Annual Research Day – 24 October 2014

Keynote lecture by Ipsita Chatterjee, University of North Texas:

Globalization, Revolution and the New Urban Condition

On Friday October 24, the Ghent Centre for Global Studies organizes its annual Research Day, which aims to bring together all (junior and senior) researchers of its 10 affiliated research groups, for an interdisciplinary dialogue on common research themes, different approaches and theoretical perspectives. 

The GCGS will offer 4 interdisciplinary workshops on the following topics:

1.     Globalization and the state: how not to get lost in translation?

2.     Land and natural resources: property and power in a globalizing world

3.     Globalization, uneven development and economic inequality

4.     Global uprisings? Resistance, violence and democracy

Whereas the workshops will address key concepts and general themes in critical Global Studies research, a poster session – during the walking lunch – will allow individual researchers to present their specific ongoing research projects.

We are pleased to announce that Ipsita Chatterjee (University of North Texas) will give the keynote lecture: Globalization, Revolution and the New Urban Condition. Dr. Chatterjee is a human geographer interested in the economic, cultural and geopolitical impacts of globalization. She adopts a political economic perspective in studying these. Her current research focuses on urban transformation, particularly, exploitation of labor in the context of outsourcing and informalization, class, ethnic, and racial segregation, gentrification, and the politics of urban renewal in globalizing cities. Dr. Chatterjee also investigates urban conflicts and violence, religious fundamentalism, identity politics, Islamophobia and social movement of the poor. She has recently published Displacement, Revolution, and the New Urban Condition. Theories and Case Studies (Sage, 2014).

Full programme

Location: Zebrastraat 32, 9000 Gent.