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Socialities of the Skin
Thursday, March 25, 2010 - 7:00pm
David Theo Goldberg: “Socialities of the Skin”  
Thursday, March 25, 7:00 pm

Portland State University,
Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 238
This event is free of charge and open to the public.

In “Socialities of the Skin,” Goldberg will address how race has ordered socialities across time, and how it organizes them around emographic and cultural homogeneity. The talk will also discuss more recent shifts in race prompted by contemporary neoliberalism. The talk will end by considering what a genuinely alternative, heterogenous sociality might look like.  

David Theo Goldberg, PhD, is the Director of the University of California Humanities Research Institute, the University of California system-wide research facility for the human sciences and theoretical research in the arts. He also holds faculty appointments as Professor of Comparative Literature and Criminology, Law and Society at UC Irvine, and is a Fellow of the UCI Critical Theory Institute.

Professor Goldberg’s work ranges over issues of political theory,  race and racism, ethics, law and society, critical theory, cultural studies and, increasingly, digital humanities.

This event is co-sponsored by Oregon Humanities and KBOO Radio.

On the following day (March 26), “The Cosmopolitanism Workshop” with David Theo Goldberg will take place at 11 am in Neuberger Hall, Room 407.

If you have any questions about this event, please feel free to contact us at the Portland Center for Public Humanities: 503-725-9662 or visit our website: