Friday, March 31, 2017
9:00am – 4:30pm
This conference brings together scholars from a variety of fields to address the ways in which citizenship operates as a terrain of struggle. What does the history of state violence and mass incarceration tell us about the racialized nature of citizenship in the U.S., and the ultimate revocability of legal personhood? How has the gap between lived experience and the promises of citizenship generated new democratic struggles? When has this gap generated a fierce and exclusionary over-identification with citizenship, constitutive of political action? How have people organized collectively in ways that push against citizenship as the ultimate rubric of political subjectivity? And how is the citizen/non-citizen dyad crucial to the accumulation of capital and the maintenance of empire?
el Instituto (primary), American Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Human Rights Institute, Puerto Rican Latin American Cultural Center, School of Business, UConn Master Calendar
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