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“Apocalyptic Anxieties” Focus of 2018 Lee Lecture

Author: 
Trina Vue ’20, Communications and Marketing
Publication date: 
October 2, 2018

Sean Parson, associate professor of politics and international affairs and sustainable communities at Northern Arizona University, will deliver the 2018 Jooinn Lee Lecture on Tuesday, October 16, at 7 p.m. in Imholte Hall 109 (Cow Palace). Parson's talk, "Apocalyptic Anxieties," is free and open to the public.

In his lecture, Parson will focus on apocalyptic anxieties regarding science fiction, climate change, and the politics of doom.

About Parson

Sean Parson is the author of the forthcoming book Cooking Up a Revolution: Food Not Bombs, Homes Not Jails, and Resistance to Gentrification (Manchester University Press, 2018) and the co-editor with J.L. Schatz of Superheroes and Critical Animal Studies: The Heroic Beasts of Total Liberation (Lexington Academic Press, 2017). He also is co-editing with Judith Grant The Future is Unwritten: Representation of Political Resistance in Science Fiction.

Parson is an editorial board member of the journal Abolition: A Journal of Insurgent Politics and a board member for The Institute for Critical Animal Studies.

About the Jooinn Lee Lecture Series

The Jooinn Lee Lecture Series honors Jooinn Lee, professor emeritus of political science and retired Division of the Social Sciences chair. The endowed lecture series brings to campus distinguished alumni, scholars, and prominent practitioners representing the field of politics. The Jooinn Lee Lecture Series is made possible through charitable gifts to the University of Minnesota Morris.