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The Global South Workshop is designed to support and mentor interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary work that moves toward decentering a singular historical vision of the Global South. Graduate students in the Humanities and Social Sciences whose work engages with the terrain of the Global South are invitde to join them for the inaugural year of the workshop. The topic of the discussion will be Locality, Translation and the Anecdote in the Global South. Below are the materials for this session:

  • Mark Philip Bradley and Lee Weng-Choy, “The Anecdote,” Portable Gray 4.2(Fall 2021): 310-18.
  • Patrick Flores, "Register of Deeds”, Portable Gray 4.2(Fall 2021): 330-45.
  • Vandy Rattana, Monologue, 2015. Single channel HD video: 18:55 mins, color, sound. Co production Jeu de Plume, FNAGP.

Please contact the coordinators Michael Peddycoart ( or Anh Nguyen ( to obtain the link and passcode for Vandy Rattana's movie. In the fall quarter sessions, they invite participants to explore and discuss a wide range of materials that seek to explore different terrains of the Global South as a conceptual framework. Readings, and in some cases visual materials, will be disseminated one or two weeks before each meeting of the workshop. Although presentations of work in progress will not begin until the winter quarter, they invite doctoral students to let them know now if you would like to present in the winter or spring quarters. If you have any questions about the Global South Workshop, please feel free to contact the coordinators, Michael Peddycoart ( and Anh Nguyen (, or consult our website. Professors Leah Feldman (Comparative Literature), Hoda El Shakry (Comparative Literature) and Mark Philip Bradley (History) are the faculty sponsors of the workshop.