Colonialism in Global Perspective

Monday 16 May 2022 (14:00-15:30)

Dr Shirley Ye:

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Speaker: Professor Kris Manjapra

Kris Manjapra's visit in 2022 is supported by the Leverhulme Trust.

Kris Manjapra discusses some of the key insights from Colonialism in Global Perspective (Cambridge University Press, 2022). The talk highlights reasons why the critical study of colonialism serves as a key to our understanding of the unfolding crises of the 21st Century, as well as the options for resistance and decolonization that also characterize our times.  This talk explores the relationships between seemingly distant and disconnected oppressions and struggles, as seen through the overlapping lenses of Transnational Studies and Critical Race and Ethnic Studies..

Speaker biography

 Kris Manjapra, Professor of History at Tufts University (Boston, USA) works at the intersection of comparative global history and the critical study of race and colonialism.  He aims to break down disciplinary boundaries and explode the walls separating the university from larger and more diverse communities.  He is the founder of a site-based nonprofit, Black History in Action, dedicated to the restoration and reactivation of a Black cultural heritage center in Cambridge, MA.  Kris also co-organizes a free online community certificate course, entitled Black Futures Matter, serving people’s assemblies across the US and the Caribbean. 


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