Miriam Ticktin, Associate Professor and Chair of Anthropology at NSSR, co-Director of the Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility, and current GIDEST Faculty Fellow, presented a GIDEST seminar in December. Before the event, we talked to her about her book-in-progress on the history and politics of the idea of innocence, a project that builds on her long-term work on humanitarianism and with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

GIDEST is a Mellon-funded research institute based at The New School that incubates transdisciplinary research at the intersection of social theory, art, and design. As well as our faculty, artist-in-residence, and doctoral fellows’ programs, we run a series of biweekly public seminars that feature both prominent and emerging scholars and practitioners. Our seminars are devoted to discussion of pre-circulated materials.