In the context of a globally resurgent right, this panel considers the contours of new authoritarianisms from the perspective of Brazil, Colombia, and South Africa. 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 Suren Pillay (University of Western Cape).
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Earlier Event: April 3Theorizing the Present - I Like Dirt: Film Screening and Conversation with the Filmmakers
Later Event: April 12Capitalism and Social Theory: a Conference in Memory of Moishe Postone