CLEAR Faculty Fellow Community Presentations: Adam Hosein and Kris Manjapra. 

Join the Center for Law, Equity and Race (CLEAR) for a symposium with CLEAR Faculty Fellows, Adam Hosein and Kris Manjapra.

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2:00 - 3:00 PM

Adam Omar Hosein
Racial Discrimination and Social Power

Adam Omar Hosein is Associate Professor of Philosophy, Director of the Politics, Philosophy, and Economics Program, and Affiliate Professor of Law. He works in moral, political, and legal philosophy, with a special interest in areas of international concern and issues relating to race or gender. He is author of The Ethics of Migration: An Introduction (Routledge, 2019).

During his fellowship year, Hosein will pursue a book project about discrimination, including anti-discrimination. Titled Discrimination, Inclusion, and Social Progress, the book is under contract with Oxford University Press. Professor Hosein asks what it would take for a theory of discrimination to fully account for structural racism. He suggests that disparate treatment and disparate impact are conceptually inadequate to grapple with complex, hegemonic systems of racial supremacy. He will explore methods of shifting power in favor of people marginalized by race and class, including proportional representation in federal elections and greater community control over local police.

3:00 - 4:00 PM

Kris Manjapra
Reckoning with Ancestral Remains

Kris Manjapra is the Stearns Trustee Professor of History and Global Studies in the departments of History and Cultures, Societies and Global Studies.  Professor Manjapra works at the intersection of transnational history and the critical study of race and colonialism.  His research interests are in global Black Studies, the African diaspora, the modern Caribbean, and modern South Asia.  He is founder of Black History in Action.  He is the author of five books, including his comparative study of global emancipation processes and the implications for the reparations movement today: Black Ghost of Empire: The Long Death of Slavery and the Failure of Emancipation (Scribner, 2023).

Professor Manjapra’s research has examined the broad historical and conceptual framework of reparations. He will spend his fellowship year continuing this exploration of reparations, and exploring the human rights landscape in which claims and defenses are situated, as well as grassroots forms of community legal action. He is researching reparations for the vast collections of human remains, and bodily derivatives, of Black and Indigenous peoples held by North American, British, and European museums, medical schools, and anthropological repositories. His work will examine the reparative struggles and disruptive engagements of descendant communities, including court cases, protests and sit-ins. This year Professor Manjapra is interested in exploring the human rights landscape in which claims and defenses are situated, as well as grassroots forms of community legal action.

Jun 3, 2024

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm