Comparative Inequality & Inclusion Cluster Symposium | Unsettled Times


Thursday, April 29, 2021, 10:00am to 3:00pm



Symposium Schedule 

10:00-10:05am EST Introductory Remarks: Ioana SendroiuThijs van Dooremalen, and Yuval Feinstein

10:05-11:35am EST Session 1

Discussant: Iddo Tavory, New York University


11:45am-12:15pm Break

12:15-1:45pm EST Session 2

Discussant: Ari Adut, University of Texas, Austin


2:00-3:00pm EST Remarks and Q&A: Ann Swidler, University of California, Berkeley, joined by Michèle Lamont, Harvard University

We’re living through unprecedented times, marked by historic events and multiple crises. In this symposium, we will take up what it means to live through such moments, building on Ann Swidler’s emblematic distinction between settled and unsettled times. Speakers will present papers that elaborate on the meaning of ‘unsettled’—everything from nationalism to not getting a job (extended abstracts of the papers will be shared with registered participants prior to the event). We are aiming for a lively conversation on 'unsettled times'—what they mean, how they get built up or diffused, or indeed the possibilities for resilience when everything is unsettled. The symposium will conclude with Ann Swidler sharing her reflections and hosting the Q&A session with Michèle Lamont.

Please register in advance.

For more information, please email the event organizers Ioana SendroiuThijs van Dooremalen or Yuval Feinstein.