Shadows without bodies: war, revolutionary nostalgia, and the challenges of internationalism

Hosted by LSE Human Rights

In-person and online public event (Old Theatre, Old Building)


Dr Christina Heatherton

Dr Christina Heatherton


Dr Ayça Çubukçu

Dr Ayça Çubukçu

In this lecture, Christina Heatherton will reflect on the challenges of internationalism at present.

Extending the analysis from her book, Arise! Global Radicalism in the Era of the Mexican Revolution, Heatherton will consider how war, nationalism, and revolutionary nostalgia have confounded the development of an internationalist consciousness. In revisiting the radical theories and visions developed in an earlier era of global solidarity, she will consider how we might now imagine otherwise.

Meet our speaker and chair

Christina Heatherton (@c_heatherton) is the Elting Associate Professor of American Studies and Human Rights at Trinity College in Connecticut. She is the author of Arise! Global Radicalism in the Era of the Mexican Revolution. For decades, she has collaborated with organizers, artists, and scholars on publications such as Policing the Planet: How the Policing Crisis Led to Black Lives Matter, which she co-edited with Jordan T. Camp. She currently directs the Trinity Social Justice Institute with Camp and co-hosts the podcast/webseries Conjuncture.

Ayça Çubukçu (@ayca_cu) is Associate Professor in Human Rights and Co-Director of LSE Human Rights at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Before LSE, Dr Çubukçu was a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute, and taught for the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University and the Committee on Degrees in Social Studies at Harvard University. In 2020, she was appointed as a Senior Fellow of the Fung Global Fellows program at Princeton University.

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This lecture will be the 10th annual Internationalism, Cosmopolitanism and Politics of Solidarity lecture at LSE.

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