Past Event

Sora Han - Comparing Domains of Improvisation

October 25, 2022
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Event Description

Sora Han will discuss her research on improvisation, law, and Black studies.

Sora Han is the chair of the Department of African American Studies and director of the Culture and Theory PhD Program at the University of California, Irvine, where she is also an associate professor of criminology, law, and society. She also worked as a legal advocate for women prisoners in California, focusing on medical neglect and compassionate release cases. Her newest book, Mu: 49 Marks of Abolition, to be published by Duke University Press later this year, is an experimental text on the poetics of law in the wake of racial slavery. Recent publications on these new lines of research include “Slavery as Contract,” in Law and Literature (2016), “Poetics of Mu” in Textual Practice (2018), and the multimedia essay, "Res Nulla Loquitur," in b2o (2022). Her first book of poetry, ㅁ: to regard a wave, is forthcoming from Selva Oscura Press in 2023.

Event Speaker

Sora Han, Associate Professor of Criminology, Law, and Society, University of California, Irvine

Event Information

Free and open to the public; RSVP required via Eventbrite. Registered attendees will receive an event link shortly before the seminar begins. Please contact the group organizer, Jessie Cox, at [email protected] with any questions. This event is sponsored by the Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience program at Columbia University. For more information, please visit the event webpage.