Masters and Ph.D. course: New Perspectives on Vulnerability

This fall, Professor Don Kulick will be giving a graduate course on Vulnerability and Human Rights at Uppsala University.

The idea of vulnerability is currently undergoing re-evaluation in the social sciences and the humanities. From having been perceived as a condition from which subjects should be defended, rescued or liberated, vulnerability and passivity have increasingly come to be theorized as a position and experience that confronts us with the limits of understanding, empathy, ethics and theory. This course will discuss work that attempts to engage with vulnerability as a challenge that can guide us towards new ways of thinking about and engaging with the world.