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Race, Justice, and The Ecological Legacy of The Plantation In Southern Louisiana

February 3, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The humanitarian disaster triggered by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 exposed the racial violence and class domination that structures New Orleans and the broader U.S. South. This talk uses ethnography to explore the social impact of the privatization of public services in Southern Louisiana in the years since Katrina made landfall. With a particular focus on the quasi-privatization of public schools, this presentation analyzes how the politics of space, place, and class in Black New Orleans are being transformed.

Speaker: Dr. Justin Hosbey, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology at Emory University


February 3, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy
Centre for the Study of United States