February 14, 2018
Haines 144
Abraham Calderon

The Race and Ethnicity Working Group is pleased to present:

David Theo Goldberg (Director, University of California Humanities Research Institute): "Dread and the Politics of Our Time"

​Dread has come to be widely experienced today, as a result of economic pressures, technological transformations, political unsettlement, and climate-related catastrophes. The talk considers the prompts for widespread dread, its racial dimensions, and the distinction between dread and fear. It closes with considering whether dread supports a politics or what sorts of political mobilization would serve to counter the spread of dread itself.

David Theo Goldberg is the Director of the University of California Humanities Research Institute, the University of California system-wide research facility for the human sciences and theoretical research in the arts. He also holds faculty appointments as Professor of Comparative Literature, Anthropology, and Criminology, Law and Society at UC Irvine, and is a Fellow of the UCI Critical Theory Institute.

Professor Goldberg’s work ranges over issues of political theory, race and racism, ethics, law and society, critical theory, cultural studies and, increasingly, digital humanities.

The Irene Flecknoe Ross Lecture Series is made possible by a gift from Ray Ross in memory of his wife.The event is also cosponsored by the Chicano Studies Research Center.