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Robin D. G. Kelley on Race and Capitalism (Katz Distinguished Lecture in the Humanities)
Robin D. G. Kelley on Race and Capitalism (Katz Distinguished Lecture in the Humanities)
WhenTuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Campus locationKane Hall (KNE)
Campus room120
Event typesLectures/Seminars
Event sponsorsThe Simpson Center for the Humanities, the Washington Institute for the Study of Inequality & Race (WISIR), and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Description

Robin D. G. Kelley 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.

Robin D. G. Kelley is Distinguished Professor and Gary B. Nash Endowed Chair in US History at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is the author of Africa Speaks, America Answers: Modern Jazz in Revolutionary Times (2012), Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original (2009), and Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination (2002). His research has explored the history of social movements in the US, the African Diaspora, and Africa; black intellectuals; music; visual culture; contemporary urban studies; historiography and historical theory; poverty studies and ethnography; colonialism/imperialism; organized labor; constructions of race; Surrealism, Marxism, nationalism, among other things.

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