Date: January 28th 2019

Time: 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Location: GSC Fireside Lounge

For this CCE Reading Group we will be readings a selection from The Right to Maim (2017) by Jasbir K. Puar which explores the impacts of the liberal state, sexuality, and biopolitics on our understanding of disability. We will pair this reading with an additional article in The New Inquirer titled “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot!” Jasbir K. Puar is Professor and Graduate Director of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rutgers University.

Please feel free to bring snacks to share.


  • Jasbir K. Puar, “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot!” The New Inquirer, Sept 15, 2017 (
  • Jasbir K. Puar, “‘Will Not Let Die’: Debilitation and Inhuman Biopolitics in Palestine,” in The Right to Maim: Debility, Capacity, Disability (Durham: Duke University Press, 2017), 127-155.