The Global South Hub is a meeting place for faculty, students, alumni, and others to foster research on the Global South, which we consider as all those spaces and people, including in the United States, that are in the peripheries of the world order. Global solidarity networks, such as the Bandung Conference, have historically served as the meeting points of people in Africa, Asia, Middle East, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Pacific Islands, to reflect on and imagine their position in the world. We hope to continue this tradition and think of the hub as a safe and inspiring space for us to share our work and support and cooperate with one another and look for like-minded people elsewhere. Our research topics vary from globalization and new subjectivities, global dispossessions, Afro-Asian solidarities, the Syrian refugee crisis, digital colonialism, humanitarian aid and human rights, to name a few. Along with workshops discussing critical methodologies, research overlaps, and ideas for collaboration, in the future, we intend to apply for grants for transnational research, engage with other similar groups and organizations, invite scholars, and fund students.
Second Global South Graduate Student Conference
May 4 and May 5, 2023 (Thursday to Friday)
The Global South Research Hub, housed within Center for Social Science Research (CSSR) at George Mason University, is organizing its second Global South Graduate Student Conference in Spring 2023 on May 4-5, 2022 scheduled to be held virtually over Zoom. The theme of this year's conference is "Staying Alive: Precarity and Survival in the Global South"
Book Talk | Access to Power: Electricity and the Infrastructural State in Pakistan
April 3, 2023 (Monday) 1:30pm to 3pm (EST) | Horizon Hall #6335 and Zoom
The Global South Research Hub is organizing a book talk by Ijlal Naqvi, who will be discussing his recent book "Access to Power: Electricity and the Infrastructural State in Pakistan", Oxford University Press (2022). Dr. Naqvi is Associate Professor of Sociology and Associate Dean at the School of Social Sciences of Singapore Management University.
Research on South Asia remains marginalized within U.S. sociology. At this symposium, we explore how South Asia offers a uniquely generative site from which to rethink sociological practice. How can it build on a rich transnational intellectual legacy? How can it further efforts to decolonize the discipline? How can the sociology of South Asia be more liberatory, ethical, critical, and reflexive, and how can sociologists of South Asia better support one another?
The symposium would also feature a space for mentoring opportunities, sharing and discussing work, which is open to all.
November 2, 2022 (Wednesday)
4:30 PM to 6:00 PM EDT
The Global South Research Hub, CSSR presents a public lecture by Anaheed Al-Hardan. This talk will examine the evolution of the Palestinian national liberation movement, with an initial strategy of liberation and return to a democratic non-sectarian Palestine, and its eventual permutation into a subcontractor of the Israeli occupation in the parts of Palestine occupied by Israel in 1967. Anaheed Al-Hardan Anaheed Al-Hardan is an associate professor of sociology at Howard University and the author of award-winning Palestinians in Syria: Nakba Memories of Shattered Communities (Columbia University Press, 2016).
The Global South Research Hub, housed within Center for Social Science Research (CSSR) at George Mason University, is organizing its inaugural Global South Graduate Student Conference in Spring 2022 on May 5-6, 2022 scheduled to be held virtually over Zoom.