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Policing the Crisis with Denise Ferreira da Silva and Laleh Khalili

NYU Steinhardt
(1 hour 30 minutes)



Can Stuart Hall’s classic text help us parse the conspiracies and mythologies of racial reasoning, hyper-masculine nationalism, and imperial affects that suffuse our contemporary moment?

Denise Ferreira da Silva is director and professor at the University of British Columbia’s Social Justice Institute. She is the author of Toward a Global Idea of Race (University of Minnesota Press, 2007), A Divida Impagavel (Oficina da Imaginacao Politica and Living Commons, 2019), Unpayable Debt (Stenberg/MIT Press, forthcoming).

Laleh Khalili is a professor of international politics at Queen Mary University of London and the author of Heroes and Martyrs of Palestine: The Politics of National Commemoration (Cambridge 2007), Time in the Shadows: Confinement in Counterinsurgencies (Stanford 2013) and Sinews of War and Trade (Verso forthcoming 2020).

Paula Chakravartty (moderator) is Associate Professor and joint faculty at NYU Gallatin and NYU Steinhardt. 

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