Lecture: The Invasive Other

Sponsored by The New School, this conference is grounded in the premise that while seemingly of different orders, invasive others — whether people, plants, ideas, or pathogens — are described in similar ways and are patrolled and controlled through similar technologies, logics, and policies. The conference explores the way the language and technologies intersect and play off one another. By placing these different “invasives” alongside one another, we will learn more about the nature of Otherness in our world and how it is managed, governed, or eliminated. If we are to protect the rights of others, this knowledge is invaluable.


Bridget Anderson, Professor of Migration and Citizenship; Deputy Director of COMPAS Oxford University

Jean Comaroff, Alfred North Whitehead Professor of African and African American Studies and of Anthropology, Oppenheimer Fellow in African Studies, Harvard University

Juanita Sundberg, Associate Professor, University of British Columbia

Ann Laura Stoler, Willy Brandt Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and History, The New School