Configurations of Empire is an interdisciplinary collaboration between graduate students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and King’s College London. Since 2016, doctoral students on both campuses meet regularly with each other to share individual projects and discuss readings related to contemporary theory, cultural criticism, and literature. The project then culminates in an annual works-in-progress conference in either London or Chapel Hill focusing on life, labor, and belonging under empire.
The Configurations of Empire working group was originally founded by Christine Okoth (KCL) and Sam Bednarchik (UNC-CH) in 2016. UNC’s faculty advisor is Dr. Jennifer Ho (Department of English and Comparative Literature). The working group has been generously supported through grants by KCL’s Department of English, UNC’s Institute for the Arts and Humanities, and UNC’s Center for Global Initiatives.
For information about the reading groups, please contact reading group organizers Rafael Lubner (KCL) or Trisha Remetir (UNC-CH).