UTC’s Latin American Dialogues Speaker Series Presents

Anticolonial Theory for the 21st Century

Dr. Julio Covarrubias Cabeza

Thursday, April 22, 2021, 5:00 pm
Zoom ID: 98309321745

Please join us on Thursday, April 22nd, at 5:00 p.m. for the final installment of this year’s Latin American Dialogues Speaker Series. We’re excited to welcome Dr. Julio Covarrubias Cabeza (Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Hobart and William Smith Colleges) to discuss his research on anticolonial theory and contemporary social and political crises.


Anticolonial Theory for the Twenty-First Century

Anticolonial theory emerges in situations of colonial domination, but there have been distinct experiences of colonialism. This talk considers three distinct traditions of anticolonial theory and practice: the Black radical intellectual tradition, critical Indigenous theory, and Latin American anti-imperialist political thought. Unlike mainstream thinking on race, which assumes race relations can be improved through institutional or legal reform, these traditions do not necessarily agree that liberation can be compatible with political liberalism, with the nation-state, with capitalism, or, with integrationist ideology. The purpose of this talk is to both familiarize the audience with these eclipsed—indeed, disavowed—perspectives, as well as to suggest their continued relevance and value.


The talk will take place on Zoom Thursday, April 22 at 5pm EST.

Zoom ID: 98309321745


Additionally, the UTC library has prepared an excellent collection of e-books and resources related to this theme which is available here: https://tinyurl.com/utcanticolonialtheory


Don’t hesitate to reach out to the LADSS organizers, Emma McDonell (emma-mcdonell@utc.edu) or Edward Brudney (edward-brudney@utc.edu), with questions.


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