Infrastructure and Its Discontents
April 8, 2016 | 1636 School of Social Work Building
10:45 I Situating Infrastructure
Nausheen Anwar (Department of Social Sciences, Institute of Business Administration, Karachi)
"Rethinking Infrastructure & Development in the 21st Century in Industrializing Pakistan"
11:45 II Infrastructure, Identity, and Place: the Politics of Mega Development Projects in Pakistan
Majed Akhter (Department of Geography, Indiana University)
"The Indus as infrastructural fix: A critical regionalist perspective on the New Silk Road"
Hafeez Jamali (School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, Habib University, Karachi)
"Questionable Deeds and Unenviable Records: Plot, Parchi, and the Politics of Place in Gwadar, Pakistan"
2:30 III Detritus and Development: Seeing Infrastructure in Ruined Landscapes
Shahana Rajani (Gandi Engine Commission, Karachi)
Zahra Malkani (Gandi Engine Commission, Karachi)
3:30 IV Response
David Gilmartin (Department of History, North Carolina State University)
4:30 Coffee Break
5:00 V Roundtable on Engaged Scholarship
A Roundtable featuring UM graduate students which will address issues of engaged scholarship. Participants include:
Nick Caverly, Department of Anthropology, UM
Leslie Hempson, Department of History, UM
Ahsan Kamal, University of North Carolina
Nishita Trisal, Department of Anthropology, UM
Tara Weinberg, Department of History, UM