Echarpalantismo: Neoliberal Subjectivities in the Colony of Puerto Rico
Date: Friday, April 30th
Time: 3:00 pm EST
LACS' Other Feminisms: Hemispheric Interventions series present: “Echarpalantismo: Neoliberal Subjectivities in the Colony of Puerto Rico” by Rocío Zambrana, Emory University. The event will be followed by a conversation with Megan Craig (Philosophy, SUNY Stony Brook)
Rocío Zambrana’s work examines critiques of capitalism and coloniality in various philosophical traditions, especially Marxism, Decolonial Thought, and Feminisms of the Américas (Latinx, Latin American, Caribbean). Her current work explores coloniality as the afterlife of colonialism, considering the articulation and deployment of race/gender as crucial to the development and resilience of capitalism. She considers the manifestations of coloniality in a colonial context by examining fiscally distressed Puerto Rico. She is the author of Colonial Debts: The Case of Puerto Rico (forthcoming 2021, Duke University Press) and Hegel’s Theory of Intelligibility (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2015), in addition to articles, book chapters, and columns on related themes. She is Co-Editor, with Bonnie Mann, Erin McKenna, and Camisha Russell, of Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, and columnist for 80grados (San Juan, Puerto Rico).