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USC, Department of American Studies and Ethnicity

Thursday, February 16th 2-4pm

 

INTERPRETING THE CONJUNCTURE

 

Christina Heatherton, Elting Associate Professor of American Studies and Human Rights and Co-Director of the Trinity Social Justice Initiative, Trinity College

 

&

 

Jordan T. Camp, Assistant Professor of American Studies and Co-Director of the Trinity Social Justice Initiative, Trinity College

 

 

in conversation with

 

Neetu Khanna, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, USC

 

Overview:

Since the economic crisis of 2008, Jordan T. Camp and ASE alum, Christina Heatherton have worked with social movements to develop theoretically driven interventions in the present moment. Their collaborations have addressed the conjoined crises of policing, housing, racism, and capitalism, most notably, Policing the Planet: Why the Policing Crisis Led to Black Lives Matter (Verso, 2016). In this talk, Camp and Heatherton discuss how the process of interpreting the conjuncture has shaped their respective scholarly works. Camp will discuss his new study of struggles against white nationalism, The Southern Question. Heatherton will discuss her recently published book, Arise! Global Radicalism in the Era of the Mexican Revolution (UC Press, 2022).

Bios

 

Jordan T. Camp is an Assistant Professor of American Studies at Trinity College. He is the author of Incarcerating the Crisis: Freedom Struggles and the Rise of the Neoliberal State (University of California Press, 2016). He is the co-editor (with Christina Heatherton) of Policing the Planet: Why the Policing Crisis Led to Black Lives Matter (Verso, 2016), and co-editor (with Laura Pulido) of the late Clyde Woods, Development Drowned and Reborn: The Blues and Bourbon Restorations in Post-Katrina New Orleans (University of Georgia, 2017). He is currently working on a new book entitled, The Southern Question.

 

 

Christina Heatherton is the Elting Associate Professor of American Studies and Human Rights at Trinity College. She is the author of Arise! Global Radicalism in the Era of the Mexican Revolution (University of California Press, 2022). For two decades she has been working with social movements to produce collaborative works of political and popular education, including Policing the Planet: Why the Policing Crisis Led to Black Lives Matter (Verso, 2016), co-edited with Jordan T. Camp. She currently co-directs the Trinity Social Justice Initiative. 

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