Academics and service professionals generally know that culture develops in relationship to human rights and material resources. Our GSAS Workshop will promote the enabling dimensions of this link. Through personal narratives, engaged with projects in public service, we will explore ways in which intellectual, spiritual, and aesthetic practices can enhance (or constrain) personal and collective goals. One effect will be to encourage academics to be more responsible to community, while at the same time deriving practical lessons that are valuable to academic work. The reciprocity of theory and practice can do some social good while doing good scholarship. GSAS Workshops are sponsored by FAS.


Habeas Corpus? Performing the Dictator in Chile: Representaciones del cuerpo del poder en el Chile post-golpe 
Graduate Student Carmen Oquendo-Villar Visiting Professor of History Fernando Coronil
November 2004

Admiródromo: una metodología para impulsar acciones colectivas 
Antanas Mockus
October 2004

Hannah Arednt's "Lectures on Kants Political Philosophy" 
Professor Doris Sommer
Graduate Students, Viviane Mahieux and Wanda Rivera Rivera
April 2004

Personal Narrative and Cultural Construction of Society 
Marshall Ganz
December 2, 2003

Bajucol, Colombian Youth Dance Group 
Culture as Agency
November 2003

Antonio Gramsci, Minimal Vocabulary 
October 30, 2003

Luis Aponte Parés 
September 30, 2003

Huellas en mi rostro / Traces on my face 
Eduardo Rapiman

Courtesans, Kathakas, Activists: Transforming the lives of the children of sex workers in India through Kathak dance.

A special video presentation and conversation with Sarah Morelli and celebrated Kathak master Pandit Chitresh Das
March 20, 2006

Remix Research: Musical Circuits of Cultural Agency
Wayne Marshall
December 17, 2005

Latino Culture as an Incentive for School Performance
Leonardo Vivas
November 8, 2005

Presented by a team of five: Grete Viddal and Linda Rodriguez (GSAS) Natalie Broadnax (Harvard Divinity School) Anna Walters, and Oludamini Ogunnaike (Harvard College)
April 28, 2005

What is Cultural Agency? 
Michelle Mielly and Megwen Loveless as part of the 2005 Graduate Student Conference on Cultural Agents
April 2005

Music, Land and Women's Rights: Citizens Making Change in Brazil and the United States Curriculum Training Workshop for Teachers (middle-high school level) 
March 10, 2005

Aesthetic Moments in Political Processes
Antanas Mockus
December 2004