Mellon Initiative in Racial Capitalism Event

Dear Friends and Colleagues,
The Mellon Initiative in Racial Capitalism announces our second event of the year, next Wednesday, October 18th from 4-6 pm in 126 Voorhies. 
Works-in-progress Session: “Data Farming: Seeding a ‘Data Revolution’ in African Agriculture”
Author: Dr. Zenia Kish – Stanford University, Introductory Studies – Thinking Matters Teaching Fellow
Faculty Commentator: Professor John Marx – English, UC Davis
Graduate Student Commentator:  Evan Buswell – PhD Candidate, Cultural Studies
Click here to download the pre-circulated reading that will be discussed.
This initiative brings UC Davis faculty and graduate students together with outside scholars and activists to advance a research agenda that focuses on racial capitalism. The historical relationship between race and capitalism is one of the most enduring and controversial debates in U.S. historiography. Sometimes explicitly, often only implicitly acknowledged, it shapes fundamental questions about inequality, value, life, bondage, and freedom, among others, across the disciplines of race and ethnic studies, history, literary studies, law, economics, sociology and anthropology. Over the course of the next three years we will be staging dialogues across current work and chart new directions for the study of racial capitalism. Please see the full schedule, download pre-circulated papers, and preview fall events, here.
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