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Shireen Hassim on Race and Capitalism
Shireen Hassim on Race and Capitalism
WhenWednesday, May 2, 2018, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
Campus locationCommunications Building (CMU)
Campus room120
Event typesLectures/Seminars
Event sponsorsWashington Institute for the Study of Inequality & Race (WISIR), Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies, Simpson Center for the Humanities, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Shireen Hassim speaks on race and capitalism as part of “Capitalism and Comparative Racialization,” a 2017-2018 John E. Sawyer Seminar on the Comparative Study of Cultures funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Shireen Hassim is Professor of Politics at theUniversity of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. Her research interests are in the area of feminist theory and politics, social movements and collective action, the politics of representation and affirmative action, and social policy. She is the author of The ANC Women’s League: Sex, Gender and Politics (2014) and Women’s Organizations and Democracy in South Africa: Contesting Authority (2006).

She is co-editor of Go Home or Die Here: Xenophobia, Violence and the Reinvention of Difference in South Africa (2008), Gender and Social Policy in a Global Context (2006), and No Shortcuts to Power: Women and Policymaking in Africa (2003).

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