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DATE: April 30, 2014 1:25:15 PM PDT
Speaker to Discuss Migrant Day Laborers in Pacific Northwest on May 6 at WWU

Contact: Peggy Warner, Program Coordinator, WWU Political Science Department, at (360) 650-3469

BELLINGHAM – Whitman College Professor Paul Apostolidis will give a talk titled “Migrant Day Laborers, Neoliberalism, and the Fight for Time” at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6 at Communications Facility Room 110 at Western Washington University.

Apostolidis’ talk, the Gordon Sandison Memorial Lecture, is free and open to the public. It is presented by Western’s Political Science Department and the WWU College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Apostolidis’ talk will explore what we can learn about how the neoliberal political economy works ­– and how it can be challenged – by listening to the voices of migrant day laborers in the Pacific Northwest.

Paul Apostolidis is professor and T. A. Paul Endowed Chair of the Political Science Department at Whitman College.  His research and teaching interests include migrant workers' experiences of labor, migration, and politicization (day laborers & worker centers; meatpacking workers' unions); neoliberalism and temporalities of work and everyday life; biopolitics of border control and food-industrial systems; race, power, and immigration; methods of social research combining empirical field inquiries; critical theory and political engagement.

Apostolidis’ talk is part of the 21st Annual Political Science Conference at Western on May 6, during which Western Political Science students will present and discuss selected research papers they completed in the course of their studies.



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