November 9, 2000 – Ali Mirsepassi: “Beyond Modernization: Postcolonial Visions and Alternative Modernities”

Thursday, November 9 | Oakes Mural Room | 4:00 PM


Ali Mirsepassi is currently directing a Five-College project on Alternative Modernities sponsored by the Ford Foundation, which is also the topic of his current book project. He is the author of Intellectual Discourse and Politics of Modernization: Negotiating Modernity in Iran(Cambridge, 2000), and has co-edited Local Knowledge in a Globalizing World: Rethinking Area Studies(forthcoming, Syracuse). He has published in journals such as Social TextRadical History, and Contemporary Sociology. This seminar is organized by the Civilizational Thinking Research Cluster, whose activities are funded in part by the Ford Foundation. The seminar paper will be circulated in advance to regular participants; for others interested in attending, copies of the seminar readings are available for UCSC faculty and students at the Center office or may be requested by email Please make email requests at least one week in advance.