Black Citizenship in the Age of Global Authoritarianism

Thursday, April 11
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society
5701 S. Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60637

In the context of a globally resurgent right, this panel considers the contours of new authoritarianisms from the perspective of Latin America. Panelists will consider 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 will instead trace the contradictory processes of democratization that have created the conditions for the new right and highlight alternative conceptions of citizenship. Panelists include Tianna Paschel (UC-Berkeley), Aurora Figueroa (Universidad Icesi, Colombia), and Yanilda Gonazález (University of Chicago). Natasha Nsabiamana (University of Chicago) will moderate the conversation to follow.

This event is sponsored by The Contours of Black Citizenship in a Global Context project at the Neubauer Collegium and 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).