ASPECT doctoral students present at International Studies Association Northeast Region Annual Conference
December 1, 2019
The following ASPECT doctoral students presented papers at the International Studies Association Northeast Region Annual Conference: Linea Cutter, “Slow Death in Spaces of Empire: Chaotic Eating at the Neoliberal Table”; Madison Tepper, “A Queer Geopolitics of Global Capitalism: Articulating a Transnational, Affective, and Embodied Resistance”; Molly Todd, “Reading Regimes of Affect and Neoliberal Subjectivities in Disney-Pixar’s Coco”; Sara Wenger, “Life in Plastic: Nonhuman Workers in the Anthropocene”; and Sengul Yildiz Alanbay, “Biopolitics, Sovereign Power, and Racial Exclusion: Exercising Sovereign Power over Refugees in Germany.” Todd and Wenger were two of 12 participants selected to participate in the conference’s Pedagogy Roundtable, and Yildiz Alanbay served as a respondent for “Ontological Entanglements, Agency, and Ethics in International Relations: A Roundtable on Quantizing IR” discussing Ontological Entanglements, Agency, and Ethics in International Relations by Laura Zanotti, Political Science. In addition, Cutter and Yildiz Alanbay gave presentations at a roundtable at the conference honoring ASPECT program director and Professor of Political Science François Debrix and commemorating the 20th anniversary of the publication of his book, Re-Envisioning Peacekeeping (University of Minnesota Press, 1999). Other presenters included Mauro Caraccioli, Political Science and ASPECT Core Faculty; Zanotti; and ASPECT alumnae Caroline Alphin and Francine Rossone de Paula. The conference was held November 8–9 in Providence, Rhode Island.