Race and Anarchy Conference

The Race and Anarchy Conference March 26-27, 2015

Discussions of anarchy often elide concerns of race, gender, and sexual orientation, although the history of discourses of anarchy reveals contributions by women and men of color, such as Lucy Parsons and Lorenzo Kom’boa Ervin.   Moreover, critical concerns of state violence, as witnessed over the past year, take heavily racialized form as black and Latino/a women and men have been major targets.   This two-day symposium will offer explorations on theories and the history of anarchy when examined through the lens of critical work on class, gender, indigeneity, race, and sexuality.    The meeting will also feature an exhibit of UCONN’s extensive archive of anarchist newspapers. For more information on the conference, click here. 






 Edward Avery-Natale, Sociology, North Dakota State University

Nejm Benessaiah, Anthropoogy, University of Kent

John Bracey (Keynote Address), Afro-American Studies, UMASS-Amherst

Irene Calis, Political and International Studies, Rhodes University, South Africa

Elisa Cecchinato, University of Paris-East

George Ciccariello-Maher, Political Science and History, Drexel University

Jane Anna Gordon, Political Science and Africana Studies, UCONN-Storrs

Lewis R. Gordon, Philosophy and Africana Studies, UCONN-Storrs

Leonard Krimerman, Philosophy Department, UCONN-Storrs

Fred Lee, Political Science and Asian American Studies, UCONN-Storrs

Tshepo Madlingozi, Law, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Jorell Melendez, History, UCONN-Storrs

Deivison Mendes Nkosi, Federal University of Brazil

Jeffrey Ogbar, History Department, UCONN-Storrs

Tanya Saunders, Africana Studies, Ohio State University

 Graham Stinnett, Archives and Special Collections, Dodd Research Enter, UCONN-Storrs


This event is co-sponsored by the African American Cultural Center, Africana Studies Institute, Asian and Asian American Studies Institute, El Instituto, the Humanities Institute, the Philosophy Department, the Department of Political Science, and the Rainbow Center at UCONN.


Events will take place at the Dodd Center Library (archive exhibit on March 26th), The Class of 1947 Room at Babbidge Library ( March 26th opening session and keynote), and the African American Cultural Center (March 27th events)


For more information on the conference, click here.



Lewis Gordon:      lewis.gordon@uconn.edu


Africana Studies Institute
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Storrs, CT 06269-4162

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Email: africana@uconn.edu