New Book Talks: The Coloniality of Human Trafficking

(CSREA) Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America
, True North Classroom

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CSREA’s New Book Talks highlight new and notable works studying race, ethnicity, and indigeneity. They facilitate thought-provoking and critical engagement with emerging scholarship.

White Supremacy, Racism and the Coloniality of Anti-Trafficking

Elena Shih, co-Editor; Manning Assistant Professor of American Studies and Ethnic Studies, Brown University

Kamala Kempadoo, co-Editor, Professor of Social Science at York University, Canada

White Supremacy, Racism and the Coloniality of Anti-Trafficking centers the legacies of race and racism in contemporary anti-trafficking work and examines them in greater detail. A number of recent arguments have suggested that race and racism are not only visible, but vital, to the success of contemporary anti-trafficking discourses and movements. The contributors offer recent scholarship grounded in critical anti-racist perspectives that reveal the historical and contemporary racial working of anti-trafficking discourses and practices globally—and how these intersect with gender, citizenship, sexuality, caste and class formations, and the global political economy.

In conversation with volume contributors José Miguel Nieto Olivar and Flávia Melo da Cunha of the University of Saõ Paolo, and Samuel Okyere of the University of Bristol

Moderated by Yin Q, Artist in Residence in American Studies and Core Organizer, Red Canary Song