Cultural Studies Future(s) is a symposium organised by CARE and CNM, to discuss the future of cultural studies. This symposium bring together three leading practitioners in Cultural Studies, Prof Chua Beng Huat, Prof Meaghan Morris and Prof Tejaswini Niranjana, who will be speaking on different issues. The symposium will be held on 3 March 2017 at Seminar Room B, from 3 PM to 6:50PM. More details can be found in the poster below:
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Chua Beng Huat is concurrently as Provost Chair Professor, Faculty of Arts and Social Science. He has served as Research Leader, Cultural Studies in Asia Research Cluster, Asia Research Institute (2000-2015); Convenor Cultural Studies Programmes (2008-2013) and Head, the Department of Sociology (2009-2015), National University of Singapore. Among his authored books are Life is Not Complete without Shopping, Structure, Audience and Soft Power in East Asian Pop Culture and, forthcoming, Political Liberalism Disavowed: communitarianism and state capitalism in Singapore. He is founding co-executive editor of the journal, Inter-Asia Cultural Studies.
Meaghan Morris is currently the William Lim Siew Wai Visiting Professor in Cultural Studies in Asia, NUS Department of Sociology, and Professor of Gender and Cultural Studies, University of Sydney, and former Chair Professor of Cultural Studies in Lingnan University, Hong Kong (2000-2012). Prof. Morris was Chair of the international Association for Cultural Studies (2004-08); Chair of the Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Society (2012-15); and she is a Fellow of both the Hong Kong Academy of the Humanities and the Australian Academy of the Humanities. Her books include The Pirate’s Fiancée: feminism, reading, postmodernism (1988), Too Soon Too Late: History in Popular Culture (1998), Identity Anecdotes: Translation and Media Culture (2006), and Creativity and Academic Activism: Instituting Cultural Studies co-edited with Mette Hjort (2012).
Tejaswini Niranjana is currently Professor and Head, Department of Cultural Studies, Lingnan University, Hong Kong. She is co-founder of the Centre for the Study of Culture and Society, Bangalore. She is the author of Siting Translation: History, Post-structuralism and the Colonial Context (Berkeley, 1992), Mobilizing India: Women, Music and Migration between India and Trinidad (Durham, 2006), and a forthcoming monograph on musicophilia in Mumbai. Her most recent co-edited volume is Genealogies of the Present: Situating Inter-Asia Cultural Studies (Delhi, 2015).
The programme for the symposium is as follows: