Vijay Prashad is the George and Martha Kellner Chair in South Asian History and Professor of International Studies at Trinity College in Hartford, CT. In 2013-2014, he was the Edward Said Chair at the American University of Beirut. Prashad is the author of THE DARKER NATIONS: A PEOPLE'S HISTORY OF THE THIRD WORLD (2007), and the editor (with Paul Amar) of DISPATCHES FROM THE ARAB SPRING (2013). His work includes numerous books, articles, dispatches, and edited collections on South Asia, the Middle East, and the United States.
This is Prashad's keynote at the 5th annual UCCNRS conference, held at UC San Diego on May 15, 2015. The conference title was "Race and Empire, PostColoniality, and DeColoniality."
The University of California Center for New Racial Studies is a research network on race and racism that is active on all ten campuses of the UC system. Headquartered at UC Santa Barbara, the UCCNRS was launched in 2010 and supported by the UC central administration for five years. It currently includes c. 180 ladder-rank faculty associates, as well as numerous graduate and professional students, based in the social sciences, arts and humanities, natural sciences, and professional schools such as law, education, public health, and social work.
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