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Whose Voice? Global Populisms, Media and Political Institutions in Uncertain Times

Whose Voice? Global Populisms, Media and Political Institutions in Uncertain Times Conference at Baruch College

October 24-24, 2014

OPEN to the public, but you must email to be put on security list to enter.

Schedule of Events:

Friday, October 24th

9.00 – 9.30 / Opening Remarks & Welcome

9.30 – 10.40 / Panel One

Henry Adam Svec (University of New Brunswick) –

From Folk Hammers to People’s Mics: The Machinic Bonds of Protest

Jack Bratich (Rutgers University) –

The Technocrat, the Entrepreneur, and the Police: Populism and Social Media War

10.40 – 11.00 / Coffee

11.00 – 12.00 / Panel Two

Sarah Banet-Weiser (USC) & Inna Arzumanova (University of San Francisco) –

‘This is What a Feminist Looks Like’: The Market for Popular Feminism

Michael Kaplan (Baruch College)-

The Peoples of Populism

1.30 – 2.30 /

Panel Three

Michael Mario Albrecht (Eckerd College) –

Towards a Radical Cultural Populism

Lisa Calvente, Joshua Smicker, Sindhu Zagoren & Mark Hayward – Title TBD

2.45 – 3.45 / Panel Four

Bilge Yesil (College of Staten Island – CUNY) and Reece Peck (College of Staten Island – CUNY) –

A Comparative Analysis of Right-wing Populism in the U.S. and Turkey: From Glenn Beck’s ‘forgotten man’ to Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ‘nation’s man’

Antonio Golan (Indiana University) –

Population Rising: Podemos, Demophobia and the Rise of Participatory Politics in the Spanish State

4.00 – 5.00 /

Panel Five

Merlyna Lin (Carleton University) –

Social media and the populist movements in the 2014 Indonesian presidential election

Eylem Yanardağoğlu (Kadir Has University) –

Citizen media and the changing media scene in post-Gezi Park context in Turkey

Saturday, October 25th

10.00 – 11.00 /

Sara Garcia Santamaria (The University of Sheffield) –

Repackaging Populism in Post-Fidel Cuba: People-Centred Discourses in the Digital Era

Marco Deseriis (Northeastern University) –

Networked Populisms: The Rise of the Net Parties and the Case of the M5S

11.20 – 12.30 /

Panel Two

Darrin Hicks & Michael Lechuga (University of Denver) –

Minutemen Nationalism and the Surge of Migrant Children

Raphael Ginsburg (University of North Carolina) –

Prison Education: Running into the Roadblock of the Populism of Victims’ Rights

1.30 – 2.45 / Panel Three

Jayson Harsin (Baruch College) –

Post-Politics and Popular Regimes of Post-Truth

James Hay (University of Illinois) –

The Popular as a Biopolitical Project & Objective

3.00 – 3.30 /

Panel Four

Rahul Gairola (Queens and York Colleges, CUNY) – Partition as Profit: Digital Marketing & Manipulation of South Asian Trauma in the 21st Century

3.30 – 4.30 / Closing Session

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