University of Washington

Ideology and Humor in Dark Times: Notes from Syria

Memos to the President: A Lecture Series


Dr. Lisa Wedeen
Thursday, Feb. 21
Kane 220
7 p.m.

Lisa Wedeen

Lisa Wedeen is the Mary R. Morton Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago, and the Co-Director of the Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory (3CT). She specializes in comparative politics, the Middle East, political theory, and feminist theory. Dr. Wedeen received her Ph.D. in political science at the University of California, Berkeley, and has taught courses on nationalism, identity formation, power and resistance, and citizenship. She is the author of numerous publications, including Peripheral Visions: Publics, Power, and Performance in Yemen (Chicago Studies in Practices of Meaning), and Ambiguities of Domination, an ethnographic study of the culture of the spectacle in Syria under Hafez al-Assad. In addition to writing and teaching, Dr. Wedeen sits on the Editorial Collective of Public Culture, an interdisciplinary journal of transnational cultural studies.

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