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Organizing Knowledge to Challenge Inequality
September 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDT
Join us for a talk by Professor Ananya Roy!
Professor Ananya Roy is a scholar of global racial capitalism and postcolonial development whose research is concerned with the political economy and politics of dispossession and displacement. At the very heart of her work is an insistence on the transformation of the public university – through teaching, public scholarship, and community engagement – so that it can be a force for social justice.
She is the author of numerous books, including: City Requiem, Calcutta: Gender and the Politics of Poverty; Encountering Poverty: Thinking and Acting in an Unequal World, and Poverty Capital: Microfinance and the Making of Development. Dr. Roy currently leads a National Science Foundation Research Coordination Network on Housing Justice in Unequal Cities.
Talk sponsored by Social Justice Initiative, Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy, The Great Cities Institute and Center for Urban Economic Development