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Hosted by Ania Loomba
  • Monday, February 22, 2021 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: Zoom

This talk explores in what ways we can advance the conversation about race in the early modern period at this moment both in the United States and the world at large. It will argue that the range of ideologies and practices about racial difference in the early modern world alert us against oversimplifying our understanding of racial ideologies and their complicated global histories.

Dr. Loomba is the Catherine Bryson Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania and an internationally renowned scholar of early modern literature, histories of race and colonialism, postcolonial studies, feminist theory, and contemporary Indian literature and culture. She is author or editor of ten books, most recently Rethinking Feminism in Early Modern Studies: Gender, Race and Sexuality (Routledge, 2016), Revolutionary Desires: Women, Communism, and Feminism in India (Routledge, 2018), and A Cultural History of Western Empires in the Renaissance (Bloomsbury, 2018).


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