California Roundtable on Philosophy and Race

The California Roundtable on Philosophy and Race will hold its fifth annual roundtable on October 3-4, 2008 at UC Berkeley. All sessions will be held at 554 Barrows Hall. 

Friday, October 3, 2008 
9:30-11:30 am Charles Watson, Chair
9:30 am
Robin James, “Sensus communis and hegemonic ‘common sense’: race as interpretive horizon and distribution of the sensible” 
10:30 am
Susan Smith, “Race as a Tool in Medical Diagnoses”
11:30 am-1:00 pm Lunch 
1:00 pm-2:30 pm Nelson Maldonado-Torres, Chair
Keynote Speaker: Maria Lugones
2:45-4:45 pm Gregory Velazco y Trianosky, Chair
2:45 pm 
Kyoo Lee, “Still (Un)Written On the Face:
On The Artifactual Originality of the “Paper Sons” of Chinese America as a Spectral Resource for Citational Politics To Come” 
3:45 pm
Darrell Moore, “John Locke, Mary Rowlandson, and the Ontological Transformation of Space”
5:00 pm Falguni Sheth, Chair
Nelson Maldonado-Torres, “Gender and Power: Black Skins, White Masks” 
Saturday, October 4, 2008 
10:00 am-12:00 noon Rita Alfonso, Chair
10:00 am
Shireen Roshanravan, “Long and Wide” South Asian Selves:
Feminist Implications of Horizontal Cross-Racial Identification”
11:00 am
Sarah Hoagland, Colonial Practices/Colonial Identities: White Academic Feminist Deployment of Gender
12:00-1:30 Lunch 
 1:30-3:30 pm Tina Botts, Chair
1:30 pm 
Alexis Artaud de la Ferriere, “Modernist Primitivism: Aesthetic Colonialism?” 
2:30 pm
Elizabeth Philipose, “Feminism, International Law, and the Spectacular Violence of the ‘Other’: Decolonizing the Laws of War”
4:00-6:00 pm Crista Lebens, Chair
4:00 pm
Elaine Chukan Brown, “Theoretical Choice and Ethical Implications: A Critique of Andreasen’s Cladistic Notion of Race”
5:00 pm
Michael Monahan, “Racial Justice and the Politics of Purity”