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Black Citizenship in the Age of Global Authoritarianism


Event Summary

Three scholars in discussion at the "Black Citizenship in the Age of Global Authoritarianism" panel

Photo by Max Herman

In the context of a globally resurgent right, this panel considered the contours of new authoritarianisms from the perspective of Latin America. Panelists considered the specific ways blackness and citizenship are being reconfigured in these contexts to highlight the distinctive trajectories of authoritarian politics in the global south. Moving beyond the bifurcation between authoritarian and democratic regime types, the panel instead traced the contradictory processes of democratization that have created the conditions for the new right and highlighted alternative conceptions of citizenship.


Tianna Paschel (UC-Berkeley)

Aurora Figueroa (Universidad Icesi, Colombia)

Yanilda Gonazález (University of Chicago)

Natacha Nsabimana, moderator (University of Chicago)

This event was co-sponsored by the Pozen Center for Human Rights, the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture, and the Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory (3CT).