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Dean invited to speak in Peru

Professor Jodi Dean of the Department of Political Science has been invited to deliver three lectures at the University of Lima, Peru, during the week starting Sunday, Aug. 19, to help inaugurate a new master's program in Cultural Studies.

Dean's lectures will focus on the notion of communicative capitalism — a theory of the contemporary political setting she has been developing in recent years. Her lectures will be delivered in English with simultaneous translation into Spanish.

Earlier this summer, she was a visiting lecturer as part of the Cardiff Project for Ideology Analysis at Cardiff University in Wales, speaking on her current research, “Zizek against Democracy” and “9/11 Conspiracy Theories: Psychosis and Contemporary Politics.” Her recent published works include “Publicity’s Secret: How Technoculture Capitalizes on Democracy” and “Aliens in America: Conspiracy Cultures from Outerspace to Cyberspace.” She also edited “Empire’s New Clothes: Reading Hardt and Negri,” with Paul A. Passavant, and “Cultural Studies and Political Theory.”

Dean, who joined the faculty in 1993, holds a bachelor's degree from Princeton and her master's and doctorate from Columbia.