Levan Institute Working Group—Capitalism in the Global South

Conveners: Daniel Delgado, Dr. Wolf Gruner, Issay Matsumoto

Group Description: What is the Global South? This group will discuss its historical and contemporary formation, with a focus on capitalism, race, empire, and the modern state. MORE


Fall Semester: During the Fall semester, we will read and discuss Allan Lumba’s upcoming interdisciplinary monograph, Monetary Authorities: Capitalism and Decolonization in the American Colonial Philippines, through monthly one-hour meetings.

Zoom Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/6751424634

10am-11am Pacific, Monday, October 10, 202—Introduction, and Chapter 1: “The Wealth of Colonies”

10am-11am Pacific, Monday, November 7, 2022—Chapter 2: “Mongrel Currencies,” and Chapter 3: “Bad Money”

10am-11am Pacific, Monday, December 5, 2022—Chapter 4: “An Orgy of Mismanagement” 


The Levan Institute for the Humanities supports interdisciplinary working groups with the goal of fostering intellectual exchange and advancing research on topics in the humanities (broadly construed) that are not already addressed by an existing department or program. Working groups are primarily addressed to faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students. They may involve participants at other institutions. For more information, visit https://dornsife.usc.edu/levan-institute/working-groups/

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