American Studies Perspectives on Terror(ism): A Roundtable

Arts - Lecture Room 7
Arts and Law, Research
Wednesday 29th January 2020 (15:00-17:00)
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The American and Canadian Studies research centre is pleased to host a roundtable discussion on the insights American studies can bring to the questions and meanings of terror(ism) in the 20th and 21st centuries.

Speakers include:

Dr Katharina Motyl (Mannheim) a postdoctoral researcher in American Literary and Cultural Studies. Dr. Motyl holds a PhD in American Studies from the JFK Institute at Freie Universität Berlin. She is the author of With the Face of the Enemy: Arab American Literature since 9/11 (Chicago, 2020).

Dr Aaron Winter (East London) a Senior Lecturer in Criminology. Dr. Winter’s research is on the far-right with a focus on racism, mainstreaming and violence. He is the co-author with Aurelien Mondon of Reactionary Democracy: How Racism and the Populist Far Right Became Mainstream (Verso, 2020). Dr. Steve Hewitt (Birmingham) a Senior Lecturer in American and Canadian Studies. Dr. Hewitt’s work is interested in security and intelligence in the past and present in a US/UK/Canada context. His most recent book, Just Watch US: RCMP Surveillance of the Women’s Liberation Movement in Cold War Canada (Montreal, 2018), is co-authored with Christabelle Sethna. 

Dr John Munro (Birmingham) will chair the panel. Dr. Munro’s research looks at what the history of the US can tell us about racial capitalism, colonialism, social movements, and intellectual production. His most recent book is The Anticolonial Front: The African American Freedom Struggle and Global Decolonization, 1945-1960 (Cambridge, 2017).