Skip to Content


No results


No results


No results

Search Results


No results
Search events using: keywords, sponsors, locations or event type
When / Where
All occurrences of this event have passed.
This listing is displayed for historical purposes.

Presented By: Department of History

Rethinking the University: On Discipline, Excellence, and Solidarity

Reginald Jackson, University of Michigan

Professor Reginald Jackson Professor Reginald Jackson
Professor Reginald Jackson
We are excited to invite you to the Global Theories of Critique's second event of the academic year, with our theme for this year being "On the Failed and Marginal," focusing on the excluded and undermined from and in Euro-American histories. Challenging these histories or going against and beyond them demands an interrogation of the space from which we think, write, and act: the university and its various arms. Following this thinking, our second event will be a workshop on "Rethinking the University: On Discipline, Excellence, and Solidarity" with Professor Reginald Jackson, to be held on Thursday, Oct. 31st, 4-6 pm, room 1014 Tisch Hall, dinner included.

Professor Jackson is an Associate Professor of Pre-modern Japanese Literature at U of M's department of Asian Languages and Cultures, and has been long committed to thinking and practicing knowledge production in relation to solidarity with the marginalized and forgotten, within both the university's own space and its many outsides. As such, ahead of this event, we recommend reading Professor Jackson's recently published article, titled "Solidarity's Indiscipline: Regarding Miyoshi's Pedagogical Legacy," along with two theoretical pieces he is in engaging with. All readings are available here, and we recommend reading them in this order:

Readings, “The Idea of Excellence”
Jackson, “Solidarity’s Indiscipline: Regarding Miyoshi's Pedagogical Legacy”
Moten and Harney, “The University and the Undercommons” (optional)

Additionally, if you plan on attending this event, please RSVP here: We would also very much appreciate circulating this invite with any student, department or anyone else who might be interested in this event.

This event and the Global Theories of Critique project are part of a partnership between the University of Michigan and the American University in Cairo (AUC) focusing on Public Humanities in the Global South supported by a Grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to AUC. Please get in touch with Hakem Al-Rustom ( or Raya Naamneh ( with any questions.
Professor Reginald Jackson Professor Reginald Jackson
Professor Reginald Jackson

Back to Main Content