Creative Interference

Creative Interference: The Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory Graduate Interdisciplinary Program

How do the arts, broadly defined, impact the way people understand, remember, and engage with past and present conflict and human rights abuses? What is the role of artistic activism in fomenting and supporting democratic processes and the prevention of future atrocity? How can artistic activism intervene quickly and effectively into crises that are urgent and yet still evolving, including cultures of violence and corruption, environmental catastrophe, and the global refugee crisis?

In partnership with the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation, the Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory Graduate Interdisciplinary Program at the University of Arizona brings together innovative scholars from across the critical humanities and social sciences for a series of transdisciplinary conversations.


October 25, 2019 • 8:30am-5pm
Studio 44, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences,
44 E. Broadway Blvd Tucson, AZ 85701

Schedule and Abstracts

Organized by Kaitlin M. Murphy, Anita Huizar-Hernandez, and Ragini T. Srinivasan

Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory; Department of Spanish and Portuguese; Department of English; College of Humanities; College of Social and Behavioral Sciences; Latin American Studies; Human Rights Practice Program; Division of Equity, Inclusion and Title IX, Institute for LGBT Studies. Event made possible through Department of Education Title VI NRC funds 

Note: Creative Interference is taking place just off campus, downtown in Studio 44, UA College of Social and Behavioral Sciences’ loft space. Studio 44 is directly on the streetcar line and just west of Penca restaurant (in between Scott and Stone Avenues with a large 44 out front). Downtown street parking is somewhat limited, and we recommend public transit, bicycling, and carpooling.



Friday, October 25, 2019 - 12:00am