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How Political Violence Became Terrorism with Lisa Stampnitzky
Start Date: 10/10/2014Start Time: 3:00 PM
End Date: 10/10/2014End Time: 5:00 PM

Event Description:

Center on Terrorism Friday Seminars Presents:
How Political Violence Became Terrorism with Lisa Stampnitzky

When: October 10, 2014
Time: 3-5pm
Location: John Jay College, Haaren Hall, 899 10th Avenue, Room 630 T


Lisa Stampnitzky is currently a lecturer at Harvard University in Social Studies . She specializes in human rights, terrorism and political violence, culture, and politics,. Her most recent book, based on extensive interviews with key figures in the field, is “Disciplining Terror: How Experts Invented “Terrorism.” The book is a fascinating study of the sociology of knowledge and how those studying political violence have created something new in the academy, “disciplining” it in the process.

Stampnitzky possesses both a M.A. and Ph.D. fromthe University of California at Berkeley in Sociology as well as a B.A in Sociology from New College of Florida. Her background includes fellowships at Harvard, Oxford, Ohio State, as well as the European University institute. She has also been the recipient of the 2012 Social Science History Association President’s Book Award. She is currently working on a manuscript entitled, The Lawyers’ War: Legalizing Torture in the War on Terror.

Contact Information:
Phone: 212-237-8433
Email: Terrorism@jjay.cuny.edu

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