Kris Manjapra presents "Black Ghosts of Empire: Exploring Reparations and Post-Slavery Archives."
The International Affairs program, in conjunction with The Robert (’69) and Margaret Pastor Lecture in International Affairs is pleased to welcome Professor Kris Manjapra, professor of History at Tufts University, on April 8, 2019 at 7:00PM in Kirby Hall of Civil Rights, room 104. Professor Manjapra’s research interests include intellectual and social histories of the Global South. He utilizes lens of postcolonial and critical perspectives on the study of race, colonialism, diaspora, and capitalism. The event is co-sponsored by the Africana Studies program and the Anthropology & Sociology department.
The debate around reparations for slavery and genocide unsettles the way we understand the relationship between the present and the past. Based on histories of British and German colonialism, this talk explores how the idea and importance of the ‘historical archive’ is radically transforming in the wake of imperial violence, and in the midst of emerging reparations politics.
Professor Manjapra has published several books and articles, including a podcast for The Guardian, which can be heard here.