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Boundaries of the Human in the Age of Life Sciences Symposium

When Apr 07, 2017 09:00 AM to
Apr 08, 2017 05:00 PM
Where Foster Auditorium
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Our capstone two-day event in April 2017 will bring together all nine of our renowned scholars from the life sciences, the social sciences, and the arts and humanities, in an innovative, dialogic format that will generate a productive cross-disciplinary conversation that can be sustained and developed for years to come.

Symposium Schedule: 

Friday, April 7 – Foster Auditorium


  • 1:00-2:30 p.m.    Kim TallBear – Disrupting Settlement, Sex, and Nature: An Indigenous Logic of Relationality
  • 3:00-4:45 p.m.    Alexander Weheliye, Zakiyyah Iman Jackson, and Agustín Fuentes – Roundtable moderated by Ebony Coletu
  • 5:00-6:00 p.m.    Reception – at State Theatre, Attic Room
  • 6:00-7:45 p.m.    “Atrocity Boulevard” and “Supression of Absence” – Performance by Serap Erincin
  • 8:00 p.m.    Dinner – at India Pavilion

Saturday, April 8 – Foster Auditorium


  • 10:00-11:15 a.m.    Hannah Landecker and Sarah Richardson – Roundtable moderated by Susan Squier
  • 11:30-12:45 p.m.    Kyle Whyte and Kim TallBear – Roundtable moderated by Heather Davis
  • 12:45-2:30 p.m.    Lunch – at The Tavern
  • 2:45-4:30 p.m.    Rosi Braidotti, Myra Hird, and Scott Gilbert – Roundtable moderated by Michael Bérubé
  • 4:45-6:30 p.m.    Agustín Fuentes, Hannah Landecker, Scott Gilbert, Rosi Braidotti, Kyle Whyte, Sarah Richardson, Alexander Weheliye, Myra Hird, Zakiyyah Iman Jackson, Kim TallBear – Roundtable moderated by Michael Bérubé
  • 7:00 p.m.    Dinner – at The Nittany Lion Inn, Alumni Lounge