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Sumita Chakravarty presents “The Future of Migration? Media Epistemologies”

Sumita Chakravarty presented a public lecture at JNU (Jawaharlal Nehru University) in Delhi, India on January 24, 2014. The title of her presentation was “The Future of Migration? Media Epistemologies.”

In her paper, Chakravarty brings into dialogue two works: Vilem Flusser’s The Freedom of the Migrant (2003) and Jacques Ranciere’s The Future of the Image (2007) in order to consider theories of migration as theories of art and communication. This paper is part of her larger book project, under preparation, which explores the historical intersections of migration and media.

Sumita Chakravarty is a cultural theorist, author and editor. Her essays have appeared in several anthologies, including Terrorism, Media, Liberation (2005), Rethinking Third Cinema(2003), and Redirecting the Gaze (Routledge, 1998). Sumita is currently working on two monographs. The first is a cultural history of immigration, and the second is a study on the the intersections of the erotic and technology. She holds a joint appointment with Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts, where she served as chair of Culture and Media from 2000-2008.

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