The Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University generates scholarly research, educational tools, and policy analysis geared towards dismantling racism in its many forms. We build multidisciplinary initiatives for fostering racial justice, decolonial politics, and intersectional liberation by forging relationships across AU and with external changemakers in the DC region and beyond.
The interim leadership team will continue to aggregate and amplify the work of AU scholars who study race and empire by partnering with external policy and practitioner stakeholders, advocates, and activists.
Dr. Randolph Persaud examined Walter Rodney’s contribution to subaltern critical political economy, and to the general politics of decolonization. Specific attention was given to the transnational character of Rodney’s work and praxis, and to the central role of violent racism in the emergence and reproduction of global capitalism. The presentation also examined the overdetermined complexity of racism in the configuration of the social, as well as a comparison of Rodney’s work with that of Fanon.
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Under the new leadership of Sara Clarke Kaplan, the ARPC will continue to aggregate and amplify the work of AU scholars who study race and empire by partnering with external policy and practitioner stakeholders, advocates, and activists.
Sara Clarke Kaplan
Interim Managing Director
Christine Platt, JD
Garrett Graddy-Lovelace Associate Professor SIS - School of International Service
Malini Ranganathan Associate Professor SIS - School of International Service
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