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Lecture – Black Protest beyond Democratic Sacrifice – BLM and the Memory of the Civil Rights Movement

Autumn Quarter Lecture

Black Protest beyond Democratic Sacrifice: Black Lives Matter and the Memory of the Civil Rights Movement
Professor Juliet Hooker
Friday, November 18, 2016
3:00 – 4:30 p.m., SAV 260


Juliet Hooker is Associate Professor of Government and of African and African Diaspora Studies and the University of Texas, Austin. She is a political theorist specializing in comparative political theory and critical race theory. Her primary research interests include black political thought, Latin American political thought, political solidarity, and multiculturalism; she has also published on Afro-descendant and indigenous politics and multicultural rights in Latin America. She is the author of Race and the Politics of Solidarity (Oxford University Press, 2009), and Theorizing Race in the Americas (forthcoming from Oxford University Press in 2017), which juxtaposes the accounts of race formulated by prominent nineteenth and twentieth-century U.S. African-American and Latin American thinkers: Frederick Douglass, Domingo F. Sarmiento, W. E. B. Dubois and José Vasconcelos. Her articles have appeared in journals such as: American Political Science Review, Political Theory, Politics, Groups and Identities, Souls, Journal of Latin American Studies, and Latin American Research Review. Her most recent publication is “Black Lives Matter and Paradoxes of U.S Politics: From Democratic Sacrifice to Democratic Repair” (Political Theory 2016)