November 6 – Katherine Gordy: “Situated Theory: Radical Political Thought in Latin America”

November 6 – Katherine Gordy: “Situated Theory: Radical Political Thought in Latin America”

Katherine Gordy’s current book project traces the interrelations between what she identifies as different “spheres” of Cuban political thought—political doctrine (official sphere), political theory (academic sphere), and daily practice (popular sphere)—in order to challenge accounts that treat Cuban socialist ideology as solely state-originated dogma or as necessarily in opposition to academic and popular forms of political thought.

Katherine Gordy is Assistant Professor of Political Science at San Francisco State University.