CCS Workshop ~ 2022-23

Please note: Workshop readings are automatically available to current participants only and require authentication (password). Off- campus CCS Fellows should contact the CCS Administrator to gain access as needed.

The CCS Workshop is held in the 2nd floor seminar room at 210 Prospect Street from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, followed by lunch.  

CCS Workshop 22-23 Poster

Jagmur KarakayaWorkshop 9/9: Yagmur Karakaya

Yale University ~ CCS Associate Director

One Hundred Years of Nostalgia: Intellectual Origins of Neo-Ottomanism

Liv EgholmWorkshop 9/16: Liv Egholm

Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

Civil Society as a site causation

Kamile GrusaukaiteWorkshop 9/23: Kamile Grusauskaite

Institute for Media Studies, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium ~ CCS Visiting Graduate Student

Say Goodbye to YT. How YouTube ‘Conspiracy Theorists’ Experience Online Stigmatization And Counter Social Media Deplatforming

Pablo Echeverría EsparzaWorkshop 9/30: Pablo Echeverría Esparza

Public University of Navarra, Spain ~ CCS Visiting Graduate Student

From the semantics of causes to the semantics of consequences: Narratives of death and suffering about the war in Ukraine

Malcolm JacobsonWorkshop 10/7: Malcolm Jacobson

Stockholm University, Sweden ~ CCS Visiting Graduate Student

Double Consciousness in an Aging Subculture: Humor, Irony, and Graffiti Memes

Anna LundWorkshop 10/14: Anna Lund

Stockholm University, Sweden ~ CCS Faculty Fellow

Laughter and Civil Repair. A Stage-Audience Encounter

Erik HannerzWorkshop 10/14: Erik Hannerz

Lund University, Sweden ~ CCS Faculty Fellow

Meaning, materiality and movement: The spatial logic of subcultural graffiti

Jason MastWorkshop 10/28: Jason Mast

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellow, University of Trento and Yale University ~ CCS Faculty Fellow

Societalization in a polarized civil sphere

Johan Gøtzsche-AstrupWorkshop 11/4: Johan Gøtzsche-Astrup

Aarhus University, Denmark ~ CCS Postdoctoral Fellow

The Activist Character in the Social Imaginary


Workshop 11/11: CANCELLED

Sara Raquel de Andrade SilvaWorkshop 11/18: Sara Raquel de Andrade Silva

Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ~ CCS Visiting Graduate Student

Acting Progressive: Private Companies and the Sponsorship of Politically Engaged Contemporary Art

Vanessa BittnerWorkshop 12/2: Vanessa Bittner

Yale University ~ CCS Junior Fellow

Iconic Extensions: MAGA Hats and the Means of Symbolic Re-Production

Annr TaylorWorkshop 12/9: Anne Taylor

Yale University ~ CCS Junior Fellow

Performing Travel: Rick Steves’ Europe and the Cure for American Ethnocentricity

Zikun LiuWorkshop 1/20: Zikun Liu

Tsinghua University, China ~ CCS Visiting Graduate Student

From sacred to performative: A study on the coverage of “Touqi Public Memorial Ceremony” in Chinese major disasters

Pedro MoisesWorkshop 1/27: Pedro Moisés

University of São Paulo, Brazil ~ CCS Visiting Graduate Student

The meanings of violence and the meanings of politics: Representations of violence during the 2018 presidential elections in Brazil

Tracy AdamsWorkshop 2/3: Tracy Adams

Yale University ~ CCS Postdoctoral Associate

Holocaust memory as cultural compass: The UK National Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre as case study

Adam LevinsonWorkshop 2/10: Adam Valen Levinson

Yale University ~ CCS Junior Fellow

Going Meta: Maintaining “Authenticity” With Self-Reflexivity

Abstract: First establishing the place of “authenticity” as a contemporary (sacred) norm, this article tests a hypothesis rooted in lived experience and grounded theory: is self-reference (concretized in a definition of “metaness”) increasingly employed to maintain authenticity? That is, in everyday interaction: do people refer to themselves and their context more now than before? Using the largely naked artform of standup comedy as a close proxy for everyday speech and live interaction, the study examines a random sample (N=35) of hour-long transcripts. Findings reveal that metaness indeed increases over time, both absolutely and controlling for comedian demographics. Representing the common citizen, comedians resort to increasing amounts of self-referential expression. Without this, the presentation of an “authentic” self is threatened, with immediately interactive and potentially existential consequences. Further, “types” of metaness are explored: reference to place, to time, and to role. Of these, “role” occurs most frequently, perhaps reflecting the supremacy of “what do you do” in identity-formation. Seeds planted here: the possibility of an “elective affinity” for metaness, and the ramifications of an infinite millefeuille of self-reference.

Michael YarbroughWorkshop 2/17: Michael Yarbrough

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York ~ CCS Faculty Fellow

“I Now Declare You…”: Making Marital Status and Its Paradoxes in South Africa, Past and Present

Chapter 2: Producing Plurilegal Marital “Status”

Hiro SaitoWorkshop 2/24: Hiro Saito

University of Tokyo

Multinaturalism in Vaccine Hesitancy: Envisioning the Cosmopolitics of Health in a Syndemic World

Daniel KarellWorkshop 3/3: Daniel Karell

Yale University

Black and Blue Lives: Online Reactions to Black Lives Matter and the Semantic Innovation of Conservative Media

David InglisWorkshop 3/10: David Inglis

University of Helsinki, Finland ~ CCS Faculty Fellow

Globalizing the Civil Sphere? (And Civilizing the Global Sphere)

Brieg CapitaineWorkshop 3/31: Brieg Capitaine

University of Ottawa, Canada

Designing waterproof city : a cultural approach to urban infrastructures

Nicolás RudasWorkshop 4/7: Nicolás Rudas

Yale University ~ CCS Junior Fellow

Intellectual work as stylized conspiracy: the new guru of the Latin American far right

Christine SimkoWorkshop 4/14: Christina Simko

Williams College

Suffering from Reminiscences: Trauma and Terror in American Social Imaginaries

Eric WoodsWorkshop 4/21: Eric Woods

University of Plymouth, UK ~ CCS Faculty Fellow

The Battle for the Soul of America: The Role of National Identity in Presidential Campaign Communication