FUC 019: Jodi Melamed - The Deceptions of Administrative Power and Racial Capitalism

Start: Thursday, November 19, 202012:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-07:00)

End: Thursday, November 19, 2020 1:30 PM Pacific Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-07:00)


Jodi Melamed, Associate Professor of English and Africana Studies at Marquette University, joins us for FUC 019.

She is the author of Represent and Destroy: Rationalizing Violence in the New Racial Capitalism (University of Minnesota Press, 2011) and has published many articles and chapters in a wide array of journals and editions. She is a co-editor of a recent volume of Social Text focused on “Economies of Dispossession.”

Her current book project, Dispossession by Administration, investigates the diffuse and deadly capacities of administrative power to give impunity to racial capitalist violence through seemingly neutral repertoires of ‘democratic’, ‘procedural’, and ‘technical’ governance.

Jodi is the recipient of numerous awards, fellowships, and grants, including a Fulbright, a Woodrow Wilson Postdoctoral Fellowship, and grants from the American Studies Association, the Social Science Research Council, the Mellon Foundation and the Wisconsin Humanities Council.

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