13/13 Seminar Series

Uprising 13/13:From Anti-Imperialism & Independence to Autonomia, Insurrection, & Self-Determination

Thursday, March 1, 2018  6:15pm - 8:45pm Jerome Greene Hall (Law School), Jerome Greene Annex



Andrew Arato (New School)
Ivonne Del Valle (University of California Berkeley)
Juan Obarrio (Johns Hopkins University)
Mary Louise Pratt (New York University)
Moderated by Macarena Gómez-Barris and Bruno Bosteels


The purpose of this seminar series is to explore various modalities of uprising, disobedience, inservitude, revolt, or other forms of political contestation. Instead of including them all under the name of “revolution”—a term that has become conceptually and historically fraught—the seminar will consider how specific experiences and discourses articulate new forms of upheaval or reformulate well-known ones. By focusing on this conceptual, historical and political problematic, we intend to shine a light on experiences and manifestations that take place at the local and at the global level, as well as at the subjective and the collective level. The idea is to articulate how critical political practice is expressed and understood today.

Uprising 13/13 will look much like the two previous CCCCT seminar series, namely Foucault 13/13 and Nietzsche 13/13. At each session, two or three guests, from different disciplines, will be invited to present on the themes of the seminar. Each seminar will host specialists from across the disciplines, from Columbia University and from outside campus. With two exceptions—Breaking Silence, which will be held in the Nave of Riverside Church, and Disobedience, which will be hosted at Columbia Global Centers—Paris, all seminars will be held at various locations around Columbia University. Visit the series websitefor more details on the readings, guests, and themes of each seminar and the series as a whole.

The seminars will be open to all. If you are interested in attending, please email Anna Krauthamer at [email protected]


  • Speaker

    Andrew Arato

    Dorothy Hart Hirshon Professor in Political and Social Theory

    The New School for Social Research

  • Speaker

    Ivonne del Valle

    Associate Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portugese

    University of California, Berkeley

  • Speaker

    Juan Obarrio

    Associate Professor of Anthropology

    Johns Hopkins University

  • Speaker

    Mary Louise Pratt

    Professor/Retired Faculty

    New York University

  • Moderator

    Bruno Bosteels

    Professor, Latin American & Iberian Cultures, Institute for Comparative Literature and Society

    Columbia University

  • Moderator

    Macarena Gomez-Barris

    Chairperson of Social Science & Cultural Studies
    Social Science & Cultural Studies

    The Pratt Institute


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