Professors Chris Garlough and Annie Menzel with graduate students Agnes Muyanga and Flint Devine have been awarded support for an interdisciplinary Borghesi-Mellon Workshop in 2019-2020! This Borghese-Mellon Workshop — titled “Care: Politics, Performances, Practices” — hopes to open discussion of “feminist care theory” informed by socialist feminists, reproductive justice advocates, performance studies scholars, disability activists, domestic labor organizers, and queer and trans health activists, among others. Discussion of care is increasingly threading through a wide range of intellectual work, particularly in sites joining theory and practice. Our workshop proposes to connect and build on these developments, bringing together theorizations and practices of care at UW and in the community at large through:
1) a reading group, in which we will share the new and emerging care theories and projects
2) publicly oriented dialogues by leading care thinkers and practitioners
3) workshops on specific aspects of care (kinship, human-nonhuman relations); (reproductive violence, reproductive justice)
4) community fora on care featuring transformative local organizations.
In light of the transdisciplinary turn to care, our workshop seeks to connect the humanities, humanistic social sciences, and organizing worlds at the UW and in the broader community, opening space for the expansion and articulation of conceptualizations, sites, and practices of care.
Congratulations to this dynamic group for being awarded support for an interdisciplinary Borghesi-Mellon Workshop in 2019-2020!