Jeffrey C. Alexander, Lillian Chavenson Saden Professor of Sociology at Yale University, will be visiting Warwick to deliver a talk on President Barack Obama the symbolic struggles for political power in 21st century America.
Professor Alexander will examine President Barack Obama's reelection campaign against conservative challenger Mitt Romney to illustrate the dynamics of social performance at play in competitions for power in a democratic context.
Professors Shirin Rai, Michael Saward (PAIS), and Silvija Jestrovic (Theatre Studies) will serve as discussants and open a forum for questions following Professor Alexander's talk.
The talk will take place from 5-7pm on Friday 7 June. Registration is required.
Attendance is free but space is limited. Please email j dot l dot mast at warwick dot ac dot uk to register to attend.