The University of Winnipeg



‘Free Speech and its Discontents on Campus’ and other lectures

Dr. Samir Gandesha, photo supplied

Dr. Samir Gandesha, photo supplied

UWinnipeg’s Department of Political Science presents Dr. Samir Gandesha, Director of the Institute for the Humanities, Simon Fraser University for a series of three public lectures. 

Monday, Nov. 4, 2019 / 12:30-2:20 pm, Room 3C01
“Identity Politics: A Fanonian Critique”

Monday, Nov. 4, 2019 / 7:00-9:00 pm, Room 1L13
“The Political Rhetoric and Social Psychology of the Authoritarian Populist: ‘A Composite of King Kong and a Suburban Barber’ ”

Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019 / 10:00-11:15 am, Room 1L11
“Free Speech and its Discontents on Campus”

Gandesha specializes in modern European thought and culture, with a particular emphasis on the 19th and 20th centuries. He is co-editor with Lars Rensmann of Arendt and Adorno: Political and Philosophical Investi-gations (Stanford, 2012), and co-editor with Johan Hartle of Spell of Capital: Reification and Spectacle (University of Amsterdam Press, 2017) and Aesthetic Marx (Bloomsbury Press, 2017). He regularly contributes to popular publications such as openDemocracyCanadian Dimension, the Vancouver Sun and the Globe and Mail.  He has been a post-doctoral fellow at the University of California at Berkeley (1995-97) and an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow at the Universität Potsdam (2001-2002).

In the Spring of 2017, he was the Liu Boming Visiting Scholar in Philosophy at the University of Nanjing and Visiting Lecturer at Suzhou University of Science and Technology in China. In January 2019, he was Visiting Fellow at the Hochschule für Gestaltung in Karlsruhe and in February 2019, he was Visiting Lecturer at Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas – FFLCH-USP (Universidade de São Paulo). He is currently editing a book entitled Spectres of Fascism (Pluto Press), co-editing (with Peyman Vahabzadeh) Beyond Phenomenology and Critique: Essays in Honour of Ian Angus (Arbeiter Ring), and preparing a manuscript on the “Neoliberal Personality.”

These lectures are co-sponsored by the Department of Criminal Justice and the Department of Philosophy.