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2024 Schedule and Registration

Archives of Political Action and Genres of Political Theory

CSPT 2024 Conference Schedule and Registration

All events will be held in-person. Registration is free and open to all, and is required to attend the conference and to obtain the papers. Registration link can be found below and, once registered, you can access the papers hereConference attendees are encouraged to become members of CSPT: please find membership details here.

The conference will take place at the Riverside Church in New York City accessible through the 91 Claremont Avenue entrance. 

Wednesday May 22, 2024

Location: Riverside Church Room 9T Lounge (Ninth Floor)


9:45 – 10:00         Welcome

10:00 – 12:00         Constituting the People's Voice


Chair: Jason Frank (Cornell)

Kevin Duong (Virginia) – “The Revolution of the Poets”

Rohit De (Yale) and Ornit Shani (Haifa) – “The Archive of Constitutional Expectations: Assembling India’s Constitution (1946-1950)”

Discussants: Tejas Parasher (UCLA), Melissa Schwartzberg (NYU)


12:00 – 1:00 Lunch

1:00 – 3:00         Genres of Political Expression


Chair: Leila Ben Abdallah (Cornell)

Lawrie Balfour (Virginia) – “Love Songs as Archives as Reparations”

Isabelle A. Laurenzi (Yale) – “The Personal Essay as Political Phenomenology: Feminism in The Village Voice”

Discussants: Lori Marso (Union), Lisa Gilson (Bates)


3:00 – 3:30 Coffee

3:30 – 5:30         Genre, Authorship, and the Archives of Anticolonialism

Chair: Ayten Gündoğdu (Barnard)

Musab Younis (QMUL/Oxford) – “The Limitation of Genre: Political Writing and Colonial Administration”

Inder S. Marwah (McMaster) – “On Archives and the History of Political Thought”

Discussants:  Begüm Adalet (Cornell), Emma Hunter (Edinburgh)

5.30 7.00 Reception


Thursday May 23, 2024


Location: Riverside Church Room 9T Lounge (Ninth Floor)

10:00 – 12:00         Archives of Political Contestation


Chair: Murad Idris (Michigan)

Katrina Forrester (Harvard) – “In and Against the Local State”

Anurag Sinha (Minnesota) – “The Commodity Boycott as Political Protest: India, Britain, and the Lineages of a Global Practice”

Discussants: Alyssa Battistoni (Barnard), Camille Robcis (Columbia)


12:00  1.15 Lunch

1:15 – 3:00         Plenary Session


Chair: Karuna Mantena (Columbia)

David Bromwich (Yale)  – “Edmund Burke between India and France.”

Discussants: Uday Singh Mehta (CUNY), Sophia Rosenfeld (UPenn)


3:00 – 3:30 Coffee


3:30 – 5:30         Oratory and Action


Chair: Shalini Satkunanandan (UC Davis)

Adom Getachew (Chicago) – “The Garveyite Arts of Eloquence”

Alexander Livingston (Cornell) – “Parable and Politics: Martin Luther King, Jr's Critique of Idolatry”

Discussants: Jared Anthony Loggins (Amherst), Mie Inouye (Bard)


Please register to attend the CSPT Annual Conference below. 

CSPT Conference 2024
CSPT Conference 2024
May 22, 2024, 9:30 AM – May 23, 2024, 5:30 PM
Riverside Church Room: 9T Lounge,
91 Claremont Ave, New York, NY 10027, USA
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