Applicant: Prof. Christopher Bondy
Grant Amount: ¥250,000
I am applying to have Professor Eviatar Zerubavel (Rutgers University) to come to ICU under the former visiting scholar program. Dr. Zerubavel’s visit is an ideal opportunity to strengthen the ICU/Rutgers relationship. He will give a public lecture to the ICU community, which will provide an opportunity for the members of ICU to consider new and creative ways of engaging with our social world. The title of the talk is “Taken for Granted: Semiotic Asymmetry and the Social Production of Normality.” In addition, I will have him speak to my social theory class so that students can better understand the connection between theory and real life.