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dateApril 3, 2014 timeThursday, 12:15pm EDT location The Heyman Center, Second Floor Common Room, Columbia University
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“Track switching,” focuses discussion on questions of inter- and trans-disciplinarity, wherein disciplines and, differently, “fields,” are considered variously as arbiters of moral, ethical, affective approaches to sexuality, queer, and gender scholarship. They also work to delineate capacities in interesting ways. What dialogic acts are perceived, or are believed to work, as track switching? As track sharing? Professor Chen invited participants to collaborate on these questions by soliciting situated experiences, offering terminologies, and offering some provocations about the unintended consequences of some transdisciplinary claims.