Completing one CLST Common Seminar is required of all CLST MA and PhD certificate students, so now is the time to consider enrolling in Professor Lara Putnam's CLST Common Seminar on the theme of “Outsiders: Citizenship and its Others,” 6-9 PM in the New CLST Seminar Room in 402 Cathedral of Learning.
Professor Putnam explains her vision for the seminar: "Who belongs, and what are the stakes of belonging? How have the rules and practices governing membership within political communities structured patterns of inequality within and between societies? Has the development of meaningful participation for some necessarily gone hand in hand with partial or categorical exclusions of others? Over the past two decades, historians, sociologists, anthropologists, political scientists, and students of cultures have debated the theoretical concomitants and empirical trajectory of citizenship. Comparative studies have illuminated the conflictive processes through which political, civil, social, and economic rights have expanded or contracted in modern societies, highlighting the multiform strategies through which subordinate or marginalized individuals and groups have attempted to claim full membership in the states that govern them."
She is the author of two books, Radical Moves: Caribbean Migrants and the Politics of Race in the Jazz Age (University of North Carolina Press, 2013) and The Company They Kept: Migrants and the Politics of Gender in Caribbean Costa Rica, 1870-1960 (University of North Carolina Press, 2002), numerous refereed articles, and the editor with Sueann Caulfield and Sarah Chambers, Honor, Status, and Law in Modern Latin America (Duke University Press, 2005). Click here for her full c.v.