouse. Our conversation will consider pressing questions that have been brought about by the coronavirus outbreak in the US, including examining if a public health crisis changes what we owe to other members of our society. How might this moment mobilize people to demand new and different things from the government? How can we organize politically when we have to keep six feet apart? Join Gallatin’s Becky AmatoGianpaolo Baiocchi, and Jacob Remes and the School of Global Public Health’s Mari Armstrong-Hough for an informal discussion. Open only to Gallatin students.

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New York University and Gallatin provide reasonable accommodations to people living with disabilities who wish to attend events at the School. For every event, Gallatin staff will be on hand to assist guests. Please note that the entrance at 715 Broadway is wheelchair accessible. To request accommodations, such as a sign language interpreter, assistive listening devices, or large print programs, or should you have questions regarding accessibility for an event, please contact Gallatin’s Office of Special Events by emailing events.gallatin@nyu.edu or by calling 212-992-6328. Should you need an accommodation, we ask that you send your request as early as possible so that we have time to fulfill your request.

 

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APPLICATIONS INVITED (Due March 1): Doctoral Fellowship in Urban Practice

WHEN:
Sunday, March 1, 12:00am12:00am
 

The Doctoral Fellowship in Urban Practice, sponsored by the Urban Democracy Lab (UDL) at NYU Gallatin, provides an outstanding opportunity for emerging scholars to participate in innovative community-engaged, practice-based research projects that expand their perspective beyond the university and promote systemic social change and action.   

 

Application deadline: March 1, 2020

 

Why apply?

  • Fellowship funding for an entire academic year (September 2020 to May 2021)
  • Substantive experience designing and conducting engaged research with a community partner under the mentorship of a senior faculty member
  • An opportunity to propose and teach your own undergraduate course at NYU Gallatin
  • Participation in a thriving, interdisciplinary community of scholars at the Urban Democracy Lab

Funding

  • Base salary expected to be at least $28,850. 
  • Coverage of Maintenance of Matriculation, related fees, and health insurance, if needed. 
  • Additional compensation for teaching (at adjunct rates)
  • Up to $500 for travel and research expenses

Eligibility

Applicants must be advanced PhD students in good standing (ABD) in any social science or humanities discipline at NYU who are in the early stages of writing the dissertation. Fellows will be expected to be in residence at NYU Washington Square for the duration. We expect to offer two Doctoral Fellowships in Urban Practice in 2020-2021.

Interested?

For more information and a link to the application, visit https://urbandemos.nyu.edu/fellowships/doctoral-fellowship-in-urban-practice/ or contact the Urban Democracy Lab at urbandemos@nyu.edu

 

AND DON’T FORGET TO WATCH OUR FELLOWSHIP VIDEO HERE: https://youtu.be/X9oGVo-CgZ8

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New York University and Gallatin provide reasonable accommodations to people living with disabilities who wish to attend events at the School. For every event, Gallatin staff will be on hand to assist guests. Please note that the entrance at 715 Broadway is wheelchair accessible. To request accommodations, such as a sign language interpreter, assistive listening devices, or large print programs, or should you have questions regarding accessibility for an event, please contact Gallatin’s Office of Special Events by emailing events.gallatin@nyu.edu or by calling 212-992-6328. Should you need an accommodation, we ask that you send your request as early as possible so that we have time to fulfill your request.

 

New Urban Politics and the Right To The City

POSTPONED: Discard Studies Collaborative Conference 2020

WHERE:
1 Washington Place
New York NY, USA
 

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. 

Exploring Disposal’s Past, Present, and Future

April 23-25, 2020

Keynote address by
BRENDA CHALFIN
University of Florida 

Plenary address by
SAMANTHA MACBRIDE
The City University of New York

And a special Albert Gallatin Lecture and exhibition of the work of

MIERLE LADERMAN UKELES
Artist-in-Residence at the New York City Department of Sanitation
Lecturer, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem

Conference Description:

Over the past decade, there has been an explosion of research that focuses on waste and the larger social, political, and economic processes that render certain objects, practices, and populations disposable. Research in this field has questioned the hegemony of recycling (MacBride 2011), traced the colonial effects of pollution (Liboiron 2017), and examined the often-neglected work of waste laborers (Fredericks 2018; Nagle 2013). This emergent scholarship is coalescing under the interdisciplinary field of Discard Studies which is driven by the question how, why, and to whom do waste, discards, and disposal matter? (Moore 2012). Discard Studies has inspired new avenues of inquiry in diverse areas of scholarship including the history of capitalism, aesthetics and design, urbanization, colonialism, language and power, environmental justice, and social movements and social change.

Greater academic attention to discards has, in large part, been driven by waste’s increasing importance in everyday politics and life. From environmental justice struggles against transnational toxic dumping regimes (Lepawsky 2018) and campaigns to reduce single use plastics, to social movements mobilizing human waste to interrupt state repression (McFarlane and Silver 2016), waste and its management are problems that are at the heart of contemporary debates about how to deal with rapid and unprecedented environmental change and further projects of social justice.

Building on this important moment in which waste and disposability have garnered increased attention, the Discard Studies Collaborative at New York University will host a conference to both take stock of work done under the broad label of Discard Studies and discuss the future of the readily emerging field. This conference will take place around themes familiar to discardians including labor, urban and environmental governance, and protest while also asking how Discard Studies might incorporate new and urgent issues such as anthropogenic environmental change in a world structured by colonial, racialized, gendered and classed violence.

The conference will take place over three days commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of Earth Day, from April 23-25, 2020 at New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study. It will bring together new and established scholars working on discards and related themes to evaluate the state of this emergent field and identify new directions for future research.

For details on schedule, speakers, and registration, please go to: https://wp.nyu.edu/thediscardstudiescollaborative/discard-studies-conference/

 

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New York University and Gallatin provide reasonable accommodations to people living with disabilities who wish to attend events at the School. For every event, Gallatin staff will be on hand to assist guests. Please note that the entrance at 715 Broadway is wheelchair accessible. To request accommodations, such as a sign language interpreter, assistive listening devices, or large print programs, or should you have questions regarding accessibility for an event, please contact Gallatin’s Office of Special Events by emailing events.gallatin@nyu.edu or by calling 212-992-6328. Should you need an accommodation, we ask that you send your request as early as possible so that we have time to fulfill your request.

 

Urban Humanities and Their Publics Events

BIG WALK: Long Island City

WHERE:
Hunters Point South NYC Ferry Landing
2nd Street
Long Island City, NY , USA
WHEN:
Saturday, September 28, 10:00am3:00pm
 

Join Gallatin professors Louise Harpman and Becky Amato as we explore Long Island City, Queens, for the 9th annual BIG WALK.

We will be thinking together about the deep past (glaciers!), recent past (mass manufacturing!), and future of LIC (art, design, architecture, development, and clean waterways!) Please join us and our roster of amazing guests.

The BIG WALK, sponsored by NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study and the Urban Democracy Lab, is free and open to the public. Reservations are required.

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New York University and Gallatin provide reasonable accommodations to people living with disabilities who wish to attend events at the School. For every event, Gallatin staff will be on hand to assist guests. Please note that the entrance at 715 Broadway is wheelchair accessible. To request accommodations, such as a sign language interpreter, assistive listening devices, or large print programs, or should you have questions regarding accessibility for an event, please contact Gallatin’s Office of Special Events by emailing events.gallatin@nyu.edu or by calling 212-992-6328. Should you need an accommodation, we ask that you send your request as early as possible so that we have time to fulfill your request.

 

New Urban Politics and the Right To The City Events

Debating U.S. National Security Whistleblowing: Secrets, the State, and Democracy, A Discussion with Whistleblowers, Advocates, and Historians

WHERE:
Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts
1 Washington Place
New York, NY , USA
WHEN:
Thursday, October 18, 4:00pm7:00pm
 

Are Edward Snowden, Reality Winner, and James Comey whistleblowers or leakers, heroes or traitors? Is WikiLeaks a media organization or a foreign agent? Is it ever appropriate to disclose official secrets to the public? Join us for a series of roundtable discussions featuring whistleblowers, advocates, and historians to debate the past, present, and future of national security whistleblowing. This event is organized by Hannah Gurman (NYU Gallatin) and Kaeten Mistry (University of East Anglia, UK) and is sponsored by the Urban Democracy Lab at NYU Gallatin, The Tamiment Institute Library at NYU, and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (UK).

Schedule

Introductions from Hannah Gurman (NYU Gallatin) and Kaeten Mistry (University of East Anglia, UK)

Historical Perspectives: The Origins, Evolution, and Legacy of National Security Whistleblowing

4:15-5:30 pm

Sam Lebovic (George Mason University); Chase Madar (NYU Gallatin); Jeremy Varon (The New School), and Julia Rose Kraut (The Historical Society of the New York Courts)

Break

5:30-5:45 pm

Whistleblowing Today: A Conversation with Whistleblowers and Advocates

5:45-7 pm

Thomas Drake (NSA Whistleblower); John Kiriakou (CIA Whistleblower); Brian Fleming (Miller & Chevalier); Barry Pollack (Robbins, Russell, Englert, Untereiner & Sauber)

For more information, go to: https://wp.nyu.edu/whistleblowing. This event is free and open to the public but an RSVP is requested.

 

Urban Humanities and Their Publics Events

THE BIG [QUEER] WALK

WHERE:
1 Washington Place
New York NY, USA
WHEN:
Saturday, October 13, 10:00am2:00pm
 
The BIG WALK, sponsored by the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at NYU, is an annual “walkingand talking” tour that traverses iconic New York City thoroughfares or focuses on certain neighborhoods. This year, we are exploring sites in lower Manhattan of special significance to the LGBTQ communities. The 2018 BIG [QUEER] WALK will be directed by Gallatin professor Louise Harpman and will include special guest curator Michael Ryan (BA ’14). The BIG [QUEER] WALK is co-sponsored by the Urban Democracy Lab and is free and open to the public. Reservations are required. This event is part of the ARCHTOBER celebration.

 

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