Schedule & Readings


June 14, 3:30-5:30, E255

Robert F. Reid-Pharr, Archives of Flesh: African America, Spain, and Post-Humanist Critique (NYU Press, 2016), excerpt from chapter one.

Paul Kramer, “The Water Cure: Debating Torture and Counterinsurgency—a Century Ago,” The New Yorker, Feb. 25, 2008.

Activity: Reading exercise PowerPoint


Sept. 12, 3:30-5:30pm, E255 – “Meanings of War”

Session Leaders: David Hill, Shannon Proctor, & Stephen Clark


Timothy Kudo, “How We Learned to Kill,” New York Times, Feb. 27, 2015.

Pete Kilner, “The Military Leader’s Role in Mitigating Moral Injury,” Thoughts of a Soldier-Ethicist blog, November 11, 2016. 

Alexander Moseley, “The Philosophy of War,” Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. 

Oct. 17, 3:30-6pm, visiting speaker (Chris Hedges), E500

Nov. 14, 3:30-5:30pm, E255 – “Mediations of War”

Session Leaders: Chris Schmidt & Sarah Raymundo


Dora Apel, “Torture Culture: Lynching Photographs and the Images of Abu Ghraib,” Art Journal 64.2 (Summer 2005): 88-100.

saludabenedicto, “The Bells of Balangiga: Resonances of the Anti-Imperialist Armed Resistance,” Salud y Benedicto, July 3, 2012.


Dec. 12, 3:30-5:30pm, E255

Session Leaders: Sarada Rauch & Dana Trusso

Gayatri Spivak, “Can the Subaltern Speak?”

Institute on Statelessness and Conclusion, Excerpts from The World’s Stateless


Mid-year Institute

Feb. 9, 10am-1pm

Session Leaders: LaRose Parris & Maria Hart



Mar. 13, 3:30-5:30pm, E255

Session Leaders: Tomoaki Imamichi & Robin Kietlinski

Apr. 10, 3:30-6pm, visiting speaker (Lisa Stampnitzky), E500

May 15, 3:30-5:30pm, E255

Session Leaders: Rebecca Tally,, Zena Cooper, & Colleen Eren

June 12, 3:30-5:30pm, E255